EconoUs Conference ‘Success’ Was Place-Based

in Community Matters

Momentum Public Policy Manager, Courtney Mo participating in a conversation on Local Investing at EconoUs2017

It’s a wrap! After more than 12 months in the making we are thrilled to say EconoUs2017, the 8th annual community economic development conference, and our first-go at co-organizing an event of this scale was a success. Quantifying ‘success’ in this instance is more than being on budget and exceeding...

Building Capacity and Empowering Others!

in Money Management, Our Results

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As a part of Momentum’s continuous quality improvement process, we regularly conduct external evaluations to assess impact, find opportunities for improvement, and celebrate areas where programs are doing well. In 2016 Momentum’s Train the Trainer* underwent an independent evaluation and we are pleased to share the findings with you –...

Special RESP Workshop & Online Sign-Up

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Children with education savings are more likely to work harder in school, graduate high school, and attend college or university. Help your kids succeed with a no-fee Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP)   In celebration of Education Savings Week 2016, Momentum is offering special RESP workshops. There will be unbiased...

Entrepreneurs get a Start at Emerge Market

in Community Matters

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For the past year, Momentum has been supporting the International Avenue Business Revitalization Zone (BRZ) in developing their community economic development strategy in a project called The Heart of the New East. And recent news coverage of the neighbourhood’s new Emerge Market shows people are noticing area’s remarkable recent developments....

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...

Payday Lending Review in Alberta: What it Means

in Community Matters, Get Involved, Money Management

Payday-lending-announcement

Yesterday the Alberta Government officially announced its intention to review the provincial regulations for payday lenders. “Momentum is very pleased that the government is pursuing changes to the payday loan regulation. Current regulations clearly do not work well for most Alberta consumers. These high interest loans can result in many...

NDP Government to Review Payday Lending in Alberta

in Community Matters, Money Management

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With the current provincial payday loan regulations expiring in 2016, the provincial government is taking the opportunity to review the regulations and ensure that Albertans are protected. Lower maximum fees, alternative lending options and repayment options are items expected to be discussed. Read more in NDP government to look at...