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McInnes Cooper and Law Students Adapt Toys for IWK Children’s Hospital

November 24, 2022 | Categories: Buildathon, News, Partner Highlight
Every year, McInnes Cooper hosts a volunteer event for incoming law students at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. This year, the corporate…

Families Make Toys Accessible at Brampton Library

October 27, 2022 | Categories: Buildathon, Event, News, Partner Highlight
On Saturday, October 15th, we were pleased to partner with Brampton Library to host a Youth Making Change family build event at their Springdale Branch.…

Winnipeg Students Make Switches and Adapted Toys at North Forge Build

October 6, 2022 | Categories: Education, success story, Buildathon, News
On Tuesday, we hosted another great Youth Making Change build event in Winnipeg, Manitoba with the help of our partners and sponsors, North Forge, Women…

Co-op Refinery Complex ERT Adapt Toys for Children at Wascana Rehabilitation Centre

July 27, 2022 | Categories: Buildathon, News
A simple set of instructions, toy parts, and teamwork is all it took to change the lives of some very deserving children. Members of Co-op…

Kingsclear and Oromocto First Nations Volunteers Adapt and Donate Toys to IWK Health Centre

June 29, 2022 | Categories: Buildathon, News
Volunteers from the Workplace Essential Skills (WES) Pre-Apprenticeship Carpentry Program, from Kingsclear and Oromocto First Nations, New Brunswick, raised money and adapted toys for children…

Builds Across Canada

June 15, 2022 | Categories: Buildathon, News, success story
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been quite busy with builds and events across Canada. Here’s a little look at what we’ve been up to…

Prospect Employees in Edmonton Build Interact Switches

March 23, 2022 | Categories: Buildathon, News
On March 3rd, Prospect employees in Edmonton built Interact Switches to go to Albertans in need during a Makers Making Change build event. The Interact…

International Day of Persons With Disabilities Build Events

December 17, 2021 | Categories: Buildathon, Event
Attempting the #ATWorldRecord wasn’t the only thing we were doing on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3rd. We also hosted a…

Atlanta Chapter Builds 20 Switches at Georgia OT Conference

November 10, 2021 | Categories: Buildathon, Event, Chapter Highlight
On Sunday, October 17th, the Atlanta Chapter of Makers Making Change, led by Shepherd Center occupational therapist Jasmin Brumby-Smith, closed the Georgia Occupational Therapy Association…