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...

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...

The Difference One Ingredient Can Make

in Community Matters, Get Involved, Our Results

These cookies are usually baked up before we go hiking or long road trips.
- Heather White, Momentum Supporter

There are times in the life of any cook, in any kitchen, when a recipe you’ve been wanting to try for years is suddenly possible because one final ingredient is available at last. In this case, the key ingredient arrived in 2016 when Calgary Family and Community Support Services (FCSS)...

Engaging in Determining Vision

in Community Matters, Get Involved, Our Results


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....

Resilience & Sustainability: the Difference it Makes to Have Assets

in Community Matters

Since 1991 the Momentum community has supported the organization in building our assets and in providing opportunities for individuals, families and communities to build theirs.

At Momentum, we base our community economic development work on the Sustainable Livelihoods model. This approach to poverty reduction is based on the assumption that everyone, no matter their circumstances, has assets on which to build. To create sustainable livelihoods, the kind that see us through good times and bad,...

Volunteering: It is more than just helping out…

in Community Matters, Get Involved

Volunteering: Tristan

By: Rachel Hardcastle – Guest Blogger: Tristan Laut Donations come in many forms, some come in money and others in the form of simply giving one’s time. Volunteers are a fundamental part of Momentum. They dedicate their time and energy, contributing to the success of our participants and programs, and...

Flooded with Support

in Community Matters

Lynne of Momentum lending a helping hand!

If you’ve been in Calgary over the past two weeks you know there has been intense weather outside. Tornado warnings, heat and hail have kept us all on high alerts. What you might not know is that the weather has been a little crazy inside Momentum, too. Last week a...

Business Development Showcase: Celebrating 20 Years

in Business Development, Community Matters, Our Results


What are you passionate about? What do you love? At Momentum, we believe every person has skills, talents and passions that they can share with those around them. Sometimes, however, these gifts don’t fit into traditional employment boxes. Entrepreneurship allows individuals to create their own box that they can be...