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
  • Must commit to attending all eight classes
  • Must be ready to look for work

Program Dates and Registration

This winter we will be offering two sessions of the Making Changes Program at two different locations! Sessions will start in January, and be held one day a week for eight weeks.

  • NORTH: 1000 Voices at the Genesis Centre of Community Wellness
    7555 Falconridge Boulevard NE, Calgary, T3J 0C9
    Every Tuesday for 8 Weeks starting January 23rd and ending March 13th
    TIME: 9:30am – 3:30pm
  • SOUTH:  St. Andrew’s Centre
    1 – 10601 Southport Rd SW
    Every Wednesday for 8 weeks starting January 31st and ending March 21st
    TIME: 9:30am – 3:30pm


To Find out more or register please contact:

e-mail: employmentlifeskills@makingchangesassociation.ca

Tel: 403.262.5776 ext. 1

Please include location, immigration status, email address & telephone number

Number of Participants in 2015-2016


Participants are very satisfied with the program


Of participants feel a lot more confident