When speaking about poverty reduction, we often use the line that, though poverty isn’t only about income, it’s always about income. That’s why cash transfers—think of policies like the Guaranteed Income Supplement for seniors and the Canada and Alberta Child Benefits for families—are effective at reducing poverty among target groups.
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.
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.