Advancing Futures

Funding and supports are available for youth who have been in care, as they pursue post-secondary studies and prepare for adulthood.

Services and information

  • New, returning and upgrading students can get information about the program, eligibility criteria, and how to apply for funding and support.
  • Professionals can access information to help students apply for Advancing Futures and request a presentation.
  • Students who are conditionally approved by Advancing Futures must complete several tasks to have their funding approved.
  • Students approved by Advancing Futures can find information about their program coordinator, finances, health benefits and other resources.
  • Students who are conditionally approved for the Advancing Futures can access the mandatory online survey and orientation.
  • Invite a program coordinator to speak with your group about Advancing Futures, the support we offer youth in transition, and how to apply.
  • Find all Advancing Futures forms, including applications and supplementary documents.
  • Information and services for Advancing Futures students and their supports.
  • Reach the Advancing Futures team or connect with a program coordinator.

Important dates

Application deadline information for the 2019/20 academic year: No further applications are being accepted for the 2019/20 academic year at this time. Limited exceptions are listed under Application Deadlines on the Prospective students and Professionals web pages.

Application deadline information for the 2020/21 academic year: Advancing Futures will begin accepting applications for the 2020/21 academic year on March 15, 2020. The deadline to apply for funding for the 2020/21 academic year is June 1, 2020.

Winter course info submission for students currently supported by Advancing Futures: November 15, 2019.


To connect with the Advancing Futures program:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-415-0085
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-644-6905

Edmonton office/mailing address

3rd Floor, Sterling Place
9940 106 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T5K 2N2

Calgary office

Main Floor, Suite #100 Lancore Building
1021 10 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2R 0B7

Contact a program coordinator directly