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Minister Mickey Amery
Mickey Amery was sworn in as Minister of Children's Services on October 24, 2022.
The Premier's mandate letter to the Minister of Children’s Services outlines the objectives and priorities of the work they will focus on in their role.
Consistent, sustainable funding allows child advocacy centres to provide coordinated and child-friendly services and supports to children and youth who have experienced abuse.
$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.
- 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.
- Mar 15, 2023
Through Budget 2023, Alberta’s government is investing an additional $28 million to support and empower youth and young adults to successfully transition out of government care and build careers.
- Mar 08, 2023Removing employment barriers for immigrant women | Suppression des obstacles liés à l’emploi auxquels sont confrontées les immigrantes
The governments of Alberta and Canada are increasing access to jobs for immigrant women in the province’s growing licensed child-care sector.
- Feb 16, 2023
Providing funding to licensed family day home agencies will increase affordable child-care spaces for Alberta families in high-need and high-demand areas.