Month: April 2014

The Results are In

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We recently released our 2013 annual report. Even more exciting… we went digital! Watch Connecting: 2013 Momentum Year in Review to hear the stories and see our results. Call 403 204 2696 if you’d like to come for a tour or pick up a copy of the book.

Alison has Momentum

Alison Springer is a Momentum alumna. But did you know she was also the Master of Ceremonies at Momentum’s 2010 Annual Celebration and General Meeting? Well, she was and she was amazing! Read Alison’s story of momentum:   Most people would describe me as a confident strong woman who knows where she’s going. I would have described myself that way as well until I resigned… Read more

Should You Buy It?

A personal finance blogger that we love here in Momentum’s Financial Literacy Department is Kerry K. Taylor, also known as Squawkfox. She writes what she calls a “financially fun” newsletter, and has been voted Canada’s Top Money Blogger by The Globe and Mail. She writes on the topic of consumerism and how to be a smart consumer. In a recent blog post, she shared a… Read more

The Real Cost of Owning a Home

There has been a lot of talk about how hot the housing market is in Calgary. But what does this mean for the average Canadian looking to buy a home? Rob Carrick of the Globe and Mail recently reached out to Canadian homeowners to get an idea of what it actually costs to buy a new home. He compiled data he received through emails and… Read more

Volunteer Survey Says…2013

In 2013, 129 volunteers contributed 2,155 hours towards Momentum’s work in the community! In December, 40 of those 129 volunteers anonymously responded to our annual volunteer satisfaction survey, and here are some of the results: 95% of respondents feel their time and skills are being used effectively. 92.5% of respondents feel they are making a difference in the community by volunteering with Momentum. Thanks to… Read more

Happy National Volunteer Week!

We are so grateful at Momentum for all the ways our volunteers contribute their time, talents and energy to help empower our participants to move out of poverty. Their dedication and enthusiasm not only directly impacts the lives of our program participants, but also contributes to a more resilient and vibrant city! Guest Speaker volunteers share their expertise with our participants on a wide variety… Read more