Why We Exist
Our city has a strong tradition of giving our neighbours a hand up and creating new ideas and opportunities in the process; we have pride in ourselves and in each other. But even in the midst of a thriving city like Calgary, we also see poverty close at hand. Over 100,000 Calgarians live in poverty – more than the population of St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Research now shows that it would cost Albertans less to eliminate poverty than it costs to simply alleviate the consequences. In fact, a recent report concluded that poverty costs Albertans $20M a day. There is a much more desirable alternative: reduce poverty now and prevent it in the future. We can’t waste the potential that our neighbours have to offer.
By connecting people to their dreams, Momentum contributes to a flourishing community and economy. Momentum understands the complexities of living life on a low income and we honour the knowledge, skills and ambition of people that come through our doors by creating opportunities for them to contribute.