Ministry of Children’s Services

Leads child care & intervention, early childhood development, foster & kinship care, adoption, and improvements for children & youth.

Key services

In focus

  • Minister Ceci and Minister Larivee with children at playplace
    Lower-income families with children may be eligible for a financial benefit to help provide a better quality of life for their children.
  • Premier Notley and Children’s Services minister Danielle Larivee visit the Intercultural Child and Family Centre in Edmonton
    This Alberta-wide pilot program provides child care for children aged 0 to 6 years with maximum fees of $25 per day.

Our responsibilities

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.

Featured News

  • 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.

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