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Our Research

Fun and factual story on how Our Kids Network collects and uses data from surveys. Rudy, the turnip explains why it's so important for community members to do surveys so children, youth and families can thrive.

2018 Kindergarten Parent Survey Data


In 2003, Our Kids Network (OKN) developed the Kindergarten Parent Survey (KPS) to survey parents of kindergarten students about the health, well-being and experiences of children and families in Halton. This survey allows us to examine important child outcomes at the population level. 

The (KPS) is completed every three years and asks Halton families of children in kindergarten about their experiences. Since 2003, 14,717 families have participated in the survey.

Survey highlights infographic
KPS Factsheet 


Data Portal

Current technical difficulties

Our Kids Network wants to make important data and information open, accessible and usable so everyone can work towards the Halton 7 so all children thrive. The OKN Data Portal is an interactive database containing a large inventory of community-level data. Users will find community and neighbourhood-level information, demographics, OKN research data on health, safety, education, Developmental Assets, census data and more. More about the Data Portal. Data Portal resources. Start using the OKN Data Portal

Research Reports, Tables and Archives

Our Kids network has been collecting and sharing data on a diverse and robust set of indicators related to the status of children, youth and families since 2003. Starting with the Community Report Card 2004, the network has produced a wide variety of reports, analyses and visualizations of data and knowledge.Go to Research Reports, Tables and Archives

Foundational Frameworks

Working towards creating the best conditions for children thrive in Halton requires evidence-based strategic planning. Our Kids network relies on these foundational frameworks to structure, guide and monitor our work: Results Based Accountability, the Halton 7 population results, Knowledge Mobilization and Collective Impact. More...