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Alberta launches mentorship campaign to support children and youth in care

More kids will benefit from caring adults with the launch of a recruitment campaign to help find a mentor for every child and youth in care in Alberta.

July 16, 2014

Albertans appointed to Premier’s council on disabilities

Seven members have been either reappointed or appointed to the Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities that advises government from a disability perspective.

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July 11, 2014

Investments in education and training will improve child intervention practice

Starting this fall, an additional 25 students and social work practitioners will be able to complete their Bachelor of Social Work degree online. The Master of Social Work will also increase by 25 spots starting in January 2015. In an effort to ensure Alberta has the best trained child intervention workers in Canada, the government is also striking a task force with the university to create an educational focus on child protection.

July 3, 2014

Alberta expands support for flood-related emotional trauma

More counselling and outreach services will be available to those suffering the emotional toll of the floods. A total of $2.03 million over two years will go towards supporting services for people dealing with family violence and abuse, as well as those who are homeless.

June 25, 2014

More support for victims of family and sexual violence

Communities will be better able to help victims of family violence and sexual abuse get the services they need when they need them. An additional $2 million will be provided to sexual assault centres and family violence shelters will receive a $4 million increase.

June 11, 2014

Michener transition continues with ongoing services in place

A statement from Associate Minister Bhardwaj

June 3, 2014

Alberta Supports expands service delivery in Edmonton

Residents in Edmonton now have easier access to government supports with the opening of a new Alberta Supports Centre.

June 3, 2014

Alberta Supports expands service delivery in Red Deer

Residents in Red Deer and surrounding communities now have easier access to government supports with the opening of a new Alberta Supports Centre.

May 30, 2014

Innovative parenting project supports Alberta’s plan for vulnerable families

More progress is being made on Alberta’s plan to improve the lives of vulnerable children and families through a new initiative aimed at improving interactions and early relationships between parents and their newborns.

May 22, 2014

New programs support employing Albertans with disabilities

Albertans with disabilities will have more employment opportunities through the new Employment First Innovation Fund and the Employment First Internship Program.

May 22, 2014

Lower-income Albertans with mobility challenges supported to ensure greater independence at home

Wheelchair users will be able to modify their homes through support from grant program increases.

May 12, 2014

Forum seeks solutions to end child sexual abuse

Supporting victims will be the focus of Albertans’ contributions to the first Child Sexual Abuse Forum.

May 8, 2014

Budget 2014 builds stronger families and communities

Building on existing supports and increasing prevention activities helps keep Alberta’s families and communities healthy and safe.

May 2, 2014

Alberta government recognizes young leaders

Great Kids Awards celebrate the determination, generosity, and compassion of Alberta’s children and youth.

April 27, 2014

Alberta Works Week helps Albertans achieve career goals

Alberta Works Week is teaming up with community partners to showcase how Albertans can find career, job and training information, April 28 to May 2.

April 23, 2014

Another step taken to improve child intervention services

Alberta is putting a renewed focus on quality assurance and continuous improvement through new legislative changes that will improve supports for vulnerable children.

April 22, 2014

Budget 2014 supports vulnerable Albertan

More Albertans with disabilities will be able to reach their potential through community participation, supports for independence and employment opportunities.

April 14, 2014

Agreement fast-tracks checks to find homes for kids in care

Alberta is improving information sharing with the Calgary Police Service to help protect children, keep them with family and loved ones, and reduce childhood trauma.

April 11, 2014

Minister seeks input on changes to child intervention system

Human Services Minister Manmeet S. Bhullar has received and released the report from January’s Child Intervention Roundtable.

March 13, 2014

Alberta expands mental health supports for children and families

The Redford government is giving vulnerable children and families more mental health supports, and ensuring children in care have better access to mental health specialists.

February 3, 2014

Alberta takes next steps after child intervention roundtable

Minister Manmeet S. Bhullar is pledging that the government will act quickly to change reporting rules and will examine options for the review of all child deaths in the province.

January 29, 2014

Webcast will allow all Albertans to participate in child intervention roundtable

Albertans are invited to join experts, policy makers and stakeholders at the Alberta Roundtable to discuss best practices in reviewing all child deaths in Alberta, and striking a balance between transparency and privacy.

January 26, 2014

Province takes action to protect Alberta’s children

Alberta’s new Human Services Minister has appointed a team of respected professionals to accelerate activity on a new five-point plan and prioritize responses to previous recommendations for improving the child intervention system.

January 8, 2014

Alberta improves supports for families

Alberta is creating four new Parent Link Centres (PLC), as well as two new satellite sites in Edmonton northeast and southwest, north Calgary, High Prairie, Grande Cache and Fox Creek.

January 7, 2014

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