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Funding available to help protect vulnerable children and families

Alberta is inviting local agencies to participate in a $20 million program to help end child abuse, family violence, sexual assault and bullying, and to support children’s mental health.

The Family and Community Safety program, a grant funding initiative, will support community-led projects that address these and other issues that affect the safety of families and communities. The fund will build on the good work that is already ongoing in communities and strengthen it by supporting new and innovative programs.

“Alberta is a place of great opportunity and compassion, yet there are still many incidents of child abuse, family violence, sexual assault and bullying. And because even one incident negatively impacts both the victim and our communities, we all must work together to promote safety and respect. To assist in this, the Government of Alberta has committed funding to supporting grassroots prevention efforts across the province.”

Dave Hancock, Premier

“This funding will be instrumental in ending and preventing the root causes of social issues. Community partnerships will play a huge role in having these new projects come on stream to make sure that children and families are kept safe.”

Manmeet S. Bhullar, Minister of Human Services

Successful applicants will lead grassroots initiatives that promote local efforts to prevent abuse and protect vulnerable Albertans.

“This fund will support a wide range of initiatives. We are looking to support great new or existing projects as well as collaborative community action plans that take a holistic look at social issues that affect the safety and well-being of Albertans.”

Sandra Jansen, Associate Minister of Family and Community Safety

Applications will be accepted from community agencies and groups on either new or existing projects that engage in a partnership with another organization.

Interested community agencies can find out more about funding criteria, how to apply and application deadlines on the Human Services website.

This commitment supports the government’s to address the root causes that bring children into care, take action to support vulnerable Albertans, and keep children healthy and safe.

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.


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