Month: August 2018

Five things you should know about Canada’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy

The federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Jean-Yves Duclos, unveiled Canada’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy, Opportunity for All, on Tuesday, August 21. Informed by over a year of public and stakeholder engagement opportunities, consultations with experts, and guidance from an advisory committee, the Strategy is in many ways a collection of current programs and initiatives that support poverty reduction­, such as the Canada… Read more

Gaining the confidence to be entrepreneurs

Monika worked hard for 8 years to study to become a licenced Minister. She wanted to pursue a career in that industry, but she couldn’t find the time between her shifts as a bus driver in Calgary. “I thought I could do both,” she says. “I thought I could perform marriage and celebration of life ceremonies in between the other job. But it was hard.”… Read more

Yummi Yogis on fostering connections in Thrive Accelerator

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  Thrive is a community leadership initiative of Momentum. Thrive has a strong network of partnerships to reach real people,  create real opportunities and champion real change. Nikki Brule is an alum from the Spring 2018 Accelerator cohort. In her time with this free 16-week program, she’s been able to foster deeper connections within her community and fellow social entrepreneurs, find ways to increase the social… Read more