Building Financial Resilience for People with Mental Health or Addiction Challenges

in Money Management

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Perhaps you’ve heard that money concerns are one of the top sources of stress for most people. In my experience, that’s certainly true. Money problems may in fact be the number-one source of stress for most people. That being said, money problems aren’t the only problems people face. Imagine that,...

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...

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...

A Better Life, Episode 4: Perseverance

in Community Matters

The first day of school, a first date or a new job can feel a bit like a blank piece of paper. When it has taken all you have to get to that point, the opportunity can be overwhelming—and sometimes it all pays off. Up next week – A Better...

A Better Life, Episode 3: Conviction

in Business Development, Community Matters, Employment Skills, Money Management, Our Results, Videos

It takes conviction to overcome obstacles and work towards a better life. At Momentum, we witness this bravery on a daily basis. Watch episode 3 of A Better Life to meet a few people who have demonstrated this conviction. Up next week – A Better Life, Episode 4: Perseverance. Missed...

A Better Life, Episode 2: Motivations

in Business Development, Community Matters, Employment Skills, Money Management, Our Results, Videos

Many people would like to make changes or improvements in aspects of their lives but only some people actually work to make changes. What is it that motivates people work towards a better life for themselves? Watch A Better Life, Episode 2: Motivations on YouTube. Missed Episode 1? Watch A...