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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.

Neighbourhood Data Profiles
and Municipal-level Secondary School Data


The OKN Neighbourhood Data Profiles integrate local data from 6 different sources, giving us a detailed picture of the wellbeing of children 0 to 12 years-old. OKN identified 27 neighbourhoods in Halton to collect data at this local-level because of the important role that neighbourhoods play in child development.


The municipal “Tell Them From Me (TTFM)/OurSCHOOL Secondary School Survey” data is Halton-specific and provides an outline of the wellbeing of Halton youth, 13 to 18 years-old.

Professionals who work with children, youth and families can use this and other OKN data resources to plan and implement programs and services at the local level, where it matters most.

Learn more about the neighbourhood profiles and municipal data.

Our Kids Network Neighbourhoods, and Halton Wards and Municipalities Map.

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 Resources

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...