The Alberta Child Benefit (ACB)

The ACB provides direct financial assistance to over 100,000 families (over 300,000 children) with lower household incomes. Since the ACB was introduced, Alberta’s child poverty rate has declined by 50%. Fewer children living in poverty now leads to more independent and economically prosperous adults in the future. In our experience, the ACB has also been an economic stabilizer for families and has enabled many to pursue and maintain better jobs.