- 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.
- Sep 22, 2020More support to help relaunch child care sector | Un soutien accru pour aider à relancer le secteur de la garde d'enfants
Licensed child care programs will receive $87 million in new funding as part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan and the federal Safe Restart agreement.
- Jul 23, 2020Affordable and accessible child care for more families | Des services de garde d’enfants accessibles et abordables pour un plus grand nombre de familles
As part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan, the Alberta government is reinvesting federal child care dollars to support families who need it most.
- Jun 11, 2020
The Alberta government is providing funding to train individuals who work with children to help prevent and address abusive and harmful situations.