Ministry of Children’s Services

Leads child care and intervention, early childhood development, foster and kinship care, adoption, and improvements for children and youth.

Key services

In Focus

  • Man looking at plans on hood of truck
    Maintains budgets at record levels for health and education, and focuses on getting Alberta back to work.
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    Send a message to Premier Jason Kenney, invite him to attend an event, or request a congratulatory message or scroll.
  • Suicide prevention graphic novels

    Two graphic novels and videos on youth suicide prevention have been created by and for First Nations and Métis youth. These resources support youth suicide prevention and mental health promotion for Indigenous children, youth and families.

  • New online child care subsidy application

    Use this tool to apply for and renew your child care subsidies.

  • Mentoring Month

    January is mentoring month.  Would you like to make a real difference in the life of a child in need? This month and every month, opportunities exist in Alberta. Learn more.

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.

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