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.


  • Annual Celebration Event set for Oct. 20

    September 19, 2022

    CUP's 2022 Annual Celebration Event is set for October 20 from 11:30am to 1:00pm at Edmonton City Hall. The topic of this year's event is "How Non-profits Will Solve Government's Priciest Problems." The keynote, delivered by Winnipeg-based social entrepreneur Shaun Loney, will be followed by a panel discussion among CUP and EndPovertyEdmonton colleagues.

  • CUP releases IMPACTS 2022

    August 15, 2022

    The latest issue in the IMPACTS series tells the story of the Evaluation Capacity Network (ECN) and highlights its growth since it was founded in 2014. It also explains the ECN's impact on partners, communities, and students and contains stories of successful collaborations.

  • CUP researchers investigate child care coverage and sector wages

    June 28, 2022

    Dr. Rob Buschmann’s latest brief analyzes recent trends and discrepancies in child care coverage rates in Alberta in light of the new Canada-Alberta Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement. Meanwhile, CUP research assistant Miranda Brown delivered a webinar to discuss childhood educator wages in Alberta, the relationship between wages and labour retention, the province’s retention philosophy, and more.

  • Alexa Ferdinands receives WCHRI postdoctoral fellowship

    June 20, 2022

    CUP congratulates Alexa Ferdinands, recipient of a 2022 postdoctoral fellowship through the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute (WCHRI). Ferdinands will examine health outcomes of the zero-fee post-secondary education (ZFPE) project in Drayton Valley.

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