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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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Accomplishments

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.

Key information

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

Maintains budgets at record levels for health and education, and focuses on getting Alberta back to work.
Subsidies are available to offset the cost of child care for eligible lower-income families.

Latest news

  • May 06, 2020

    Up to $17.8 million in grants will be provided to child care centres and approved family day home agencies to ensure they are ready to safely restart and support families through Alberta’s economic recovery.

  • Apr 25, 2020

    Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women Leela Sharon Aheer, Minister of Community and Social Services Rajan Sawhney, Minister of Children’s Services Rebecca Schulz, and Minister of Seniors and Housing Josephine Pon issued the following joint statement on continued support for those experiencing domestic and family violence during the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Apr 07, 2020

    Family Resource Networks (FRNs) will deliver prevention and early intervention services and supports through a provincial network of community-based service providers.

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