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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.

TTFM / OurSchool Reports

Insight into Wellbeing of Halton Children & Youth
The results of the 2015-2016 Tell Them From Me / OurSCHOOL surveys give us important knowledge about the wellbeing of children and youth in Halton. This knowledge will be used to direct planning and improve services for children, youth and families in Halton.

The two new reports (elementary and secondary) contain information on students’ school and learning experiences, peer relationships, safety, bullying, and physical activity.

2015-2016 Tell Them From Me / OurSCHOOL Elementary Survey   Highlights Infographic  Full Report
2015-2016 Tell Them From Me / OurSCHOOL Secondary Survey    Highlights Infographic  Full Report

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...