This release was issued under a previous government.

The commitment comes at the end of a two-day roundtable looking at the province’s child intervention system that wrapped up in Edmonton today. The roundtable looked at best practices in the child intervention system and how to strike the right balance between transparency and privacy.  Hundreds of Albertans participated in the forum, including a cross-section of experts, policy makers, aboriginal representatives and people with lived experience in the child intervention system.

“We have heard from the experts and we also heard, today, some very powerful and moving words from young people who have experience with the system. Those young people offered us a great deal of insight into the issue of the publication of information and also important steps we can take to improve the lives of children in care.”

- Manmeet S. Bhullar, Minister of Human Services

A draft summary report from the roundtable will be available in February for the public to comment on. The final report will be tabled in the Alberta Legislature this spring.  A recently appointed implementation team will use the final report to help accelerate activity on Minister Bhullar’s five-point plan and prioritize responses to previous recommendations for improving the child intervention system.

“I want to thank all the Albertans who took the time to contribute to the discussions we had over the last two days. I know that, as a government, we are going to act on what we heard so we can continue to protect Alberta’s children.”

- Manmeet S. Bhullar, Minister of Human Services

 Under the Building Alberta Plan, our government is investing in families and communities, living within our means, and opening new markets for Alberta's resources to ensure we're able to fund the services Albertans told us matter most to them. We will continue to deliver the responsible change Albertans voted for.

Related information

Child Intervention Roundtable

Child Intervention Implementation Team