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Alberta Supports is a Government of Alberta centralized point of contact for Albertans seeking information on employment, disability, financial, healthcare, housing and homelessness, childcare, seniors, guardianship and trusteeship, and abuse and bullying prevention services and programs. Visit an Alberta Supports Centre (see locations here) or visit Alberta Supports Online to get help accessing more than 30 programs and 120 community services1-877-644-9992 toll-free province-wide 1-800-232-7215 TTY province-wide, ask to speak to Alberta Supports Email general inquiries
Alberta Government Children in Care
Children’s Services aims to ensure that children and youth in care live in safe, supportive and, whenever possible, culturally relevant placements. During their time in care, children are provided with very similar services, supports, supervision and guidance that are typical for children in Alberta. Whether through their caseworker, caregiver or community programs, and based on their age and specific needs, children in care can receive:
- Support to develop and maintain relationships with friends, family and mentors (i.e. Big Brothers, Big Sisters)
- Child care (as needed by working caregivers)
- Cultural plan (to stay connected with their home community and/or culture)
- Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) in their name and annual contributions while in care
Alberta Government Compensation guide for foster and kinship caregivers
This financial information guide provides caregivers and staff with an overview of financial responsibilities that Child and Family Services (CFS) or Delegated First Nations Agency (DFNA) and caregiver parents have when a child is placed in care. It explains the financial process to access funds for children in care.
Edmonton Tool Library is officially opening to the public. The Edmonton Tool Library will open Saturday afternoon at the Bellevue Community League on 112 Avenue. The idea for the tool-sharing non-profit society was first conceived last year. A tool drive was held last October, the space at the community league was acquired and the library will now be open every Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.
I saw news clip on this - they call it Ghosting. Many businesses struggling with no shows for interviews -people working a few days and not showing up again - was concerns its becoming normal &acceptable. Anyone else dealing with this? Suggestions on how best to address this? twitter.com/WestHendayYeg/…
It’s unacceptable. What people don’t often know is you will be working 30-80 hours a month for free. The amount of time spent setting up interviews only to have no one show or training ppl only to have them quit 2 weeks in. Paper work, appeals, lack of funding, it’s all very hard— Leah McRorie (@WestHendayYeg) February 7, 2019
This morning Arlene gave a keynote at @alignalberta Group Care Symposium! She shared stories highlighting the importance of connection, safety and access to resources for young people in care. #groupcaresymp2019 #abyouth pic.twitter.com/kXIe9mvPmb— Alberta C&Y Advocate (@AlbertaCYA) February 7, 2019