COVID-19 Updates: State of public health emergency declared.
- 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)
- AISH provides financial and health benefits for eligible Albertans with a permanent medical condition that prevents them from earning a living.
- Learn more about Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH).
Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD)
- The FSCD program works with eligible families to provide support and services based on each child and family’s needs.
- The FSCD program is based on the Family Support for Children with Disabilities Act (FSCD Act) and the FSCD Regulation.
- Learn more about Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD).
Family violence prevention
- Family violence prevention includes activities and resources to help prevent family violence and support healthy relationships.
- Family violence includes physical, verbal, emotional, financial and sexual abuse, neglect, stalking or being kept from seeing other people or forced to stay in one place.
- Learn more about Family violence prevention. Read Minister’s statement on Family Violence Prevention Month 2020.
- 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 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
- The PDD program helps adults with developmental disabilities get services to live as independently as possible in their community.
- The program is based on the Persons with Developmental Disabilities Services Act and Regulations.
- Learn more about Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD).
Alberta’s budget is focused on protecting lives and livelihoods, investing in health care, preparing for recovery and spending responsibly.
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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.