Category: Community Matters

Study: The impact of Group RESPs on families

  Momentum is working to improve investor protection for families living on a low-income – specifically around Group Plan RESPs. These products are unsuitable for families living a low-income due to the risk of unaffordability, plan cancellation, and losing one’s investment and government grants. We have seen far too many families lose their money through a Group RESP. We are asking the Alberta Securities Commission… Read more

Why I Love Momentum

  At the Momentum Annual Celebration and Annual General Meeting (AGM) last May, we asked guests what they would want to know about Momentum. Pansie, a past-participant, and I tried our best to answer the questions. You never know how a Question & Answer (Q&A) session will go at a large event, so we also asked some past participants for their questions in advance just… Read more

Tapping casks to make a difference

A delicious infusion of appreciation and charitable giving The air bubbled with excitement and a top-note of friendly competition as industry leaders, investors, and friends gathered at charbar in Calgary’s East Village for a spectacular Fundraiser and Brew-Off hosted by Macquarie Group. Four corporate competitors paired up with a Macquarie representative on September 19th to create signature craft beers from a local brewery and raise… Read more

Living our Values: Sustainable Commuting

  A favourite sight of mine at Momentum is a full rack of bikes in our indoor bike storage. We have several avid cyclists at Momentum, including a few hard-core year-round cyclists over the years (such as our founding Executive Director, Walter Hossli!). One of Momentum’s core values is sustainability, which for us means that we consider social, economic and environmental factors in how we… Read more

When Calgary Transit is the only choice

An update in efforts to #KeepCalgaryStrong Selina made a powerful and personal video almost a decade ago to give viewers a unique view into how the City of Calgary transit system is central to everyday life for her and her daughter. Today, in light of upcoming budget discussions, this video – and her update of it 9 years later – are just as crucial to… Read more

Being a Localist

  A few weeks ago I was at a family friends’ house for dinner when I noticed a bottle of Vezorla Olive Oil on his kitchen counter. As a Momentum supporter, he was excited when I told him that Veronica – the owner of Vezorla – is a Momentum business training graduate who successfully paid off her Micro Business Loan a few years ago.