sponsored by ARC Financial Corp., BD&P LLP, Blu’s, Great Clips and South Pointe Toyota


This year marks the 20th anniversary of Making Changes Association. We are hosting this inaugural YYC-Chic fundraiser to celebrate and to support Making Changes in the delivery of our programs. This exciting event will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 6pm at Civic on Third (130 3 Ave SE, Calgary, AB).

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We will be offering our next session of the Making Changes Employment and Life Skills Program starting Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Registration will start on September 6, 2016.

PLACE: 1000 Voices at the Genesis Centre of Community Wellness – 7555 Falconridge Boulevard NE

REQUIREMENTS:  Permanent Resident or Convention Refugee

Minimum Canadian Language Benchmark 3

CLASSES BEGIN: October 19 – November 23, 2016; every Wednesday for 7 weeks

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

Free childcare

You can also find more information about this program by consulting the program flyer.

To register for this program, email Elaine Lupul at employmentlifeskills@makingchangesassociation.ca, Registration will start on September 6, 2016.

Please indicate which program you want to register for and also include your telephone number, immigration status and ages of children requiring childcare.


Annual Reports and Financial Statements

Read our 2015-2016 Annual Report

View our 2015-2016 Audited Financial Statements

Read our 2014-2015 Annual Report


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.



Read the Most Recent Issues of our Newsletter

July 2016

June 2016

April 2016

February 2016

January 2016

December 2015

October 2015

August 2015

June 2015

April 2015

March 2015



We will be needing volunteers for our bingos in 2016. These fundraisers provide an important source of funding for Making Changes. Volunteering at bingos is a great way for people to support our organization and to meet other great people.  If you are interested in helping us out, please contact Patti at Volunteer@makingchangesassociation.ca

Our Programs

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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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 provides 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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You can drop off your donations for the Walk-In Closet and My Best Friend's Closet at Making Changes, 6516 1A St. SW on the following days:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 am – 4 pm.

On select Saturdays also from 10 am – 4 pm.

No appointment necessary for donation drop off on these days.

More information on making donations