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Momentum Matters
July 2020

Diversity is the spice of life

Momentum graduate Pansie Hudson took her passion for baking and created a business. We catch up with Pansie and Hudson Spirit Cakes  to see where the company is now, and where she started.
Turning passion into profit

Time for Change

This message from Momentum about the protests and the call for change was shared with our audiences on social media on June 18th.

Words have escaped us over the past few weeks. We have watched in anger and confusion, and witnessed the anguish of people in communities all over America, Canada and the world. The past few weeks have felt surreal, sad and scary.
We have read articles, columns, posts. We’ve met, discussed, shared, and reflected.
And yet, our words have not come easily. We recognize that our response has not come quickly, but we know that silence is not acceptable. We have been grappling with how to respond well, and we know it is important that our community hears from us.

Read our full statement on our website.

We want your input

Are you a business owner that employs people in the service industry? We want to hear from you! You could influence our programming. Take our quick survey.
Have you lost your job because of COVID-19? We want to hear about your changing needs! Let us know how we can support you by taking our survey.
Have you ever taken out a pay day loan? ACORN Canada wants to hear from you!

ACORN Canada is running a study to understand issues related to high-interest loans that are taken from companies/institutions that are not regular Banks or credit unions, especially when these loans are taken out online.
Complete their survey.

The importance of buying local

"The race that small business owners run is more a marathon than a sprint, with plenty of difficult stretches along the way. As citizens and consumers, it is up to us to support local businesses in this time," writes Jeff Loomis, Executive Director at Momentum. 
Let's support local businesses

Support Black Entrepreneurs - Momentum Graduates


Adedoyin Omotara runs this heart centered beauty company. She is moving back into her retails space on July 2nd and is here for all you beauty needs. Feel pretty, inside and out.

Joydream Jewelry

Karyn Williams is making her own jewelry and even makes the glass beads from scratch. Her creations can be found at her store on Etsy.

Creme Cakery

Deb Ifeoma Obio has a cake for every occasion. She can bake a fancy cake for a birthday or even a wedding. You can order directly on Instagram.
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