Overview

The Corporate Services Investigation Unit (CSIU) investigates allegations of fraudulent behaviour or abuse of funds against Children's Services and Community and Social Services programs and services. These include:

What fraud is

Fraud is giving false or misleading information to receive assistance for which the person is not eligible. It can include:

  • not declaring employment income earned while receiving assistance
  • not declaring income received from sources other than employment
  • living with someone while claiming to live alone
  • receiving assistance for children not living in the home
  • receiving assistance while attending school
  • using a different name to receive assistance

Report fraud

To report fraud or abuse of funds, fill out the report fraud form.

You can remain anonymous

The identity and personal information of anyone who reports suspected fraud is confidential. If you provide your name and contact information, CSIU may contact you for additional information. Your identity will not be divulged to the person you are reporting, but the details of your report may be released to that individual through an appeals process, judicial process or under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

In the event of a criminal investigation, the CSIU may be required to disclose your information to a law enforcement agency or in response to a judicial process.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can indicate it on the form. Your name and any contact information will be removed. We also recommend that you do not include information that may identify you in your comments.

What happens after you file a report

The information you provide is passed to the CSIU for assessment to determine what action, if any, is required. Substantiated instances of fraud could result in:

  • repayments of assistance for which the person is not eligible
  • reduced assistance payments
  • a fraud charge under the Income and Employment Support Act or the Criminal Code of Canada

Fraud report form

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Your contact information

All fields are required unless otherwise indicated.

Do you want to remain anonymous

Acknowledgement

By submitting this complaint, you are confirming your review and acceptance of the following terms and conditions:

  • By submitting this fraud report, you agree that the information contained therein is accurate and complete to your knowledge. The review of information submitted is with the understanding that the role of the Government of Alberta is limited to determining if any offence has been committed.
  • Not all complaints result in the opening of an investigation. More information may be requested from you and a final determination will be made after a complete review.
  • Personal information is collected for the purpose of assessing complaints. Information collected will be used for investigative and non-investigative purposes and collection is authorized under section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP).

Should you have any questions regarding the collection, use and disclosure of this information, contact the Corporate Services Investigations Unit.

Contact

Connect with the Corporate Services Investigation Unit:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-643-6584
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: css.csinvestigations@gov.ab.ca