Dust off your boots!
Stampede is just around the corner and Making Changes Association is hosting a raffle for a Ranchman’s VIP card. This card allows you and three guests to skip the line and cover at Ranchman’s year round – even during Stampede*.  Best part is this card never expires! Get your ticket today and enjoy VIP treatment for Calgary’s best party!

Tickets are $25 and are available from April 14 to June 23 at the following link. Proceeds in support of Making Changes Association. Yahoo!!!


Spring has sprung!  Two programs of the Making Changes Employment and Life Skills Program – one in the North and one in the South of Calgary.

NORTH:     1000 Voices at the Genesis Centre of Community Wellness, 7555 Falconridge Boulevard NE  (Saddletowne station)

            Mondays, May 5 – June 23, 2014 (every Monday for 7 weeks, no class May 19)

            TIME:         9:30 am – 3:30 pm (Bring your lunch)


SOUTH:     Shawnessy Public Library, 333 Shawville Blvd. SE (South Fish Creek Complex) – T2Y 4H3

            Tuesday & Thursdays, May 6 – June 19, 2014 (every Tues/Thurs for 7 weeks)

            TIME:         10:00 am – 12:30 pm

To register please e-mail Elaine  at Registration will start April 1st, 2014.

Scotia Bank Calgary Marathon – Charity Challenge

It’s a perfect time to think about spring and sunshine and feeling healthy and strong. Over the last three years, we’ve had a wonderful group of supporters who have joined us as part of the Making Changes team in the Scotia Bank Calgary Marathon – Charity Challenge. Volunteers have walked or run or ambled in the 5km, 10km, half, or full marathon events, connecting with each other, enjoying the day and raising much needed funds for Making Changes Association. We’ve had corporate teams challenging each other and training together, family members joining our remarkable staff and volunteer crews, and new members of the running community choosing to support a cause they believe in.

We invite all of you to join our team and please pass along the invitation to your family members, friends and colleagues.  To register please click on the attached link and follow the instructions for joining the marathon and our team.

Thank you so much for your support.


Making Changes Association is thrilled to announce the opening of our brand new teen pilot program, 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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