Alberta Budget 2020: Community and Social Services and Children’s Services updates and their Impacts on ALIGN members and other community service agencies
March 4, 2020
February 27, 2020 marked the announcement of the 2020 Alberta budget. The focus of this budget highlighted the drive for a balanced budget through means of reduced government operation spending, modernizing service delivery, and reprofiling expenditures. Finance Minister Toews described the goal of this budget as providing for the most vulnerable, ensuring sustainability of public services in the future, and creating a foundation for economic prosperity for the future of Alberta1. The overview of this budget provided by the Government of Alberta described its four focus areas as “getting services to people who need them, getting Alberta back to work, getting spending under control, and getting a fair deal”2.