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    Minister Searle Turton

    Searle Turton was sworn in as Minister of Children and Family Services on June 9, 2023.

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Mandate letter

The Premier's mandate letter to the Minister of Children and Family Services outlines the objectives and priorities of the work they will focus on in their role.

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Important update

The Ministry of Children's Services became the Ministry of Children and Family Services on June 9, 2023. The programs and services listed below may not reflect our new structure. Information will be updated soon.

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Our responsibilities

Children’s Services focuses on early intervention, child development and delivering supports and services to children, youth and families. It works to ensure that children in Alberta have the tools they need to thrive in healthy families and communities. The ministry engages with Indigenous leaders and communities, the Government of Canada, other Government of Alberta ministries, community agencies and other stakeholders.

Key information

In focus

Taking quick, effective action to cut costs and deliver relief to help families, businesses and vulnerable Albertans.
Subsidies are available to offset the cost of child care for eligible families.

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