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Minister of Human Services recognizes National Child Day

The Minister of Human Services is proud to support National Child Day to highlight the importance of children’s rights.

November 20

Minister of Human Services responds to group home report

The Minister of Human Services supports an agency’s decision not to reopen an Edmonton group home and has outlined steps to address recommendations from a review of the home.

November 16, 2015

Albertans recognized for preventing family violence

Inspiration Award winners are dedicated to stopping the cycle of violence and abuse in their communities.

November 13, 2015

New Alberta Child Benefit helps children and families

The new Alberta Child Benefit and enhanced Alberta Family Employment Tax Credit will help lower-income families make ends meet and support the well-being of their children.

November 10, 2015

Province honours child development professionals

Ten caring and committed professionals were celebrated at the 2015 Child Development Professional Awards of Excellence.

November 9, 2015

November is Family Violence Prevention Month

Get the facts. Take action. Help is available.

November 2, 2015

Minister of Human Services responds to first case review

Minister of Human Services Irfan Sabir issued the following statement in response to the Family Violence Death Review Committee’s release of their first case review.

November 2, 2015

Thank you, foster and kinship caregivers

Caregivers are recognized for opening their homes to children in need during National Foster Family Week – October 18 to 24.

October 19, 2015

Recognize a great kid in your community

Nominations are open across Alberta for the 16th annual Great Kids Award.

October 9, 2015

October is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Learn the Signs and Make the Call

October 1, 2015

Minister of Human Services responds to Legislative Offices Committee Decision

Minister of Human Services Irfan Sabir issued the following statement in response to the restoration of funding for the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate.

September 24, 2015

Minister of Human Services responds to OCYA Report

Minister of Human Services Irfan Sabir issued the following statement in response to the Child and Youth Advocate’s Investigative Report.

September 23, 2015

Alberta Government supports women’s shelters with new investment

Women and children affected by family violence will benefit from enhanced supports.

September 23, 2015

Human Services Minister statement on PDD Safety Standards

Extension granted, PDD safety consultations to be held.

September 18, 2015

Alberta government supports innovation in employment

More Albertans with disabilities will become employed through four innovative projects that promote inclusive workplaces.

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September 17, 2015

Alberta government helping reduce violence in homes and communities

Albertans affected by violence, abuse and bullying will be helped through government supports to community-led initiatives.

September 10, 2015

Alberta supports healthy pregnancies

Partners, friends and families of expectant mothers are encouraged to help prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in Alberta.

September 8, 2015

Recognize Albertans working to prevent violence

Albertans are encouraged to nominate community leaders for recognition in the fourth annual Inspiration Awards.

September 4, 2015

Bill 3 restores stability to Alberta’s education, health care and human services, and freezes tuition

The new government has taken steps to ensure Alberta families have the access to the essential services upon which they rely.

June 18, 2015

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