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New, comprehensive data on youth wellbeing in Halton

New, comprehensive data on youth wellbeing in Halton

By Connor Clerke, OKN knowledge broker In May and June 2021, more than 2500 youth participated in the Halton Youth Impact Survey. The results from the survey address an important gap in comprehensive data on how young people are doing across a range of indicators, including mental health, belonging, safety, and connections with their community. Preliminary results were shared at a Youth Data Party in November 2021 with 44 young people leading a discussion on what the data means to them and how to mobilize the information to improve wellbeing in Halton. Participants shared ideas for taking action, from the community promoting a sense of belonging by helping youth feel at ease, to schools providing additional support for homework, resources for mental health and opportunities for connecting with others through clubs. Explore new data Now, the data is available for everyone to access in OKN’s Data Portal. With over 50 new indicators, you can now explore this new data to inform your work...

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Ever wonder…

how Halton youth are doing? where are the fastest areas of growth in Milton? how many children under the age of 5 live in Burlington? what are the social demographics of Oakville neighbourhoods? if you should expand your program or what community should you try to...

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Youth Activism in North Oakville Attracts Additional Funds to Expand OKN’s Halton Youth Initiative

By Siobhan Laverdiere, North Oakville Youth Initiative Project Coordinator Over the past year and a half since the North Oakville Youth Development Council (NOYDC) started meeting, the young members have made great strides. They have raised awareness of the importance...

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HO HO HOLD Everything!

By Mary Tabak, Our Kids Network Developmental Assets Manager It’s easy to get caught up in all the excitement of the holidays.  We can get overwhelmed with all the ads, decorations…and our children coming up with lists of “things” they want for the holidays. Let’s...

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