Media releases | November 29, 2023

Alberta’s child and youth advocacy agency released its annual report Tuesday revealing a tragic record-high number of in-care child deaths.

The office of the child and youth advocate assisted more than 1,400 Alberta children and youths so far in 2022-2023. During that period, the agency investigated 88 cases of serious injury or death to children in the care of the province. This is the highest number of injuries or deaths to young people in care since 2012, the year the office was mandated to conduct investigative reviews. Read more →