COVID-19 response

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

Application forms and other documentation must be emailed to [email protected] or to the appropriate Program Coordinator.

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

Important dates

Application deadline information for the 2021/22 academic year:
Advancing Futures will begin accepting applications for the 2021/22 academic year on April 1, 2021. The deadline to apply for funding for the 2021/22 academic year is June 1, 2021. Students who were funded for Winter 2021 and will be continuing their planned studies in Fall 2021 should review application deadline information on the Approved Students webpage.

Prospective student inquiries

Read the prospective students page for answers to questions you may have.

Contact us using the form below if you need more information, to confirm eligibility for Advancing Futures or if you need help with planning.

All fields are required unless otherwise indicated.

Contact information
Information about prospective student

The personal information collected through the Advancing Futures contact form will be used for the purpose of determining program eligibility and contacting you to follow up on your request for information about the Advancing Futures program.

This personal information collection is authorized under section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act.

If you have any questions about this collection of personal information, you may contact Jackie Astle, Senior Manager of Advancing Future, at 780-644-2559 or email [email protected].

General contact information

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
Email: [email protected]

Edmonton office

Address: (send all mail to the Edmonton office only)
Advancing Futures
3rd Floor, Sterling Place
9940 106 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T5K 2N2

Calgary office

Address:  (send all mail to the Edmonton office only)
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:

  • Edmonton certificate and 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

Emilly Charleson supports students attending:

  • Norquest College

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