Category: Community Matters

Support for Businesses impacted by COVID-19

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 March 25

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 taxes. The elected officials and civil servants of our federal, provincial, and municipal governments are working extremely hard to use these resources to protect 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

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