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The Child and Youth Well-being Review was established to better understand the full scope of the psychological, social, educational and physical effects related to the COVID-19 pandemic on children and youth.
The panel engaged with a wide range of Albertans, including researchers, educators, health care professionals, and mental health experts, as well as parents, children and youth.
COVID-19 has affected all aspects of life for young people from every culture and community. The panel learned from experts on ways to ensure children and youth have the tools they need to process and cope in healthy ways.
Results under review
Who is listening
Ministry of Children's Services
Adult and youth surveys
We gathered feedback from 9,176 Albertans through 2 separate online surveys from May 27 to July 31, 2021.
- The adult survey collected thoughts and ideas from parents, caregivers and professionals who work with children.
- The youth survey collected thoughts and ideas from children and youth under the age of 19.
Telephone town halls
We held 6 telephone town halls where 659 Albertans shared their stories.
Stakeholders were invited to participate in telephone town halls and panel-led virtual round tables. 16 round table sessions were held with 127 Albertans representing 98 organizations. We also received 96 written submissions.
The panel collected information from researchers, educators, health care professionals, and mental health experts, as well as Alberta parents, youth and children.
Recommendations to help support young people were provided in a report to government in December 2021.
A cross-ministry action plan, informed by the Child and Youth Well-being Review, includes 10 recommendations that chart a path to supporting children and youth affected by the pandemic.
- Taking action to support children and youth (May 31, 2022)
- Child and Youth Well-being Review panel submits report (December 17, 2021)
- A brighter future for kids now and beyond the pandemic (May 27, 2021)
Connect with the Child and Youth Well-being Review:
Email [email protected]