Alberta

The Ministry of Children’s Services is responsible for child welfare in Alberta. The Child, Youth, and Family Enhancement Act governs child protection and intervention services, which are provided in five regions, and through 19 delegated First Nations Agencies (Government of Alberta, 2021). Delegated First Nations Agencies (DFNAs) have authority to provide Child Intervention services to First Nations children living on-reserve. Children living off-reserve, as well as children living on a reserve that does not have a DFNA are protected by provincial Child Intervention services in their region (Government of Alberta, 2022).

The Protection of Sexually Exploited Children Act, the Drug-Endangered Children Act, and the Protection Against Family Violence Act also guide child welfare practice in Alberta, allowing caseworkers and social workers to intervene in a broad range of issues related to harm or risk of harm to children (Government of Alberta, 2021).

For more information, please see the information sheet on Alberta's child welfare system.

Title Authors Year of Publication
Report
Child Intervention Information and Statistics Summary Child Intervention Information and Statistics – 2021-22 Third Quarter (December) Update.

Government of Alberta

Information Sheet
Alberta's child welfare system

Tremblett, Sarah

Trocmé, Nico

Delaye, Ashleigh

Report
Mandatory Review into Child Deaths

Office of the Child and Youth Advocate Alberta

Report
Indigenous Cultural Understanding Framework (ICUF)

Children's Services 

Report
19-Year-Old Dakota: An Investigative Review

Office of the Child and Youth Advocate Alberta

Report
CYDL Data Byte: An insight into child intervention clients’ mental health

Ruiting, Jia
Xinjie, Cui

Report
15-Year-Old Levi: An Investigative Review

Office of the Child and Youth Advocate Alberta

Report
18-Year-Old Peter: An Investigative Review

Office of the Child and Youth Advocate Alberta

Report
A profile of adult corrections involvement

Werk, Christine
Twilley, Leslie
Cui, Xinjie

Report
A profile of child support services dependents in Alberta

Ruiting Jia, Leslie Twilley, and Xinjie Cui