- 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.
- 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.