From the Minister

December 03, 2021 | Inclusive society

Creating space for more students with developmental disabilities to pursue their educational goals.

November 09, 2021 | Jobs

Changes to Alberta’s largest jobs training program will help thousands of Albertans with higher levels of unemployment get back to work.

October 26, 2021 | Family and social supports

Albertans deserve a social safety net that fosters individual resilience.

Key information

  • Alberta Supports

    • Alberta Supports helps Albertans access more than 30 programs and 120 services for seniors, people with disabilities, job seekers, parents and families, homelessness, financial assistance, abuse and family violence prevention.
    • There are 3 ways to connect with Alberta Supports: online, by phone or in-person at one of our Alberta Supports and Alberta Works Centres. Please note that in-person services have been temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are asking Albertans to contact the center before attending in person.
    • Learn more about Alberta Supports.
  • Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH)

  • Employment Services

  • Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD)

  • Family violence prevention

  • Homeless supports

    • Homeless supports and programs help those experiencing homelessness find a shelter, access addiction and mental health supports, and provides emergency financial assistance.
    • Learn more about Homeless supports.
  • Income Support

    • Income support can be provided to individuals and families to pay for basic expenses like food, clothing and shelter.
    • Learn more about Income Support.
  • People with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) program

In focus

Budget 2021

Alberta’s budget is focused on protecting lives and livelihoods, investing in health care, preparing for recovery and spending responsibly.

COVID-19 translated resources

COVID-19 resources are available in Arabic, 中文, हिंदी, 한국어, ਪੰਜਾਬੀ, Af-Soomaali, Español, Français, Tagalog, Tiếng Việt and Urdu.

Helping people connect with a range of programs and services to meet their unique needs.
Giving people at risk of domestic violence the option to apply for information about an intimate partner’s violent past.


Minister Luan was elected as Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Calgary-Foothills on April 16, 2019. He previously served as an MLA for Calgary-Hawkwood (2012 to 2015).

Married to his wife, Ms. Fengying Zhang for 34 years, Luan has 2 daughters. Graduating from the University of Calgary with a Masters of Social Work in 1990, he has dedicated his career to public service, promoting healthy families, strong communities and economic prosperity. He served in a variety of roles in provincial and municipal governments including as a child protection worker, a social planner, a manager and as a senior counsellor.

Luan has also managed funding for nonprofit social service agencies for over 20 years. He co-chaired the Immigrant Sector Council of Calgary (2006 to 2012) and served on the Calgary Council on Mental Health and Addictions from 2017 to 2018. He is proud to have made a difference in many lives throughout his professional services and community volunteering, and received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for community services.

Jason Luan was appointed as the Minister of Community and Social Services on July 8, 2021. He previously served as the Associate Minister for Mental Health and Addictions.