June Dresses is a month-long, peer-to-peer fundraising campaign for women where participants make a pledge to make a difference by wearing a dress each day in June.

If you are interested in participating in June Dresses by yourself, with your friends or your coworkers, Making Changes is one of the charity that you can support.

Our mission of empowering women and teenage girls is very similar to the vision of June Dresses’ Founder Adrienne Donnelly who stated the following: “I started June Dresses because I believe confidence in personal appearance can be a catalyst for empowerment for girls and women. When I think about the sorority of womankind, I think of the ideas of confidence and community.”

Registration is now open and will stay open throughout the campaign so please feel free to participate even if you don’t discover June Dresses until later in June. If you want to take on the challenge and raise some funds for us or if you want to sponsor a participant, simply click on this link or visit


Making Changes is thrilled to announce that we have been selected to participate in Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink .

If you are wondering how to make your donation dollars go farther in supporting Making Changes consider donating now through Birdies for Kids. Thanks to their matching program, not only will Making Changes receive 100% of every donation collected on our behalf but we will also receive extra funding of up to 50% of our collected donations.

Birdies for Kids is a fundraising program designed to give charities an opportunity to generate contributions through flat donations or based on the number of “birdies” made by PGA TOUR Champions players during the Shaw Charity Classic.

The Birdies for Kids campaign runs until September 4th. To make a donation, simply follow this link and your donation will automatically be directed to Making Changes. You can also make a donation by filling out a pledge form available at our office.

All funds collected will help support My Best Friend’s Closet.

Birdies for Kids - Full Colour Shield



THANK YOU followed by a huge WOW!!!

We would like to thank everyone so very much for participating in the Making Changes 1st Annual Wine Survivor fundraiser. When we first started out our goal was to engage 50 teams or 300 people.  However as you all know we achieved 76 teams for 456 bottles of wine on the table.

We had 312 individuals who asked us to purchase the wine on their behalf, which we were very happy to do. We are extremely excited to announce that JP Sandhu, the Managing Director of CSN WINES & SPIRITS donated all 312 bottles of wine to Making Changes. His donation totally exceeded our expectations and had a significant impact on our fund raising results. We are extremely grateful for his generous donation and would encourage everyone to frequent his shop for your wine and spirits needs. CSN Wines is located at: 1716 Centre St NE, Calgary (

And the WINNERS are:

In First place, team #50, better known as Tanya’s Team #4,  won 247 bottles of wine. Congratulations Jeff, Janice, Jill, Jane, Jordan and Carrie!

1st place winner

In Second place, the team of Wine, Women and Song won 135 bottles of wine. Congratulations Tanis, Jenny, Karen, Michelle, Melissa and Stephanie!

2nd place winner

In Third place – a total of 45 bottles of wine went to Team #60, better known as Jaime team #1. Congratulations Jaime, Melanie, Sheila, Abigail, Susan and Susan!

3 place winner

The Fourth place prize for a total of 23 bottles of wine went to the Book Club. Congratulations to Heather, Mary, Robin, Cynthia, Patti and Dixie!

4th place winner

The first team to be eliminated for a total of 6 bottles of wine went to team # 56. Congratulationsto Shayla, Deb, Heather, Eve, Elle and Patricia!

Congratulations to each of the team and thank you to everyone for your participation and support! It has truly been fun, amazing and exceeded all our expectations.

We look forward to next year’s event!


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.



Welcome Cathy Coutts

The Board of Directors of Making Changes Association is pleased to announce that Cathy Coutts has joined the organization as the Executive Director, effective January 18th, 2016. Read More


Read the Most Recent Issues of our Newsletter


April 2016

February 2016

January 2016

December 2015

October 2015

August 2015

June 2015

April 2015

March 2015


2014 – 2015 Annual Report

Read our 2014-2015 Annual Report


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

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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