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Litigating Death in Care Cases in Alberta

Legislation and Cases Commented On: Fatal Accidents Act, RSA 2000, c F-8, Argent v Gray, 2015 ABQB 292, FRN v Alberta, 2014 ABQB 375, SM v Alberta, 2014 ABQB 376 More than 775 children with some involvement with child protective services in Alberta have died since 1999. This past year alone, approximately 31 children have […]


Avnish Nanda
Avnish Nanda is a lawyer with Nanda and Company in Edmonton, Alberta.

Signs of Safety

Signs of Safety is a child protection casework practice model currently being rolled out by Child & Family Services in Alberta. It was developed in the 1990s in Australia by Andrew Turnell and Steve Edwards in response to the question: “Is there a better way of doing child protection casework?” For three years, they collaborated […]


Heather D. Malaryk
Heather D. Malaryk is a lawyer with Legal Aid Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta.

A Brief Overview of Child Intervention Services in Alberta

The protection of children through intervention services in Alberta is governed by the Child, Youth, and Family Enhancement (“the Act”). Pursuant to the Act, any intervention must be done in a manner that minimally disrupts the child while preserving the family unit, in so far as possible. The involvement of Child and Family Services (“the […]


Amanda Baretta
Amanda Baretta is a lawyer with the Family Law Office at Legal Aid Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta.

Privacy Considerations for Families Involved with Child and Family Services

Parents involved with Child and Family Services (“the Director”) may not want extended family members, friends, and the general public to know. The Child, Youth, and Family Enhancement Act (“CYFEA”) is the legislation under which intervention services are provided by the Director in Alberta. CYFEA contains provisions outlining how and when information that a child […]


Riley Gallant
Riley Gallant is a lawyer with the Family Law Office at Legal Aid Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta.

Marriage Breakdown Affects Taxes and Child Benefits

Significant financial and non-financial issues arise during the breakdown of a relationship.  This article addresses the various tax claims and related benefits for children that should be considered in the finalization of a separation or divorce agreement.  These issues can also be relevant for parents who never lived together. Common Law Partners For income tax […]


Christie Hoem-McNall
Christie Hoem-McNall, CPA, CA is a senior in the taxation department of Kingston Ross Pasnak LLP in Edmonton, Alberta

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