Welcome to Human Services

Social service supports for Fort McMurray evacuees

Evacuation and reception centres are available in several locations. If you have been displaced, you can find information on social supports, food, accommodation, and medical assistance at http://www.alberta.ca/emergency.cfm

Updates to the emergency page will be posted regularly.

Alberta and Edmonton make transit more affordable for lower-income families

The Government of Alberta is investing $6.2 million over three years towards a Low Income Transit Pass in Edmonton.

Inspiring young Albertans shine at Great Kids Awards

Province celebrates children and youth who inspire, change lives and make Alberta a better place.

Province helps former youth in care train for rewarding careers

As part of the Alberta Jobs Plan, the living allowance for the Advancing Futures Bursary is being increased to help former youth in care focus on education as they prepare for careers.

Free tax-filing services help families most in need access new Alberta Child Benefit

The Government is reminding eligible parents to file a tax return to receive the new Alberta Child Benefit and also that free tax clinics are available throughout Alberta to help.

Government responds to Child and Youth Advocate Special Report on Aboriginal Youth Suicide

The Ministers of Human Services, Education, Indigenous Relations and the Associate Minister of Health issued the following statements in response to the Child and Youth Advocate’s Special Report on Aboriginal Youth Suicide:

Human Services Budget 2016

On April 14 the Alberta government released Budget 2016.

Minister of Human Services responds to fatality inquiry report

Minister of Human Services Irfan Sabir issued the following statement in response to the report from the fatality inquiry into the death of a person receiving services funded by the Persons with Developmental Disabilities program:

Government takes action to protect the safety and dignity of persons with developmental disabilities

Human Services Minister Irfan Sabir has repealed the Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) Safety Standards Regulation in response to Albertans’ input.

Government invests in community programs that support families and prevent violence

Community organizations are receiving Family and Community Safety Program grants for local programs and services that support the safety and well-being of Alberta families.

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 Review:

Province supports children and families most in need with new Alberta Child Benefit

Human Services Minister Irfan Sabir is reminding eligible parents to file a tax return to receive the new Alberta Child Benefit, and that free tax clinics are available throughout Alberta to help.


Programs and Services

Human Services is responsible for the following programs and services:

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