Research Reports


Our Kids Network Annual Reports 2014 and 2015
The work and structure of each committee and working group is included in these comprehensive reports.

The Halton Youth Parent Survey
In early 2013, all parents of Grade 7 and Grade 10 students in the Halton District School Board and the Halton Catholic District School Board were invited to complete the survey.Those who chose to participate gave their thoughts and opinions on a variety of important topics such as school climate, bullying and/or harassment, parenting challenges and parenting supports. The survey also measures five categories of Family Assets. The report is a high-level summary of the findings by grade.

Partnership Self Assessment Tool (PSAT)
Every two years, we use the Partnership SelfAssessment Tool(PSAT)to gather information from our members. The PSAT measures how OKN is functioning and whether we’re making the most of the collaborative process. In other words, the PSAT measure the factors that are known to strengthen our capacity to function in an integrated manner.

For evaluation purposes, OKN completed the PSAT in 2008, 2010 and 2012. Results from all three PSAT cycles are included in this report and we compare those results across years to evaluate our progress over time.

Halton Youth Survey (HYS) 2012

The Halton Youth Survey is intended to measure key factors related to healthy youth development
such as connections to family, school, community and peers; as well as physical and mental health and
participation in risky behaviours. The survey includes the measurement of 20 Developmental Assets. This profile compares results from 2006/07, 2009/10 and 2012/13 school years by grade, sex and
HYS Municipal Report resource
HYS Gender/Grade Report resource
HYS Neighbourhood Profiles provide information for each of the 21 Halton neighbourhoods. They are organized to show results by neighbourhood, municipality, neighbourhood, and by the region of Halton. This allows for easy comparison of the neighbourhood data to municipal and regional data.
HYS Neighbourhood Profiles resource

Halton Youth Survey 2006
Halton Youth Survey 2009
Halton Youth Survey 2012

Early Development Instrument (EDI) Community Profile Report 2012

The EDI is a developmental checklist completed by kindergarten teachers and designed to measure a child’s development. This report provides the community with information on how well children are doing in Halton and provides quality data to assist in planning programs and services.

Report Card 2011, A Vision for Children in Halton
The information and data in Report Card 2011, A Vision for Children in Halton is used by Halton agencies and organizations to improve planning, practice and to change policies to improve life for children.
Executive Summary
Report Card 2011 Profiles

Report Card 2011 Community Forums presentations
Burlington Aldershot
Halton Hills

Kindergarten Parent Survey (KPS)
The KPS is a Halton-designed instrument that asks parents about the experiences of children and families
in Halton. It allows us to examine some important child outcomes that are not measured in the EDI. The results of the surveys can be found in Report Card 2011.

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.

Search data, create maps or add your own data right now! 

Take some time to learn more about how to use the OKN Data Portal, OKN research and other types of resources.

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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