Our New Strategic Direction

in Community Matters, Our Results

In the Spring of 2017, you joined Momentum to help us envision the future. Together we shared dreams and hopes for Momentum through stories, drawings and action plans. From this process, we’ve created a new strategic vision for our work. We’re excited to present our new strategic vision that you...

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...

Be Local Awards – Vote for Momentum!

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

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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...

Four Months

in Money Management, Our Results

Momentum's Financial Literacy Team (June 2017). Anna Jordan pictured back row, centre.

I am new to Momentum. A week ago Thursday marked my fourth month here. From my first day, it’s been a whirlwind of learning and growing and experiencing. In my research of Momentum prior to joining the team I learned a lot.  I read about housing programs and I read...

Learn from Local Entrepreneurs: Patrick Lor

in Business Development

Momentum is partnering with Bootkik Video to share the stories, successes, failures and lessons learned from some of our city’s leading entrepreneurs. Our hope is that these stories can provide inspiration to the entrepreneurs that we are connected to as well as inspire our wider community to support local businesses...

Recipes for Resilience

in Community Matters, Our Results

Momentum 11

Momentum celebrated a big anniversary in 2016. For 25 years now, we have been taking an economic approach to social issues, and adding a social perspective to local economic development. The pressures of our struggling economy brought out the best in us, and this year has been one of our...

Made from Scratch

in Business Development, Community Matters, Our Results

This is my favourite recipe right now! I make it twice a week!
- Marquesa Shore, Momentum Graduate

Marquesa Shore had always wanted to be a business owner but, until one casual drive through the mountains, she had no idea what that could mean. She had been earning good money in Fort McMurray, but lost her job during layoffs in 2014. When she later visited Banff, she was...

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...