Central Alberta Wildrose MLA Jason Nixon was appointed to a provincial panel exploring ways to improve Alberta’s child intervention system.
Nixon is MLA for Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House- Sundre.
The Ministerial Panel on Child Intervention will make recommendations to improve Alberta’s child death review process. It will propose actions to strengthen the child intervention system, and explore the issues that lead the province to take over care of children.
The 13-member panel includes representatives from all parties in legislature as well as leading Alberta experts on child intervention and indigenous issues, including Dr. David Swann, leader of the Alberta Liberal Party and MLA for Calgary-Mountain View.
Irfan Sabir, Minister of Human Services and MLA for Calgary-McCall, will sit as an ex-officio member on the panel.
“There is nothing more heartbreaking than the death of a child… This panel’s work is critical to ensuring that every child has the opportunity to be safe, nurtured, and to thrive,” said Sabir.
The first meeting will be held Feb.1 at Government House in Edmonton. It’s open to the public.