Eligibility Criteria - Alberta Human Services - Government of Alberta

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Advancing Futures bursary, applicants must have:

  • Had a Permanent Guardianship Order (PGO) between the time they were 13 and 18 years old, OR
  • Have been in the care or custody of Children’s Services for at least 546 days (18 months) between the time they were 13 and 24 years old.


  • Been a youth in care as a result of an Alberta-based agreement or order.

Below is a list of Intervention Services that may be included in the calculation of 546 days in the care or custody of Children’s Services:

  • Apprehension Order
  • Custody Agreement with Guardian
  • Custody Agreement with Youth
  • Custody Order
  • Emergency Apprehension
  • Enhancement Agreement with Youth
  • Interim Custody Order
  • Order to Extend Custody/T.G.O to three years
  • Support and Financial Assistance Agreement
  • Temporary Guardianship Order
  • Permanent Guardianship Order

Applicants must be between 18 and 24 years old at the time they apply to Advancing Futures.

If you are not sure if you are eligible to receive the bursary, please contact us!

Modified: 2018-02-09
PID: 15617