From the Minister
Working to strengthen social supports for all Albertans.
- 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).
Budget 2022 is moving Alberta forward by building health system capacity, getting more Albertans working, and balancing the budget.
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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.