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Momentum Matters
March 2020
Calgary, we are here to help you if you are suddenly without work, a struggling small-business owner, or are looking for employment.

Three new helplines launch today to help you with your financial, business, and employment needs.


Momentum's helplines and coaching services are free and open to the public,
Monday-Friday 8am-8pm.

Connect with us for helpline and coaching services
Resources to support you:

These are extraordinary and challenging times.
Have you had to miss work? Temporarily or permanently laid off? Need financial support? Click here for financial resources.
Are you are a small-business owner or are self employed and need help? Click here for small business resources.
Did you know there are changes to tax filing? Click here for the 3 changes that everyone should know.

Finding a way forward in uncertainty

This is a time of upheaval and uncertainty and amongst all the virus news and resources, we also wanted to offer a story of finding a path forward in uncertainty.

Harold came to Canada in November 2007 with his pregnant wife and 8 month baby boy.  He was faced with the challenge of learning a new language, developing better employment skills, while providing for his growing family in an unfamiliar place.
Read Harold's story of perseverance

Support Momentum 

Are you a Momentum member? It’s simple, free, and keeps you connected and engaged! 
As a member, 
get the opportunity to contribute to the democracy and direction of Momentum.

Renew or become a new member by April 1st (today!) to vote in the upcoming AGM.

Many of you have asked how you can help Calgarians during the COVID-19 pandemic. By investing in Momentum, you help Calgarians living on low-incomes who are most impacted.

Click here to donate.

In the community

Be Local Business Directory - your guide to supporting local businesses


Now more than ever is the time to support local. The COVID-19 crisis has caused significant challenges for the small business community.

Here is a directory of businesses in the BE Local Network and their status. You can access the directory here.

 

Vibrant Communities Calgary's Opinion Editorial in the Calgary Herald


"There is a well-exercised muscle of deep resiliency and hope that resides in people who are our subject matter experts in how to live in uncertainty."

VCC's Executive Director Meaghon Reid writes about living in this time of uncertainty. You can read it here.

Be Local Recovery Zoom sessions and Slack Community



Join the Thrive team on Friday morning on Zoom to share, listen, and learn from entrepreneurs and experts in the community, about what they’re doing to weather the storm during COVID-19.

There is also a Slack Workspace if you want to connect between Zoom sessions.
At Momentum we love to share our knowledge and experiences with others.
Please share this newsletter with friends, family, or organizations you think may benefit.


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