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Family Day Monday, February 15
Quality of family relationships is the key to thriving children and youth. Take time to build strong family relationships every day.
Halton Region - While you’re enjoying Family Day this coming Monday, February 15, Our Kids Network is asking you to take time to recognize the importance of stable, enduring family relationships in children’s lives. Strong family ties lead to increased self-esteem, bolster strengths, and can help kids handle challenges. Media release  Videos: Parenting teens  Relationships in the early years

February, 2016 marks the 20th Anniversary of Black History Month in Canada.
In Halton, the celebrations and events are planned to celebrate Black culture and contributions. OKN Protocol Partners, Halton District School Board and Halton Catholic District School Board have numerous activities planned for students to learn and share.

iParent Database
Info Share Resources for planning and implementing effective programs and services  
Data Portal Your doorway to a large inventory of community level data and information on how to use it.  
Asset Building Toolkit

Play a role in preventing bullying

OKN Parenting Directory 11-12

Bullying impacts the health and well being of every
child or youth. PREVNet, a national network. News,
events, research and resources to help stop bullying.
OKN Bullying Prevention Literature Review
OKN Bullying Prevention Environmental Scan

“We should always be involved.”

Developmental Assets

Our Kids Network is continually looking for ways to help professionals engage youth in meaningful ways.
The Asset-Building Toolkit has an entire section on Child and Youth Engagement including a continuum for engagement and diagram, created by youth, and a checklist  to assist organizations in engaging youth.

Video: Celebrating Halton Families

Professionals and Research

Families are central to the positive development  of children and youth and are at the heart of thriving communities.
In the video, three families share the joys and struggles of parenting and the challenges they face due to the attitudes and perceptions of society. Video