Tag: community

2017 Christmas Open House

Stop by Momentum between 3:30 pm & 6pm on Friday, December 1st to enjoy one of our favourite events of the year. Mingle with other guests while you: Enjoy great food, Express your crafty side, Support local entrepreneurs while checking off items on your holiday shopping list. Register online through the link below.

The Courage to Walk in the Door

In my job at Momentum I’m always inspired by the courage and strength that our participants have as they move towards a better life. It’s great coming to work each day knowing people are overcoming challenges and creating a vibrant community with Momentum’s help. The other thing that is exciting for me lately is my journey as an artist. In 2016 I had my first… Read more

Building Capacity and Empowering Others!

As a part of Momentum’s continuous quality improvement process, we regularly conduct external evaluations to assess impact, find opportunities for improvement, and celebrate areas where programs are doing well. In 2016 Momentum’s Train the Trainer* underwent an independent evaluation and we are pleased to share the findings with you – a few of which are captured below! Read the full brief online. Evaluation highlights Significant… Read more

Enough For All: Raising Awareness of Poverty in Calgary

We generally think of Calgary as a prosperous city; but, did you know that Calgary has the highest level of income inequality of any city in Canada? More than 127,000 people live in poverty in Calgary. Enough For All is a commuity-led campaign with a goal to reduce this number 50% by 2023. We all need to work together to in order to ensure that… Read more

Ignite Small Business Week: Marketing in this Economy!?

Need help growing your business in a tough economy? We’ve got you covered! Attend Ignite Small Business Week YYC: Marketing in this Economy on October 17 to gain practical marketing tips to grow your business, despite the economy. Keynote Ryan Townend of William Joseph Communications will show you the importance of branding and strategy. Pick the brain of our panel of marketing experts and walk… Read more

Entrepreneurs get a Start at Emerge Market

For the past year, Momentum has been supporting the International Avenue Business Revitalization Zone (BRZ) in developing their community economic development strategy in a project called The Heart of the New East. And recent news coverage of the neighbourhood’s new Emerge Market shows people are noticing area’s remarkable recent developments. The BRZ itself spans 28 blocks and with over 400 member businesses, making it the… Read more

Innovation Rodeo! July 11 to 15

  ***    You can purchase passes for individual sessions or the whole week    ***    The first 100 registrants receive a FREE COPY of the book Just Start by Leonard Schlesinger. This is a multi-day event so please be sure to select a ticket for all the day(s) you would like to attend before  completing your order. The Innovation Rodeo is four afternoons of Education, Collaboration, Competition, Motivation… Read more

ATB BoostR Presents: YEAR ONE – Early Bird Tickets Available Until June 6

Come celebrate ATB’s grand red carpet celebration of BoostR’s spectacular first year of trials and triumphs. This will be the biggest grand BoostR Stage pitch event ever, with up-and-coming entrepreneurs laying it all on the line. Get your early bird tickets until June 6. What’s BoostR Stage? BoostR Stage is ATB BoostR’s live pitch event.  Imagine entrepreneurs pitching on a stage to a room full of… Read more

Free & Frugal Family Fun in Calgary

As of June 20th, summer is officially here. The sun is shining, birds are chirping, and soon, cowboy attire will be worn all over the city. The best part about summer is that there are fun & exciting things happening – all the time! Although attending the Stampede can get pricey, you don’t need to break the bank in order to get out for family fun. In fact, there… Read more

Show Off Your Business at a Farmers Market

Are you an emerging or aspiring entrepreneur? Are you looking for a new venue to get exposure for your business? Farmer’s Markets may be the perfect place for you to get new customers and brand recognition. Currently Calgary has three markets dedicated to helping new entrepreneurs. The table fees for these markets can either be sponsored, and therefore free for you, or come at a discounted… Read more