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Jason Luan

Date

April 22, 2022

Topic

Family and social supports

Over the last 2 years, Albertans have faced some of the most challenging times our province has ever experienced.

Through it all, our partnerships with civil society proved invaluable to making sure vulnerable Albertans were protected and still had access to the services and supports they needed. Now, as we begin to emerge from the pandemic, we are looking to civil society to make sure all Albertans are able to participate in the recovery.

As part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan, Alberta’s government is investing $7 million through the Civil Society Fund to support 37 civil society projects (PDF, 304 KB) that will help increase civil society’s capacity to address a range of social and economic issues like food security, homelessness, unemployment, mental health and domestic violence.

The Civil Society Fund is providing $20 million over 3 years to expand civil society’s capacity to address social challenges facing Albertans. The critical role civil society has in the well-being of Albertans contributes significantly to Alberta’s economy.

Budget 2022 includes an additional $6 million for the Civil Society Fund – completing our government’s 3-year $20-million platform commitment to invest in the capacity of our civil society sector.

Alberta’s government has always firmly believed civil society is best positioned to address local community challenges. This funding will go a long way to making sure vulnerable Albertans are positioned for success. Alberta is only successful when all of us can equally share in the prosperity this province has to offer.

Visit the Civil Society Fund web page to learn more about the fund.

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    Jason Luan

    Jason Luan was sworn in as Minister of Community and Social Services on July 8, 2021.

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