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Navigating the System

OKN seeks to provide Halton professionals with both the knowledge and resources to help children, youth and families. They need to help families access the right information, programs and services. They need access to data and knowledge in order make informed decisions about planning and implementing programs and service. The Data Portal and Halton iparent are two resources that OKN has researched and developed to help professionals in their work.


Watch the video to see how Milton Parks and Rec used the Data Portal to better understand and reach their target audience!

OKN Data Portal

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The OKN Data Portal an online inventory of community-level data that puts data front and centre and is a powerful resource for planning. Users will find community and neighbourhood-level information, demographics, OKN research data on health, safety, education, Developmental Assets®, Census data and more. The information in the Data Portal can be used to help plan and design systems navigation solutions for children, youth and families. Data Portal

Halton iparent

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Families seek help throughout the many developmental stages of their children’s lives, and OKN recognizes the challenges that they can face in trying to find and access the right programs, services and information at the right time. Halton iparent is one way to make it easier and simpler to find local programs and parent-focused information. Professionals and families alike can use Halton iparent to help "navigate the system". Halton iparent