- 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.
Budget 2022 is moving Alberta forward by building health system capacity, getting more Albertans working, and balancing the budget.
- Sep 23, 2022
To support traumatized children, Alberta’s government will provide more training and mentoring for front-line staff at four provincial treatment centres.
- Aug 18, 2022Supporting the mental health of kids in child care | Soutien de la santé mentale des enfants pris en charge par les services de garde d’enfants
To make mental health supports more accessible for kids, the governments of Alberta and Canada are helping early childhood educators access free training.
- Aug 12, 2022
Minister of Education Adriana LaGrange and Minister of Children’s Services Matt Jones issued the following statement on International Youth Day: