How it works

All conditionally approved students are required to complete the Sociodemographic Survey and Online Orientation once each academic year. Unique login information is provided to each student when they have been conditionally approved for funding.

Take the survey

Advancing Futures uses the information gathered in the Sociodemographic Survey to understand the needs of our students and improve our program. Responses are confidential.

Step 1. Complete the survey

  • log in using the ID number provided in the letter that was sent to you
  • fill out the questionnaire then click ‘Submit’

Start the Survey

Step 2. Email us

Email us at to let us know you have completed this step.

Complete the online orientation

The online orientation provides essential information about our program, including some of the extra support we offer that students may not know about.

Step 1. Go to the orientation website

Open the SilkRoad Learning website.

Step 2. Follow the instructions

The Advancing Futures Online Orientation Manual (PDF, 964 KB) provides step-by-step instructions for adding the course to your training account and completing the required self-check:

  • log in using the username and password provided in the conditional approval documents that were sent to you

Step 3. Email us

Email us at to let us know you this step is complete.


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