Discover the ways children, families, and communities in Alberta benefit from our research and evaluation.

We use a collaborative approach to research and evaluation that engages stakeholders in creating evidence that answers their questions. Our research and evaluation projects are policy relevant and align with our thematic areas of interest. Click here to learn more.


We fund research that supports policy and program decisions for Alberta’s children and families.

Are you a researcher or agency? You can apply to PolicyWise for grants we manage on behalf of the Ministry of Children’s Services and external partners.

Grants from the Ministry of Children’s Services focus on supporting program and policy decision-making and current priorities such as:

  • Partnering with people who can use newly created knowledge.
  • Building capacity in academia and community.
  • Sharing knowledge in ways that make it more useable.

Grants from external partners vary. PolicyWise manages the application and review process; topics and timelines are determined by our partners. We post these grant opportunities on this page and in our newsletter as they become available.