Children and youth comprise about 19% of Alberta’s population (Statistics Canada 2021)
Each year, more than 30,000 children are admitted to Alberta hospitals (2019)
The Child & Youth Standing Committee works provincially to identify gaps in care and bring together patients, families, clinical and community stakeholders to improve health outcomes for child and youth
Our work takes place on historical and contemporary Indigenous lands, including the territories of Treaty 6, Treaty 7 & Treaty 8 and the homeland of the Métis Nation of Alberta and 8 Métis Settlements. We also acknowledge the many Indigenous communities that have been forged in urban centres across Alberta.