Making Changes Association has been helping women enter Calgary's workforce for more than 30 years - offering resources, resume training, and a professional wardrobe. At the Walk-In Closet, women facing financial and other barriers are given a private consultation on business attire to help them break through those barriers and pursue job opportunities with confidence. With a roster of 250 volunteers, and clothing donated by the community, each participant receives four complete outfits, a seasonal coat, shoes, a handbag, and accessories tailored to their needs, free of charge.
Based on Vital Signs Survey
rate the availability of affordable rental housing as below average or poor.
rate housing affordability as below average/poor. Rating for housing is weakest among those who are going through a long-term illness or looking for work.
are concerned about the level of poverty in the city.
cannot afford food, shelter or clothing.
agree that that all Calgarians should be entitled to a living wage.
rate affordability of leisure and recreational activities as below average to poor.
rate access to education for their families as excellent/good.
rate the affordability of post-secondary education as below average/poor.
rate the availability of public transportation to meet their needs as below average/poor. Seniors (65+) are more likely to rate public transportation as excellent/good.
rate availability of bicycle pathways and bike lanes as excellent/good.
rate the affordability of nutritious food as below average/poor - a rating that is more prevalent among younger age groups.