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Working Together

Using the collective impact framework for collaborative networks, which focuses on complex community challenges, OKN promotes positive, healthy child and youth development and the security and safety of all children, youth and families.

OKN partners and the community set the common agenda, the Halton 7 population results . As a backbone organization, OKN helps by identifying and defining challenges and issues, building a common understanding of issues, and establishing clear goals for change that everyone works towards together.

The OKN Community Hubs, located in Acton, Milton and Aldershot, bring people and organizations together from across Halton Region improving the lives of children, youth and families. Each Hub is located at a school, is managed by a coordinator, and makes services more accessible to neighbourhoods. They all have classroom-sized space for community programs provided by OKN members and other community partners. More...

Based on EDI data and other neighbourhood characteristics, the Early Years Initiative provides the opportunity for local organizations to work together to plan and develop resources that are most needed and supported at the local level to address early childhood development and transition to school. More...

A broad variety of research-based information, ideas, resources and practical tools for use by professionals to help families and each other improve knowledge and skills, and build a strength-based approach to positive parenting. More...

OKN is committed to active and meaningful engagement of youth and adults within youth-serving organisations and communities across Halton. More...