Category: Get Involved

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

What’s your Why?

  Each person has their own reason as to why they give of their money or time to a charity. Each “Why” is different, and each is equally significant and impactful for the person hoping to make change in the world around them. Being new to Momentum, I was curious to know more about why our donors choose to invest in us. Recently, I had… 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

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.