CECW Information Sheet #46E. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto, Faculty of Social Work.
In Alberta, child protection is referred to as “child intervention.” The Ministry of Children’s Services oversees the quality and delivery of child intervention services provided by 10 regional Child and Family Service Authorities, which are staffed by provincial caseworkers and directed by community-based boards of directors. Each Authority is managed by a Chief Executive Officer and mandated to provide a range of specialized services to ensure the safety and well-being of young people under the age of 18. In addition to child intervention, the Authorities provide a range of family support services, including adoption arrangements and family support to children with disabilities. They work closely with other community organizations, which may be contracted to provide specific programs and services.