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All Children Thrive! Our Kids Network is a Halton-wide partnership of organizations and agencies serving children and youth. Our work is focused on child development from birth to 18 years. Protocol partners from education, government, health, mental health, police services and the multicultural community provide the backbone structure that guides our vision, strategy, planning, and advocacy activities.

Agencies and numerous individuals carry out our mission to promote healthy development, security and safety of all children, youth and families through collective action. These professionals come from the early learning and care field across Halton: library systems, child, youth and family services, faith-based organizations and the public, education, mental health and children’s services sectors. Parents, youth and other family members also help implement our mission through their involvement on committees and other local initiatives.

OKN promotes healthy development, security and safety of all children, youth and families through collective action. One way to do that is to share knowledge and information with service providers. Our resources cover the structure of OKN, frameworks we use and even templates for committees and working groups. Explore Resources

Our Kids Network is a Halton-wide partnership of individuals, organizations and agencies serving children and youth. Our strength is in our collaborative partnerships and the dedication of more than 200 individuals from agencies and organizations who population our committees and working groups. More...

No single group or individual can address all the needs of one family, one child, one neighbourhood, or one community.  OKN is built on partnership and participation at all levels of community; from three levels of government, mental health leaders and school boards to local agencies, charities, faith groups and families themselves. More...

Our Kids Network is using research and collaboration to improve children’s development and put sustainable supports and services in place. OKN identifies and defines the challenge(s) to be addressed and actively coordinates actions and shares data and lessons learned.