Spring has sprung!

 As temperatures rise we shed the winter blues and welcome the new life spring brings.  We find our outlook becomes more positive and feel able to embrace our goals with renewed vigour.  Here at Make A Change Canada we think about the success of our participants as they graduate from the IBDE Web Essentials and Web Advanced programs and enjoy recognizing their hard work with our  Annual Student Showcase and *Custom Website Competition

Voting is now open!

Don't miss out on casting your vote today and every day until May 14th in our Annual IBDE Student Showcase and *Custom Website Competition.  

The excitement is building!
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Make  A Change Canada's
7th Annual Student Showcase and *Custom Website Competition
is taking place from May 8 to May 14, 2017 .

There are  two categories in this highly popular showcase:
1.   Current Year IBDE Grads (2017)
2.   Prior Year IBDE Grads (2006-2016) 
Cast one vote per category, per day.  
Watch for results posted  here  each day at 6:00 p.m. Pacific.

 ' Like', ' Share', and ' Comment'

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Joan Blood of Wolf Creek Creations is unstoppable!

As a graduate from our Business Abilities program, we know what a dedicated and determined person Joan Blood is.  Joan has developed a flourishing business, Wolf Creek Creations, using her talent and skills as a seamstress and quilting expert.  One of Joan's most impressive qualities is her fearlessness in trying something new as she forges ahead with entrepreneurial gusto!

Fearless Joan Blood, Wolf Creek Creations
Business Abilities graduate: Joan Blood, Wolf Creek Creations

With a special emphasis on creating sensory weighted products for a variety of disability types, Joan has established, not only a niche with her craft and artistry, but a way to help others experiencing depression, sleeping disorders, Autism, ADHD/ADD, or in need of comfort.

Joan also produces quilts for athletes made from their T-shirts collected from sporting events around the world. 

We send out a big cheer to Joan for 
all her determination and passion,  and 
wish her great success with her business and 
all new endeavours she undertakes.
Look what Joan's up to now! Visit her on  Like us on Facebook
Tricia Cooney
Meet the newest member of our team.

Welcome Tricia Cooney as our Communications and Development Coordinator.  Tricia will work closely with Anne-Marie Edgar, Executive Director, and the Make A Change Canada team to keep you informed and up to date with Make A Change Canada's activities and programs through digital and social platforms.

Since graduating in Broadcast Communications from BCIT in 1991, Tricia has worn many hats in video production, graphic design, and web design.  Tricia worked previously for 12 years within First Nations organizations in the Shuswap and Okanagan areas of British Columbia and with national organizations across Canada assisting them with digital media and promotion.  As a keen advocate of continued learning, Tricia keeps up to date with social and digital marketing trends through online training and webinars.  Tricia resides in Vernon, British Columbia, and enjoys spending time with her two horses and her border collie, Brody. 

We are very excited with Tricia's contributions and 
eagerly await her upcoming creations!
Could you or someone you know benefit from our programs?

To learn more about the Web Essentials/Web Advanced programs or the  Business Abilities program we invite you to explore our online resources.

C lick on the the image and logos to learn more about our programs:

Webinar and Information Session sign up

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The  spring webinar schedule is now available !  P lease join us online in GoToTraining for this series of  interactive sessions .  Anyone is welcome to attend, free of charge. 

Come out and 
enjoy our online community
and benefit from the knowledge and experience of our dynamic presenters.

Sign up here for our Webinars.

Want to learn more  about Make A Change Canada? 
Sign up here for our next Information Session on June 22

Make A Change Canada is a Registered Canadian Charity

If you, too, believe that a strong and healthy community is one in which Canadians feel  supported, empowered, valued, and heard, you can have a profound impact by clicking this  donation link and supporting Make A Change Canada. Find reward in helping a Canadian in  need.

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