COVID-19 response

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Advancing Futures office is closed. The Advancing Futures team continues to work to support our students. The Advancing Futures contact page provides contact information and email addresses for the Program Coordinators.

Application forms and other documentation must be emailed to cs.advancingfutures@gov.ab.ca or to the appropriate Program Coordinator.

For more information, visit COVID-19 info for Albertans.

Important dates

Next application deadline: June 1, 2020

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.

Spring course information submission for students currently supported by Advancing Futures: March 15, 2020.

General contact information

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
Email: cs.advancingfutures@gov.ab.ca

Edmonton office/mailing address

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

Calgary office

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

Program coordinators

Each Advancing Futures program coordinator is responsible for a specific group of institutions:

Amanda Harnaha supports students attending:

  • Norquest College (except Open Studies students)

Margie Orobio supports students attending:

  • Norquest College (Open Studies students only)
  • Edmonton certificate/vocational schools

Carmen Brozny supports students attending:

  • University of Alberta (including the Augustana campus)
  • Concordia University
  • King’s University
  • Vanguard College
  • Yellowhead Tribal College
  • Edmonton Cosmetology Programs

Kevin Honig supports students attending:

  • MacEwan University
  • all institutions north of Edmonton

Karisa Mackey supports students attending:

  • Central Alberta post-secondary institutions and certificate programs (including Lloydminster and Vermilion)
  • specialized high schools in Edmonton:
    • Boyle Street Education Centre
    • Braemar
    • Centre High
    • Metro Continuing Education
    • Inner City High School

Kathryn McInroy supports students attending:

  • NAIT
  • all students in Western Canada

Rio Liepert supports students attending:

  • Bow Valley College
  • Calgary certificate and cosmetology programs
  • specialized high schools in Calgary:
    • Discovering Choices
    • Chinook Learning Services
    • Louise Dean
  • all institutions in Medicine Hat and Brooks

Kari Castle supports students attending:

  • SAIT
  • all institutions in Lethbridge

Tiffany Clarke supports students attending:

  • post-secondary institutions in Calgary (with the exception of SAIT, Bow Valley College, Calgary institutions offering cosmetology and certificate programs)
  • any institution in Eastern Canada or out-of-country