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...

Extra, Extra, Read All About It!

in Money Management

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Momentum’s Financial Literacy Training is now approved for continuing education (Category A) credits for Social Workers! “ACE approval shows that your organization has met rigorous standards and demonstrates the ability to offer high-quality continuing education activities to social workers.” – ACE provider Yes, it’s true! We are excited to be...

MoneyFit Challenge

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MoneyFit Challenge

Do you want to learn more about financial topics like budgeting and saving, and be entered to win money for doing so? How does $30,000 in prizes sound? The MoneyFit Challenge is a new tool to improve your financial well-being, sponsored in part by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada...

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...

Growing your Assets

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Amber Cannon is a Momentum volunteer and participant. Here she shares what she discovered about her assets.   In my second class of Savings Circles at Momentum we looked at assets. What is an asset? Assets are typically looked at as having ownership of something worth value. Typically a car,...

November is Financial Literacy Month

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Financial Literacy Month (FLM) starts on November 1st.  It’s worth investing time and effort to improve your financial literacy, and FLM is the perfect time to do so! A great place to start is with your financial well-being. “Achieve financial well-being” is this week’s FLM sub-theme, and having a good...

Recipes for Resilience

in Community Matters, Our Results

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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...