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.


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February 2015

March 2015



Registration for Making Changes Employment and Life Skills Program

We have two programs starting this Spring! This pre-employment career planning program, with free childcare, is available to newcomers to Canada.

The program at Shawnessy Library will start Thursday, April 16, 2015 and will run every Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30  – 3:00 pm, for seven weeks until June 9th. Click here for more details.

The program at 1000 Voices at Genesis Centre will start April 27, 2015 and will run every Monday, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm, for seven weeks until June 15th. Click here for more details.

For more information please contact Elaine Lupul at

Please provide your immigration status, childcare requirements and telephone number.


Join us in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge

On Sunday, May 31st, 2015, the Making Changes Association is participating in the 2015 Scotiabank Charity Run. To register for the marathon, half marathon, 10km, 5km or Kids run, please click on the link below and follow the instructions on the page ensuring that you select the “Making Changes Association” when indicating which charity you’re fundraising for.

Register for the race at Scotiabank Calgary Marathon

Once you’ve registered, you can search for and join the Making Changes team by clicking here and by using the information provided in your confirmation of registration email.

Thank you so much for your continued support — we look forward to seeing you on race day!

Save the Date for Fashion Forward 2015,  June 18 2015

We are excited to announce that our next Fashion Forward event will be held on June 18th, 2015. Stay tuned for event details. Tickets will be on sale soon.

In 2014 Making Changes was honoured to be the recipient of over $60,000 for our Association! For more details about Fashion Forward 2014  please click here.

Volunteers Needed for Our Casino and Bingos

We are currently recruiting volunteers for our casino and for our two upcoming bingos. These fundraisers provide an important source of funding for Making Changes. Volunteering at the casino and at bingos is a great way for people to support our organization and to meet other great people. The Casino will be held on June 12th and 13th and our next bingos are on March 7th and March 29. Click here for more details.


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 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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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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