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- 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.
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 budget is focused on protecting lives and livelihoods, investing in health care, preparing for recovery and spending responsibly.
- Sep 10, 2021
Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Mike Ellis and Minister of Children’s Services Rebecca Schulz issued the following statement on World Suicide Prevention Day:
- Sep 01, 2021
Minister of Children’s Services Rebecca Schulz issued the following statement on Big Brothers Big Sisters Month:
- Aug 05, 2021
Minister of Children’s Services Rebecca Schulz issued the following statement in response to the Quebec-Canada agreement on a Canada-wide early learning and child care system: