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    Minister Rebecca Schulz

    Rebecca Schulz was sworn in as Minister of Children's Services on April 30, 2019.

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Image of Zebra CEO Cheryl Diebel, Children’s Services Minister Rebecca Schulz and Zebra board chair Allison McCollum with service dog Wren.

Consistent, sustainable funding allows child advocacy centres to provide coordinated and child-friendly services and supports to children and youth who have experienced abuse.

Kevin Honig, Advancing Futures Program Coordinator, Rebecca Schulz, Children’s Services Minister and Spencer Klug, Advancing Futures graduate.

$1 million more for Advancing Futures, a program giving youth who have been in care more financial support to pursue post-secondary studies and learn life skills.

Two graphic novels on youth suicide prevention have been created by/for First Nations and Métis youth. These resources support youth suicide prevention and mental health promotion.

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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.

In focus

Budget 2021

Alberta’s budget is focused on protecting lives and livelihoods, investing in health care, preparing for recovery and spending responsibly.

Subsidies are available to offset the cost of child care for eligible lower-income families.

Latest news

  • May 27, 2021

    The government wants to hear from Albertans, review available data and expertise, and ensure government and community supports are working for kids and families.

  • May 07, 2021

    Minister of Children’s Services Rebecca Schulz and Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Jason Luan issued the following joint statement on National Child and Youth Mental Health Day:

  • Apr 22, 2021

    Alberta’s government is bringing together a new advisory group to help inform a long-term plan to support parents who are working or getting back to work.

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