Community-University Partnership

The Community-University Partnership for the Study of Children, Youth, and Families is a unique collaboration among the University of Alberta, community agencies, and organizations in and around Edmonton and across Alberta. We are committed to improving the development of children, youth, families and communities by creating or mobilizing evidence-based knowledge that impacts programs and policies.


  • A lesson from COVID-19 about Early Learning and Care

    July 27, 2020

    The Edmonton Social Planning Council releases a "fACTivist" article, written by Jeff Bisanz, about the importance of Early Learning and Care services for economic recovery in Alberta.

  • CUP joins the School of Public Health

    July 07, 2020

    CUP is a world-class research centre and its expertise in using research and evaluation to improve the lives of children, youth and families across the province will complement the activities already underway in the School of Public Health.

  • IMPACTS 2020 focuses on Wraparound Supports and All in for Youth

    July 06, 2020

    CUP has released the latest IMPACTS report focusing on wraparound supports in Alberta schools and the impacts of All in for Youth (AIFY).

  • Edmonton Council of Early Learning and Care release two briefs

    June 11, 2020

    The early learning and care sector has been hit hard by the requirement to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, the Edmonton Council of Early Learning and Care (ECELC) has released two briefs highlighting the current situation and offering solutions.

  • All in for Youth year 3 report release

    May 19, 2020

    CUP researchers have been documenting the impacts of the All in for Youth initiative to students, teachers, and families for four years. To understand the initiative and its impacts, the year 3 report is now available.

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