Welcome to the Alberta Distance Learning Centre Counsellor's Office. The Alberta Distance Learning Centre motto is "Success for every student" and our logo is "Learning anywhere, anytime". The goal of our counsellor is to help students register in appropriate courses and to help students with unique needs achieve educational success.
You are welcome to contact Gary Simpson or another Alberta Distance Learning Centre counsellor. You can phone toll-free from inside Canada at 1-866-774-5333. E-mail inquiries are also welcome.
Students who experience bullying are encouraged to visit the Alberta Government website Bully Free Alberta. The province of Alberta operates a toll-free line for support and advice for dealing with bullying. The helpline is available 24 hours a day seven days a week and is staffed by trained counsellors. The toll-free number for Alberta residents is 1-888-456-2323.
Distance Learning Centre is a multi-cultural school that recognizes
diversity and promotes respect. Our counsellors are sensitive to the
career and life aspirations of students from diverse backgrounds.
- Academic Advising.
Alberta Distance Learning Centre counsellors provide assistance for
students needing to choose courses to graduate or to attend
- Academic Advising for Aboriginal Students. Alberta Distance Learning Centre counsellors provide assistance for Aboriginal students needing to choose courses to graduate or to attend post-secondary institutions.
- Advising for Adult Upgrading.
Our counsellors offer academic advising for adults who are upgrading to
complete their high school diplomas or to attend post-secondary
- Academic Advising for Students of Faith. Our counsellors are sensitive to faith-related academic goals of students.
- Academic Advising for Sexual Minority Students. ADLC counsellors are prepared to work with students who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans-identified, two-spirited, or queer.
- Academic Advising for International Students.
Our counsellors assist international students by evaluating transcripts
and helping them select courses necessary for an Alberta High School
Diploma or to enter Alberta colleges and universities.
- Transcript Evaluation.
Counsellors evaluate transcripts for students needing to transfer High
School credits from other provinces to the Alberta High School system.
- Career Information. The counsellors help students locate occupational information.
- Trades & Technical Occupations. Counsellors provide students with information about trades and technical occupations.
- Financial Aid & Scholarships . Our counsellors are able to provide information about common sources of funding for courses.
- Exam Writing Skills & Special Test Conditions .
Counsellors can refer students to information about test writing skills
and can help ensure students receive special accommodations when
- Canadian College or University Information. Counsellors can provide students with information concerning colleges or universities they may wish to attend.
- Religious Colleges Universities. Counsellors can provide students with information concerning Christian colleges or universities they may wish to attend.
- College and University Distance Learning Information.
The counsellors can help students locate colleges and universities
providing distance learning, online studies and external degree
- Community Resources. Numerous community resources that may be of value to students are provided on this page.