Category: Get Involved

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

Momentum FAQs

At our AGM in May we collected questions from members, participants (past and present) and the community what they would like to know about Momentum. We asked Carolyn Davis, Community Engagement Director, her thoughts on these.

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.

Alberta increases support payments for persons with disabilities and individuals living on a low income

The Alberta government has proposed important changes for individuals living in poverty and persons with disabilities through Bill 26: An Act to Combat Poverty and Fight for Albertans with Disabilities. As the the bill was passed in late November, Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) and Income Support recipients will see increases to their monthly benefit amounts, and for first time these payments will… Read more

Re: Payday lenders down 25% under new law (Calgary Herald)

There is no doubt that new rules have significantly changed the payday loan industry in Alberta. The changes have increased the importance of alternative options for short-term credit, such as products now offered by ATB and First Calgary Financial. However, it is incorrect to assume that the supply of credit provided by these options needs to meet the demand for short-term credit prior to the… Read more

Be Local Awards – Vote for Momentum!

Hey friends, Momentum belongs to a non-profit association called REAP, which stands for Respect for the Earth and All People. REAP businesses like ours care about the community and the planet. Each year REAP’s Be Local Awards encourage Calgarians to vote for their favourite local businesses. Winners are recognized at REAP’s annual Be Local Awards Gala with a Be Local trophy. Voting is open August… Read more

Have your Say: Government of Alberta’s Proposed Consumer Protections

The Government of Alberta is looking for ways to better protect Alberta’s consumers—like you and I—and is needs your input! They recently launched a consumer protection survey to collect feedback on 14 different consumer issues, including: A consumer bill of rights Door-to-door sales The automotive sector Household moving Ticket sales Gift cards Truth in pricing Veterinary billing Fairness between consumers and businesses Cancellation rights Talent… Read more