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Adapted Toys Allow Kids at CHEO to Play Independently

November 29, 2022 | Categories: success story
Over the course of the last year, CHEO, a children’s hospital in Ottawa, has been the recipient of a number of adapted toys and switches…

Winnipeg Students Make Switches and Adapted Toys at North Forge Build

October 6, 2022 | Categories: News, Education, success story, Buildathon
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…

École Mgr-Martin Students Adapt Toys for Classmates and Community

September 22, 2022 | Categories: Education, success story
Nearing the end of the 2021/22 school year, students at École Mgr-Martin took part in Disability Awareness Week, an annual event in New Brunswick that…

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…

Troy’s New Technology Skills Help Him Spread the Joy of Cooking

September 6, 2022 | Categories: success story
With over 20 years of experience, Troy’s career as a chef saw him traveling the world and operating a successful catering business in Vancouver and…

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…

From Co-op Student to Change Maker: Milad Celebrates 10 Years With Neil Squire

June 2, 2022 | Categories: Maker Spotlight, success story
Recently, Milad Hajihassan celebrated an important milestone — 10 years since he was first hired by Neil Squire through the SFU Co-op program. At the…

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

May 18, 2022 | Categories: success story, Feature Blog, Partner Highlight
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…