Category: Community Matters

Directory of local Businesses

These small businesses were launched with support from Momentum. Supporting local business helps our local economy stay strong!   This list was last updated May 3, 2020 and represents businesses open at that time. If you are the business owner, and would like your details updated, please contact us.   Animals and Pet Care A Bark in the Park Dog Services Offers group and private… Read more

Finding a way forward in uncertainty

When Harold came to Canada in 2007, his wife was pregnant with their second child and their first child was 8 months old. A friend had told them about Calgary, so they landed in the prairies to begin their new life. Harold had left his job as a dentist in Colombia and did not speak English, so the family was starting from the beginning. “It… Read more

Support for Businesses impacted by COVID-19 – Update April 16

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting our economy in many ways as companies and organizations are being ordered to close or reduce their operations to protect public health and prevent further spread of the virus. All levels of government are working extremely hard to activate public resources to support businesses and organizations in these extraordinary times. Keep reading to learn more about the initiatives that are… Read more

Financial Supports for People Impacted by COVID-19 – Update April 16

Momentum is now offering Community Helplines and Coaching Services.  If you still have questions or need support after reading this post, we’re available to assist you. Everyone is concerned with the growing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on ourselves, our families, and our communities. As citizens, one way we support each other during emergencies is by building up our social safety net when we pay our… Read more

3 Tax Filing Changes that Everyone Should Know

Recent events around the world have caused many changes affecting Canadians, and taxes are no exception. Read below for three changes that will affect how you file income taxes for tax year 2019. Change #1 – Deadline to file taxes is now June 1, 2020 The last day to file your taxes 2019 income taxes in Canada has now been extended to June 1, 2020… Read more

Momentum in the Calgary Herald

Momentum is growing! We are moving to a new space and growing our impact. Executive Director Jeff Loomis sat down with the Calgary Herald’s David Parker to talk about what the future holds, how getting all Momentum’s staff under one roof will create energy and new programs that support people living on low incomes. Read the article here: Organization aims to help build careers and… Read more

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