Month: June 2015

Calgary Tool Library: Five Aspects of Community Economic Development

by Marnie Schaetti Community Economic Development is a way of thinking about the world and your place in it that infuses all aspects of life. At its root, CED is the recognition that healthy communities, resilient economies and ecological sustainability are connected. It is the understanding that effective solutions are rooted in local knowledge and led by community members. Simon Fraser University’s Community Economic Development… Read more

Dealing with Debt on a Fixed Income

We are all about partnerships at Momentum. We know that we cannot do everything and that many of the people in our community have knowledge and expertise that we can learn from. It is in the spirit of learning from our community members that we present the following blog post from guest blogger Douglas Hoyes, Founder & Trustee of Hoyes, Michalos & Associates. If you… Read more

Building Careers Together

by Marnie Schaetti Momentum’s Training Program Offered since 1991, Momentum’s Trades Training pre-apprenticeship program helps participants step away from survival jobs toward a successful career in the trades. With over 1,000 applications for the 48 spots available every year, Momentum takes great care screening the applicants. We look for participants who are highly motivated and willing to work hard to build a sustainable livelihood. The… Read more