Mandate letter

The Premier's mandate letter to the Minister of Seniors, Community and Social Services outlines the objectives and priorities of the work they will focus on in their role.

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From the Minister

November 03, 2022 | Family and social supports

Working to strengthen social supports for all Albertans.

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

Budget 2022 is moving Alberta forward by building health system capacity, getting more Albertans working, and balancing the budget.

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.

Biography

Jeremy Nixon was sworn in as the Minister of Seniors, Community and Social Services on October 24, 2022.

In the no-frills world of non-profit organizations, Jeremy has a track record of decreasing and controlling costs while improving outcomes.

His knowledge of Alberta’s most vulnerable is personal: he has heard their stories and seen their heartbreak. His concern about how the economy affects the quality of life for all Alberta families propelled him into the political arena. Jeremy had made a 15-year career in non-profit leadership and management, dealing with some of Alberta’s biggest societal challenges. He worked with organizations like The Mustard Seed, Canadian Mental Health and The Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary. He developed and led teams of up to 10,000 volunteers. He spoke at hundreds of events on homelessness and poverty. He developed innovative, life-changing programs.

Jeremy has also seen the challenges communities face when decision-makers are disconnected from the people and limited resources are poorly managed. Public funds needlessly spent to grow bureaucracy and pay interest on the growing debt is money unavailable for the programs Albertans’ value. Whether it is health care, support like AISH for the disabled, Child and Family Services, or even wildfire management, people’s lives and livelihood are on the line.

Jeremy has a degree in Communications and Culture from the University of Calgary. He is married to Anita and they have four children. He knows full well both the rewards and challenges of making ends meet and raising a family in Calgary.