Month: March 2016

March is Fraud Prevention Month

Did you know that March is Fraud Prevention Month? This year marks the 12th anniversary of the education and awareness campaign. This annual event encourages Canadians to recognize, reject and report fraud. This month long event brings together 125 law enforcement agencies and public and private sectors to combat fraud. During the month there are numerous activities and events to help inform Canadians about the… Read more

Three things to look for in Tuesday's federal budget

New shoes buffed and shined, Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau is set to unveil the federal government’s 2016 budget. Much attention will surely be paid to the size of the deficit, but what else can Canadians expect to see included on Tuesday? 1. Canada Child Benefit: A key election promise, the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) would replace existing child benefit programs and provide the typical… Read more

Vendors Wanted for New Market!

Thinking of opening a new business?  Have a business idea but want to test the concept with potential customers first?  Why not test the waters in the Greater Forest Lawn. We are looking for entrepreneurs to join us for an exciting new outdoor market in your local Forest Lawn neighborhood. This will be a unique market unlike any other market in the city—a fantastic opportunity… Read more

Five Free Family Friendly Outdoor Getaways

With the snow melting and spring around the corner, it’s time to get out of hibernation and enjoy the outdoors. Going out to see the mountains is often associated with driving out to Banff and paying for a pass and having a fancy lunch, but it doesn’t have to be. Let’s remember that nature is free entertainment and good for the soul. Here are simple… Read more

Alberta Legislation to End Predatory Lending

The Government asked for input, Albertans responded and now the Government plans to act. During the Throne Speech last week, the Alberta Government announced An Act to End Predatory Lending. The goal of this act is to strengthen consumer protection around short-term loans in order to ensure that these loans do not lead to a vicious cycle of debt for the people who turn to… Read more

Social Innovation is Golden

Each year, United Way of Calgary and Area celebrates the spirit and generosity of people and organizations that display outstanding leadership and dedication through the Spirits of Gold Awards. Just this past month, Momentum was recognized with the 2015 Spirits of Gold: Social Innovation Award. This award is presented to initiatives or agencies that have implemented a socially-innovative idea that has led to a community… Read more

3 Tax Filing Myths Busted!

Myth #1 – Filing your income taxes is difficult and expensive. There are ways you can get your taxes done for free. Many non-profit organization across Calgary offer free tax clinics to people living on low incomes.  Typically, to qualify for services at a free tax clinic, your annual income can’t exceed: $30,000 for single individuals. $40,000 for couples. $35,000 for adults with one child… Read more