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Child & Youth Wellbeing Survey
(Halton Youth Impact Survey)

The Halton Youth Impact Survey Results are in, and we have launched the fourth in a series of seven Data Action Bulletins. The first Bulletin, An Outlook on Mental Health: A Priority for all Youth, shares key findings from the survey as well as feedback from the Youth Data Party on the state of young people’s mental health in Halton. The second Bulletin, Relationships are the Roots of Positive Development explores findings from the survey on the state of Halton youth’s relationships and sense of belonging among peers and adults, and in their community. The third bulletin, Building for the Future: How Halton Youth Engage in Caring for their Communities and the Environment focuses on how young people in neighbourhoods across the Region interact with their community. The fourth bulletin, Supporting Families to Champion Positive Youth Development provides an outlook on youth’s experiences of discrimination, homelessness, and food insecurity.

The aim of the Data Action Bulletins is to inspire conversation around the wellbeing of young people in Halton. Each bulletin is designed to guide discussion through a series of questions and ideas that will lead to discovery and meaningful action. The bulletins conclude with a series of Data Actions, or questions to guide discussion at your organization and catalyze action towards improving the wellbeing of all young people in Halton.

Additional links:

About the HYIS Survey
Mental Health Findings
Relationships and Belonging Findings
Youth Engagement Findings
Supporting Families to Champion Positive Youth Development

OKN Data Portal 2.0 NEW Tutorials!

The OKN Data Portal puts timely data at your fingertips – explore our latest release: the results from the Halton Youth Impact Survey. 2599 youth 9 to 18 years-old from across Halton participated. Learn more about what they have to say about belonging, mental health, safety, family life, relationships and more.

The OKN Data Portal is our online, interactive inventory of information. It contains neighbourhood level data including OKN and Census data. More about the OKN Data Portal 2.0., Data Portal 2.0 Resources.

We have tutorials to help you navigate! Explore the overview of the Data Portal features and functions. Learn how to add secondary indicators and make comparisons between various geographies. The Map My Data tool tutorial demonstrates how to map your own data, create maps, and then overlay OKN data with yours. Users can map postal code point data (addresses).

Start using the OKN Data Portal 2.0 (Works best with Chrome browsers. Not usable with Internet Explorer.)

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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...