ELS Participants

Program Description

The Employment and Life Skills Program (ELS) is Making Changes Association’s foundational program. At its essence, this program is an empowerment process for immigrant women, increasing their personal power through participation so that they can take action to improve their circumstances.

The program offers a series of workshops that help immigrant women plan and prepare for their future in Canada. The training provided builds confidence and skills in the areas of career planning, communication, assertiveness, Canadian business culture and accessing community resources.

The ELS Program includes:

  • Effective Resume Writing
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Online and Offline Networking
  • Canadian Business Culture
  • Personality Dimensions
  • Career Planning and Innovative Job Search

The program is offered free of charge and we offer free childcare for participants with children 6 months – 6 years old.

Program Criteria

  • Permanent Resident or Convention Refugee
  • Minimum Canadian Language Benchmark 3

Program Dates and Registration

The Making Changes Program is offered at two different locations throughout the year. The program runs two days a week for 4 weeks.


1000 Voices at Genesis Centre of Community Wellness

7555 Falconridge Blvd NE

November 5 – 27,  2019

Tuesdays and Wednesdays

9:30 am – 3:30 pm


To Find out more or register please contact Elaine:

e-mail: employmentlifeskills@makingchangesassociation.ca

Tel: 587-329-9592

Please include location, immigration status, child care needs & telephone number

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Number of Participants in 2015-2016


Participants are very satisfied with the program


Of participants feel a lot more confident