Cooking with Electricity

in Community Matters, Employment Skills, Our Results

This pizza is my all-time favourite food.
- Carmello Baffa, Momentum Graduate

A few years after high school, career testing at SAIT put the trades at the top of the list for Carmello Baffa. He was thrilled to be accepted into Momentum’s Electrician program. He says he’d always known there were places to go if he needed food, but he hadn’t known...

A Better Life, Episode 5: Self-Actualization

in Community Matters, Employment Skills, Get Involved, Our Results

To us, it’s more than just getting good jobs and starting businesses—it’s about building a place where people feel connected and are able to truly live their lives. It’s about Calgary and it’s about every one of us. Missed previous episodes of A Better Life? Watch them now: Circumstances Motivation...

A Better Life, Episode 3: Conviction

in Business Development, Community Matters, Employment Skills, Money Management, Our Results, Videos

It takes conviction to overcome obstacles and work towards a better life. At Momentum, we witness this bravery on a daily basis. Watch episode 3 of A Better Life to meet a few people who have demonstrated this conviction. Up next week – A Better Life, Episode 4: Perseverance. Missed...

A Better Life, Episode 2: Motivations

in Business Development, Community Matters, Employment Skills, Money Management, Our Results, Videos

Many people would like to make changes or improvements in aspects of their lives but only some people actually work to make changes. What is it that motivates people work towards a better life for themselves? Watch A Better Life, Episode 2: Motivations on YouTube. Missed Episode 1? Watch A...

A Better Life, Episode 1: Circumstances

in Business Development, Community Matters, Employment Skills, Money Management, Our Results, Videos

The daily connection with people who want to leave poverty behind and a build better future for their families is at the core of Momentum’s work. Whether it’s through saving money, developing employment skills or starting a business, it is the journey of each of these remarkable people that inspires...

Trades Training First Electricians Graduate

in Employment Skills

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May 12 was a day of celebration. Not only was it the night of graduation for Momentum Trades Training’s first ever electrician program, but each of the 15 participants graduated with full time job to go to. More than 350 people applied for the new program, and the Trades Training...

Trades Training Finds New Employer Ally

in Employment Skills

Electrician program graduates celebrate with staff from Grand West Electric.

Despite launching during a glut in the Albertan economy, Momentum’s newly developed Electrician Trades Training stream found incredible support from Calgary’s construction industry. While participants were engaged in the program, Momentum’s Trades Training staff were hard at work securing work experience placements. A cold call piqued the interest of Matt...

Compassion: An Essential Component of Making Difficult Choices Well

in Community Matters, Employment Skills, Our Results

Iris, Trades Training Coordinator at Momentum, works hard to help participants gain the skills to start a career in the trades.

When Iris Assouline was a child growing up in a small village just outside Jerusalem, her mother used to say, “May your future bring good people your way.” Iris loves her work at Momentum because Momentum is the “good people” in the story of so many lives. Iris arrived in...