Sharing knowledge and information

Our Kids Network shares relevant information and resources to help the professional community in planning and implementing effective supports for families and children.
Bullying Prevention

Literature Review

Community agencies have come together on the Bullying Prevention Task Force, a sub-committee of Our Kids Network, to try to facilitate a coordinated approach to address bullying issues effecting children and youth.
A literature review was produced to provide an understanding of current evidence and knowledge about bullying. The information in the literature review includes how to prevent its occurrence; how to intervene appropriately, and how to support those involved in cases of bullying.
Bullying Prevention Literature Review

OKN Bullying Prevention Task Force Envronmental Scan
The OKN Bullying Prevention Task Force (BPTF) Envronmental Scan documents existing bullying prevention and support programs/services in Halton. It can be used to help identify gaps in programming/services and highlight potential collaborative opportunities so service providers an others working with children and youth can have a co-ordinated and comprehensive approach to address bullying.
BPTF Environmental Scan of programs and services

Child care

Province of Ontario’s Modernizing Child Care in Ontario Discussion Paper

Together with Our Kids Network-Early Years and Partners for Children with Special Needs, Halton’s Children’s Services submitted a response to Modernizing Child Care in Ontario, a discussion paper released by the provincial Ministry of Education. Released earlier this year, the discussion paper invited Ontarians to provide feedback about the child care system in Ontario.

Among the items Halton and its partners advocated for was stable funding to ensure a vibrant and well-connected early learning and child care system where qualified staff receive adequate compensation.
Modernizing Child Care in Ontario Discussion Paper
Our Kids Network Early Years Committee letter of support

Halton Early Learning & Child Care Plan 2012 – 2015
Halton Region’s Children’s Services Division, in its capacity of child care system manager, has released the Early Learning and Child Care Plan (ELCCP) 2012-2015. The plan identifies the ideal conditions for a quality early learning and child care system in Halton. The ELCCP contains information on 28 indicators of system performance and recommended actions in order to improve the system.
 Halton Early Learning and Child Care Plan 2012-2015

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Our Kids Network encourages the use and sharing of its information and resources for non-commercial, educational and outreach purposes. Reports, publications, surveys and other resources are the property of Our Kids Network and should not be reproduced in whole or in part without the permission of Our Kids Network, a partnership of Halton CAS, Halton Region, ROCK, Halton District School Board, Halton Catholic District School Board, Halton Police, ErinoakKids and Halton Multicultural Centre. All rights reserved. ©

Data is more than just numbers

The OKN Data Portal is an interactive online database. Users will find community and neighbourhood-level information, demographics, OKN research data on health, safety, education, Developmental Assets®, Census data and more. Use it for planning, funding proposal, presentations, mapping and more.

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A Positive Approach
to Strengthening all Families

A strong, healthy, caring family can make a lot of difference in our lives. The Search Institute conducted a national research study to identify a set of “Family Assets” that make a major difference in the lives of both kids and parenting adults. Like Developmental Assets, Family Assets focus on identifying, celebrating, and investing in the strengths in families.
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