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.


  • CUP releases 20th Annual Report

    December 03, 2020

    This report is a celebration of CUP's 20th anniversary and walks through 20 years of partnerships, projects, and impacts. In its development, we asked past and present research teams to discuss the evolution of research partnerships, lessons learned, and principles that informed decision making and action.

  • Changes to Alberta's child care subsidies, what does it mean for Albertans?

    December 01, 2020

    CUP Research Associate Rob Buschmann and Research Assistant Jennifer Fischer-Summers recently co-authored a 1-page brief with researchers at the University of Calgary's School of Public Policy on the subsidy changes. The brief summarizes the results of a longer paper Rob and Jennifer did on behalf of the Edmonton Council for Early Learning and Care. Danielle Smith recently interviewed Rob about this paper on her radio show.

  • Edmonton Social Planning Council releases "Tracking the Trends"

    November 20, 2020

    "Tracking the Trends" is an annual report released by the Edmonton Social Planning Council. The report provides a comprehensive overview of Edmonton's social well-being.

  • Congratulations to Dr. Elaine Hyshka for receiving a CIHR Trailblazer award!

    October 29, 2020

    Dr. Hyshka received the Early Career Researcher award for her work advancing public health approaches to substance use in Canada. Congratulations Dr. Hyshka!

  • Edmonton Council for Early Learning and Care launches its website!

    October 27, 2020

    The Edmonton Council for Early Learning and Care (ECELC) is pleased to announce the launch of its new website! This website houses ECELC publications (briefs and reports) about early learning and care in Edmonton, information about Council members and links to other resources. The ECELC came together to design, promote, and build an integrated system of early learning and care that is high quality, affordable and accessible.

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