Making Changes Video

Through the gracious and generous support of V Strategies, we have a wonderful video to share with you showcasing the rewarding work we do here at Making Changes. Please take a moment to view our video.


Ecole Holt Couture Fashion Show, Sunday November 16, 2014

Please join us for our 5th annual Fashion Show with Ecole Holt Couture ~ School of Couture Sewing and Design. This annual event is in support of Making Changes. This will be an afternoon of couture design, fabulous silent auction items, music by Los Morenos  and … a runway show featuring couture  designs and clothing from  My Best Friend’s Closet and the Walk-In Closet. For event details and tickets please  click hereDon’t wait . . . you don’t want to miss out on this fabulous afternoon!

Fall/Winter Clothing

With colder days upon us, we are seeking donations of warm, winter clothing! In particular is a need for outerwear. For our teen program, My Best Friend’s Closet, we would appreciate cute, clean coats, jackets and parkas. For the Walk-In Closet, we would appreciate stylish, clean coats and jackets. Both programs have a need for warm boots along with gloves, mittens, hats and scarves.

Your donation of these items will be so greatly appreciated!!!

Fashion Forward Fundraiser, June 2014

We are excited to announce the results of an extraordinary awareness and fundraising event orchestrated by a philanthropic group of Calgary Women, spearheaded by Lauretta Enders. Making Changes was honoured to be the recipient of over $60,000 for our Association! For more inspiring details about this delightful occasion please click here.

Registration for Making Changes Employment and Life Skills Program

For the new year - 2015! We are accepting inquiries for the next pre-employment program for immigrant women to be offered at Immigrant Services Calgary.

The program will start February 11, 2015 and will run every Wednesday, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm, for seven weeks until March 25. For more information please click here.

Contact Elaine Lupul at to register. Please provide your immigration status, childcare requirements and telephone number.

Agents of Change

Thinking of making a move that will make a difference? Making Changes is thrilled to be one of the agency partners at Agents of Change. Agents of Change  provides the means for our supporters to ensure that when they buy or sell real estate, they work with a talented, socially conscious real estate professional who directs 20% of the real estate commission back to Making Changes. Please see the following link to learn how your move can make a difference.  It should be so easy!

Our Newest Program

Making Changes  is thrilled to share with you our newest program for teens,  My Best Friend’s Closet.

Our Programs

Walk-in Closet

The Walk-In Closet's mandate is to empower women by providing knowledge and a selection of work attire for their transition into the workplace.

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Employment and Life Skills

The Employment and Life Skills Program assists immigrant women in establishing more meaningful lives in their new society through career planning, information sharing, networking, job search skills and assertiveness training.

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My Best Friend's Closet

Making Changes Association is thrilled to announce the opening of our brand new teen program, My Best Friend's Closet, where we provide teenage girls from low-income homes (ages 12-18) with a broad selection of fashionable and functional clothing to meet their back to school and recreational needs.

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Donations for the Walk-In Closet and our teen program, My Best Friend's Closet, may be dropped off on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Also on select Saturdays between 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. No appointment is necessary for donation drop off.

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