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.
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.
- Alberta’s Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act requires anyone who believes a child is at risk to report their concern.
- Learn the signs of abuse and neglect, and report concerns to the Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-387-KIDS.
- Foster Care is the temporary living arrangement for a child if Children's Services can’t quickly locate suitable kinship care.
- To learn more about becoming a foster caregiver, contact your local Children’s Services office or Delegated First Nation Agency.
- Alberta residents are able to adopt children in government care, as well as through private and international adoption.
- Families who adopt or obtain private guardianship of a child in permanent government care can apply for financial assistance.
- Jan 17, 2024
Minister of Children and Family Services Searle Turton issued the following statement recognizing International Mentoring Day:
- Jan 15, 2024Help shape Alberta’s child-care system | Aider à façonner le système de garde d’enfants de l’Alberta
Alberta parents and guardians are encouraged to participate in the Early Learning and Child Care Parent Engagement Survey to help shape child care in the province.
- Dec 19, 2023
Families who have adopted a child through a licensed agency in Alberta can now apply for a one-time $6,000 subsidy.