Find out about adoption processes and statistics, and access adoption records and other post-adoption services.
Funding and supports are available for youth who have been in care, as they pursue post-secondary studies and prepare for adulthood.
Lower-income families with children may be eligible for the ACB to help provide a better quality of life for their children.
Funding, supports and services for families and child care staff and operators.
How to become a guardian, foster parent or kinship caregiver, and support for caregivers.
Child and family services, interventions and support programs, and the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate.
Find supports and know what happens when child abuse, neglect or sexual exploitation are reported.
Provide a safe, nurturing, healthy and stable home for an Indigenous child in need of care.
Alberta’s network of 57 Parent Link Centres provide parents and caregivers with free resources and support.
Lower-income families with children may be eligible for a financial benefit to help provide a better quality of life for their children.
This Alberta-wide pilot program provides child care for children aged 0 to 6 years with maximum fees of $25 per day.
A Stronger, Safer Tomorrow
On June 28, 2018, the Government of Alberta released the public action plan A Stronger, Safer Tomorrow to protect and empower the province’s children, youth and caregivers.
Alberta Youth Suicide Prevention Plan
Building Strength, Inspiring Hope: A Provincial Action Plan for Youth Suicide Prevention 2019-2024 outlines evidence-informed actions that will build community capacity, provide supports and services focused on recovery and growth, and ultimately reduce youth suicide in Alberta.
Improving the child intervention system
New legislation is helping protect children and support families.
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.
- Feb 27, 2019
Alberta’s child poverty rate has dropped, thanks to the Alberta Child Benefit and other poverty-reduction strategies.
- Dec 28, 2018
The province continued to make life better for families this year by adding thousands of affordable child care spaces, expanding the school nutrition program and investing in new infrastructure.
- Nov 30, 2018
Minister of Children’s Services Danielle Larivee honoured nine caring and passionate Albertans at Government House for their outstanding commitment to quality child care and child development.