Peer Learning

If you are facing a challenge in your business or in your life, who could be better to turn to than someone who has gone through the same thing? Participants provide peer support and advice through the Nuts and Bolts peer learning program.

Peer Business Development Coaching

Peer Business Development Coaching is available at Momentum. Please call Erin at 403-204-2693 to arrange for an appointment.

Computer Training

Computer training is available at Jesus Loves You Society (JLYS) at 15th Ave and 2nd Street SW on

  • Wednesdays from 3 – 6 pm with Loretta.
    Email her to book an appointment:

  • Thursdays from 3:30 – 6:30 with Tyler.
    Email him to book an appointment:

Opportunity Works has been a godsend. Working directly with my coach weekly for more than a year, I have learned how to prioritize my work, not to bite off too much and to build strategies for my memory problems.

— Opportunity Works Participant

Micro Loan Fund

One of Opportunity Works’ innovative programs is the Millennium Phoenix Micro Loan Fund. To our knowledge it is to date the only program designed to provide short-term financing for entrepreneurs facing mental health challenges.

We are seeking to expand and improve this program in the future.

Sharon Walz Memorial Business Development Scholarship

An annual scholarship is available to the winning applicant who must be a Calgary mental health consumer who is actively engaged in business development. Deadline for applications is September 30, 2017. Click here for details …

How common is mental illness?

Schizophrenia affects 1% of the Canadian population.

Anxiety disorders affect 5% of the household population, causing mild to severe impairment.

Suicide accounts for 24% of all deaths among 15-24 year olds and 16% among 25-44 year olds.

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in both men and women from adolescence to middle age.

The mortality rate due to suicide among men is four times the rate among women.

Canadian Mental Health Association