Re: Payday lenders down 25% under new law (Calgary Herald)

in Get Involved, Money Management

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There is no doubt that new rules have significantly changed the payday loan industry in Alberta. The changes have increased the importance of alternative options for short-term credit, such as products now offered by ATB and First Calgary Financial. However, it is incorrect to assume that the supply of credit...

Be Local Awards – Vote for Momentum!

in Business Development, Community Matters, Get Involved, Our Results


Hey friends, Momentum belongs to a non-profit association called REAP, which stands for Respect for the Earth and All People. REAP businesses like ours care about the community and the planet. Each year REAP’s Be Local Awards encourage Calgarians to vote for their favourite local businesses. Winners are recognized at...

Have your Say: Government of Alberta’s Proposed Consumer Protections

in Community Matters, Get Involved

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The Government of Alberta is looking for ways to better protect Alberta’s consumers—like you and I—and is needs your input! They recently launched a consumer protection survey to collect feedback on 14 different consumer issues, including: A consumer bill of rights Door-to-door sales The automotive sector Household moving Ticket sales...

The Difference One Ingredient Can Make

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These cookies are usually baked up before we go hiking or long road trips.
- Heather White, Momentum Supporter

There are times in the life of any cook, in any kitchen, when a recipe you’ve been wanting to try for years is suddenly possible because one final ingredient is available at last. In this case, the key ingredient arrived in 2016 when Calgary Family and Community Support Services (FCSS)...

Engaging in Determining Vision

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Recently, Momentum connected with our community to begin the process of determining our strategic map to carry us forward. We are grateful to everyone that engaged with us in our strategic visioning process. The visions and actions created through your engagements will be used to develop Momentum’s new strategic directions....

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...

Enough For All: Raising Awareness of Poverty in Calgary

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We generally think of Calgary as a prosperous city; but, did you know that Calgary has the highest level of income inequality of any city in Canada? More than 127,000 people live in poverty in Calgary. Enough For All is a commuity-led campaign with a goal to reduce this number...

Alberta Announces Lower Fees for Payday Loans

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Timothy Afolayan

Momentum has been working towards change in the payday lending industry by educating the provincial government and the City of Calgary on the real cost of payday lending. We have seen the results of people—hardworking people like Timothy Afolayan—getting stuck in a cycle of worsening debt because of payday loans....