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

November 24, 2022 | Categories: Partner Highlight, Buildathon, News
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: Partner Highlight, Buildathon, Event, News
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.…

Fun With Making at D-Camps

September 7, 2022 | Categories: Education, success story, Partner Highlight
A diabetes diagnosis can be such a difficult time for a child — there are so many questions and so many things to learn. D-Camps,…

TELUS World of Science Summer Campers Build Over 200 Devices

Over the summer, Makers Making Change hosted nine build events at the TELUS World of Science Edmonton summer camps. Kids were introduced to Makers Making…

Makers Making Change Helps the Movement Centre Provide Their Clients With Affordable AT

May 18, 2022 | Categories: Feature Blog, Partner Highlight, success story
The Movement Centre of Manitoba in Winnipeg specializes in conductive education rehabilitation, working with clients of all ages with neurological motor disorders to learn skills…

Twitch Switch and Lift Switch Design Update

May 3, 2022 | Categories: Partner Highlight
Our friends at the Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation have developed two new assistive switch designs, made possible by the Canadian Government’s Assistive Technology Program.…

Makers Making Change Donates Dice Spinners to Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation

February 25, 2022 | Categories: success story, Partner Highlight
Makers Making Change has donated 10 dice spinners to the Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The dice spinner is a switch…

Make:able Challenge Seeking Adult Participants

January 11, 2022 | Categories: Event, News, Partner Highlight
We’re featuring a guest blog from Jason Yeung, the co-founder of PrintLab, talking all about the Make:able competition running now until May 1st, 2022: Hello…

Accessible Switch Research Study

December 23, 2021 | Categories: Partner Highlight
Our friends at the Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation are recruiting Canadian subjects to test two new assistive switch designs. If you have ALS or…