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Progress summary

The graphic information below summarizes the progress on recommendations received and actions taken, in relation to child intervention, for the most current five years. Children’s Services receives recommendations from recognized formal inputs such as the Fatality Inquiry Board and the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate. These reports are directly or indirectly related to children who have received services in child intervention. Some of the recommendations from these reports are intended exclusively for other ministries, and Children’s Services does not track progress on these.

The public reporting on progress allows recommending bodies and Albertans to keep informed of systemic improvement to the child intervention system. The status of all recommendations is updated twice every year (September and March).

Overall progress on 128 recommendations (2016-17 to September 2020-21)

Overall Recommendations Progress (2016-2017 to September 2020-21)

Response Pending
Not Started
Completed: the intent of the recommendation has been met by the actions taken
Completed/Alternate Solution: the ministry has developed an alternate solution which addresses the concern
In Progress: steps or actions are underway to achieve the recommendation
N/A: recommendation was not accepted by the ministry
Ongoing: long term action required - systemic or standing issues
Abandoned: recommendation is no longer being worked on due to changes in resources, ministerial direction or evidence-based research

Children's Services does not report on recommendations directed solely at other ministries. Starting in fiscal year (2019-2020), this category no longer includes recommendations intended for other ministries. It is a count of recommendations Not Accepted by Children Services.

Recommendation count by author, progress and fiscal year

The following chart provides a breakdown of the recommendations by year and recommending body.

Bar chart showing breakdown by year, recommending body and status of recommendation.


Author Full name
FI Fatality Inquiry
MPCI Ministerial Panel on Child Intervention
OAG Office of the Auditor General
OCYA Office of the Child and Youth Advocate

Recommendations and reports

Total recommendation count by fiscal year

2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020 2020/2021 Total
31 26 51 17 3 128

2020/21 report recommendation count


Ministry Public Responses

More information on the Ministerial Panel on Child Intervention

Deaths, serious injuries and incidents of children receiving services

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