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

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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...

Recipes for Resilience

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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...

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....

Learning from Local Entrepreneurs: Uber’s Calgary Origins

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Momentum is partnering with Launch Calgary 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...

Payday Lending Changes in 2016

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2016 was a momentous year for payday lending reform, both in our province and our city! Here’s a recap: CALGARY June 2016 – Calgary City Council votes by a margin of 13-1 to include payday lenders under the Business License Bylaw •Payday lenders must now obtain business licenses and pay...

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...