Category: People of Momentum

Local Business Buying Guide

  Just in time for the holidays, we have put together a list of featured small, local businesses that will be attending Momentum’s Christmas Open House. We are pleased to present these businesses created by Self Employment program graduates. If you’re looking for the perfect gift for that someone special, look no further – we have your holiday buying guide right here! Vezorla Inc. Add… Read more

The intensity of a mother’s love

  Rosemary is a mother. She says she’s not a fighter. But when it comes to the well-being and future of her adopted son, Rosemary willingly fights fiercely and unrelentingly. Rosemary’s son is 10 years old and has multiple disabilities. She describes first meeting him in the hospital at 5 months old, premature, categorized as “Failure to Thrive.” “That little soul, when we went to… 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

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

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

Finding a new future with Compass

Sometimes life is interrupted. We find ourselves suddenly off course from our original path, plans or dreams, going down paths that we didn’t expect to, unsure of how to get back on track. Whether it is because of an illness, trauma, or any other unexpected life situation, we find ourselves desperately seeking a way to move forward. Lexi is finding her footing.

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.

…And That’s a Wrap of 2018!

  On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, over 150 people gathered at the Danish Canadian Club for Momentum’s Annual Celebration and General Meeting. It was a joy-filled afternoon where guests mingled and connected with other community members while partaking in delicious food from the Danish Canadian Club and Momentum’s own business graduates.