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Momentum Matters
February 2021
Following your dream - one cup at a time
It took Chris a while to learn that his love of coffee could also be his livelihood. With a little help from Momentum, he is making coffee his life.
Learn how Chris turned his coffee hobby into a business

Sign up for programs and services!

  • Are you ready to take your business to the next level? Design Your Business is accepting applications on an ongoing basis.
  • Applications are open for Momentum's upcoming Automotive – Heavy Duty Equipment Service Technician program. Spots are filling up fast so apply now to start your career in the automotive industry.
  • Do you know about Power Pay method of debt repayment? Find out in our Money Management workshop on credit! Offered online as a virtual classroom. You can also learn about budgeting and consumerism this month.
  • Are you ready to strike out on your own by starting your own business? We can support you. Discover Self Employment online info sessions run this month.
  • Do you want to earn while you learn? Register for our Steps2Savings info session online and learn about our matched savings programs, where you save money and have that money matched up to a ratio of 4:1.
Find the right program for you!
Our programs are open for registration! Learn to save your money, start your business or get a good job. 
Read our Program Guide

Local gifts from the heart
Celebrate your love for local this Valentine’s Day by gifting someone special with a Be Local Love Gram! The grams contain a variety of Valentine’s themed products from our Be Local vendors. Include a personalized message with each order! Your gram will be delivered to your gift recipient on February 14th. 

Send a Be Local Love Gram!
We want to hear from you!
Are you living on a low income? We are recruiting participants for a 20-minute online survey to understand the experience of people living on a low income and dealing with COVID-19. You can enter into a draw for a $200 gift card.
Fill out the 20 minute survey
3 Things for Neighbours Challenge
Here are 3 positive things that Momentum did during the COVID-19 shutdown. Thanks to First Calgary Financial for their support in producing this video. 
Reading Corner

The COVID Wildfire

Our Executive Director Jeff Loomis published an article in ANSERJ about the technology barrier facing non profits to adapt their programs for online delivery.

YYC's Growing Technology Industry

Guest contributor Energy Job Shop details how you can transition your skills from the oilfield and energy sectors.

Busting Myths about Poverty

Do you think that the best solution to poverty is a job? It may not be as simple as that. Citizens for Public Justice sets the record straight.
At Momentum we love to share our knowledge and experiences with others.
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