Alberta Child and Youth Well-being Review Final Report (Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and youth) December 2021

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DECEMBER 17, 2021

The Child and Youth Well-being Review Panel has submitted recommendations the government based on research and feedback from Albertans about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and youth. The panel, co-chaired by Matt Jones, MLA for Calgary-South East and Rebecca Schulz, Minister of Children’s Services, worked to understand the social, psychological, educational and physical impacts of the pandemic on children and youth and highlight potential solutions... Read Full Release Here

The panel collected information from researchers, educators, health care professionals, and mental health experts, as well as Alberta parents, youth and children.

Recommendations to help support young people were provided in a report to government in December 2021.

A cross-ministry action plan will be developed after the recommendations have been reviewed.


Alberta Government Child & Youth Well-Being Review Panel
The government wants to hear from Albertans, review available data and expertise, and ensure government and community supports are working for kids and families

The Child and Youth Well-Being Review panel, co-chaired by MLA for Calgary-South East Matt Jones and Minister of Children’s Services Rebecca Schulz, will work to understand the full scope of the psychological, social, educational and physical impacts resulting from and related to the COVID-19 pandemic on children and youth.

The panel will learn from researchers, educators, health-care professionals and mental health experts, as well as Alberta parents and kids. It will then provide recommendations to government in the fall of 2021, to help support young people both now and into the future. 

Adult survey Parents, caregivers and professionals who work with children are invited to share their thoughts and ideas with the panel through an online survey from May 27 to July 31, 2021. Take the survey



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