Province of Alberta Puts More Money Toward Youth in Government Care

A new part of the Alberta Jobs Plan is to increase the living allowance for the Advancing Futures Bursary, a bursary given to youth coming out of government care and enrolling in post secondary.

Since the Bursary started in 2004, the money has already helped 1,000 students graduate with a degree, or a diploma in their field.

The Alberta government is providing an increase of 723 hundred thousand dollars towards helping the 517 students who will receive the bursary this year.

Funding has been increased for individual students, as well as students with children.

  • Emi Horne