Author: Craig Palmer

Owen Hart Home Owners Program Accepting Applications

Do you want to own your own home, but feel your income and expenses get in the way? The Owen Hart Home Owners program has helped more than 100 families purchase their own home. The Owen Hart Home Owners Program is a free program that offers people living in low-income situations the opportunity to save for a down payment for a home and helps develop… Read more

Entrepreneurs get a Start at Emerge Market

For the past year, Momentum has been supporting the International Avenue Business Revitalization Zone (BRZ) in developing their community economic development strategy in a project called The Heart of the New East. And recent news coverage of the neighbourhood’s new Emerge Market shows people are noticing area’s remarkable recent developments. The BRZ itself spans 28 blocks and with over 400 member businesses, making it the… Read more

Spotlight: Mary-Ann Stushnoff, Serial Entrepreneur

Rob Price has seen his fair share of entrepreneurs during his time as Futurpreneur’s Alberta Director. In this guest post he shines the spotlight on a business owner who is always looking to innovate. A dedicated life-long learner, and a passionate, focused and driven entrepreneur, Mary-Ann Stushnoff was born to pursue an entrepreneurial career path. Mary-Ann first started Conquest Personal Training in Calgary, Alberta which… Read more

Three Programs to Take Charge of Your Finances

In April, Calgary’s unemployment rate reached 8.6%, the highest it had been in 20 years. Demand for Momentum’s programs sharply increases when the economy is unstable and people need to rethink how they manage their finances. Thankfully, through partnerships with committed donors and funders, we can continue to offer a wide variety of beneficial programs through the difficult times when they are most needed. The following three programs are… Read more

Momentum Featured on CTV

As unemployment in Alberta reaches 7.8%, the highest in 30 years, some Calgarians are launching their own businesses as a means to generate income. CTV recently featured one such local business, along with some words of wisdom from Momentum’s Business Development Coordinator Frank Wolever. Watch the segment here. Story starts at 10:54.

Trades Training First Electricians Graduate

May 12 was a day of celebration. Not only was it the night of graduation for Momentum Trades Training’s first ever electrician program, but each of the 15 participants graduated with full time job to go to. More than 350 people applied for the new program, and the Trades Training team interviewed each and every one in order to choose the 15 applicants who were… Read more

Trades Training Finds New Employer Ally

Despite launching during a glut in the Albertan economy, Momentum’s newly developed Electrician Trades Training stream found incredible support from Calgary’s construction industry. While participants were engaged in the program, Momentum’s Trades Training staff were hard at work securing work experience placements. A cold call piqued the interest of Matt Price, a Project Manager at Grand West Electric Ltd., and he invited Momentum to his… Read more