COVID-19 Updates: Protecting Albertans from the Omicron variant.
- 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.
- Jan 17, 2022
Minister of Children’s Services Rebecca Schulz and Minister of Education Adriana LaGrange issued the following statement on International Mentoring Day:
- Dec 22, 2021
Under the Canada-Alberta Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement, $3.8 billion will be invested over five years to lower fees for parents with children zero to kindergarten age accessing licensed child care and strengthen child care for families in Alberta.
- Dec 17, 2021Child and Youth Well-being Review panel submits report | Le comité d’examen du bien-être des enfants et des jeunes présente son rapport
The Child and Youth Well-being Review panel has submitted recommendations the government based on research and feedback from Albertans about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and youth.