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    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

  • Mar 08, 2021

    Minister of Children’s Services Rebecca Schulz and Minister of Community and Social Services Rajan Sawhney issued the following statement on Social Work Week 2021:

  • Feb 24, 2021

    Alberta parents who use child care will receive $561 per child with the new Working Parents Benefit, a one-time payment to help parents with the cost of child care.

  • Feb 22, 2021

    Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women Leela Sharon Aheer, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General Kaycee Madu and Minister of Children’s Services Rebecca Schulz issued the following statements on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day:

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