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OKN Collective Impact Report 2019-20

Planning for the Future

“We know it is Halton professionals and agencies’ contributions and dedication to the growth and evolution of Our Kids Network for more than 20 years that have brought us to this important point in time.”

Our Kids Network 2020

 

The OKN Collective Impact Report for 2019-20 looks at highlights of the network’s activities between March 2019 and March 2020.

The report includes details on OKN’s renewed vision and mission, and a newly defined role; launch of the Data Portal 2.0, expanded Halton Youth Initiative, planning for Indigenous Reconciliation, and much more.

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In this Together…

In these unprecedented times, we hope you are keeping safe and well. While physical distancing has become the new normal, it is gratifying to see people finding creative ways to continue supporting children, youth and families. Our strong communities will get us through this.

We continue to focus on support for service providers and organizations that provide services to children, youth and families.

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Data Profiles Provide Rich Resources on the Status of Children and Youth in Halton

Professionals who work with children, youth and families in Halton can use both the OKN Neighbourhood Data Profiles (on the well-being of children 0 to 12 years-old) and the municipal “Tell Them From Me (TTFM) / OurSCHOOL Secondary School Survey” (on the well-being of Halton youth, 13 to 18 years-old) to plan and implement programs and services at the local level. View the neighbourhood profiles and municipal data.

Data Profiles Provide Rich Resources on the Status of Children and Youth in Halton

Professionals who work with children, youth and families in Halton can use both the OKN Neighbourhood Data Profiles (on the well-being of children 0 to 12 years-old) and the municipal “Tell Them From Me (TTFM)/OurSCHOOL Secondary School Survey” (on the well-being of Halton youth, 13 to 18 years-old) to plan and implement programs and services at the local level. View the neighbourhood profiles and municipal data.

Ways to recognize National Child Day on November 20

Halton Region, Ontario – Every November 20th, Canadians celebrate National Child Day to draw attention to children’s rights and recognize two historic events: the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in 1959, and the UN adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the convention.

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Change the Way You Access, Use and Understand Data!

The Our Kids Network Data Portal 2.0 has been launched with upgrades that can help professionals analyze and utilize data to deepen understanding and reveal even more compelling and meaningful information about the children, youth and families of Halton.

The Data Portal 2.0 upgrade has more options and control, resulting in complete customization of your maps, charts and graphs in the way you visualize them. The streamlined and simplified look makes it easy to find the data you’re looking for and work with it. About the OKN Data Portal 2.0.

Key features

  • Community and neighbourhood-level information, demographics, OKN research data on health, safety, education, Census data and more.
  • Explore data using maps, spreadsheets or chart formats.
  • Download data for your own use.
  • Customize the appearance of the maps to suit your own needs.

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Archived Our Kids Network Data Now Available!

Organized by the Halton 7 population results, OKN data prior to 2015 is now available for downloading. The Excel tables show the data by year, and OKN neighbourhood and municipality. Each file includes metadata describing the indicator, data source and year(s) available. View and download the Excel files.

Protocol Partners Work Together for Children, Youth, and Families

Halton: OKN is recognized nationally as a leader in creating innovative, strong collaborations and one that has made huge strides in in improving life for children and families in Halton is Protocol Partners. In a groundbreaking move, eight Protocol Partners signed a formal Our Kids Network Partnership Agreement that provides a structure for working together, sharing resources, and putting research into practice. Learn more.