East Village

carya is excited to be part of the East Village!
East Village Vision

carya’s vision for the East Village Community Space is to create a multi-generational hub that meets the needs of both current residents and the evolving needs of a distinct urban neighborhood. carya believes there is a strong need and desire in the East Village to create a space for people to come together in ways that promote wellness, provide assistance and reduce social isolation.

It is carya’s intention to develop the Community Space into a hub that brings complimentary services together in one building and provides an inclusive and respectful space for people to gather. Specific needs for the space include but are not limited to:  conference rooms, multi-function program spaces, auditorium, office spaces, and commercial kitchen.

The goal is to be open in late 2018.

carya Programs potentially delivered in East Village

We hope to use a portion of the space at East Village Place to deliver carya programs and services that will help and enhance the residents of East Village.  These program and services will include (but not limited to):  The Way In; Child, Youth, Family and Older Adult Counselling; Group Programs including Anger Management, BLOOM, BOOST & Nurture Yourself; Community Development Programs; Elder Friendly Communities; Youth recreation & education; Elder Service Corps, and; Social Inclusion Programming.

Complimentary Services

carya has a strong history of delivering relevant and innovative programs for individuals and families across the lifespan but will work collaboratively with partners, stakeholders, governments and service providers to bring together a wider range of programs and services to the East Village Community Space.  Complimentary programs and services under exploration include Health Services, Recreational & Social Programs and Mental Wellness Resources.

 Not only are the intentional connections like those listed above key to the community space but also the need to create a space for unintentional ways for people to connect and socialize in a space that is inclusive and respectful.  Specific attention will be paid to designing gathering spaces within the hub that provide the opportunity to meet, connect and access shared resources such as computers and/or other technologies.

Social Entrepreneurship

carya is developing a business plan to operate social entrepreneurial activities within the Community Space to support the operation and ongoing programming in the Community Space. Social entrepreneurship activities currently under consideration are sub-lease management & backbone support for shared workspaces, food service options and partnerships and rentals/special events.

Next Steps

We’ll be planning a series of coffees, informal chats and structured updates in the coming months to keep everyone informed of the progress and any updates.

More Information?  Questions?  Concerns?

For Leasing, Programming and Client Concerns
Lisa Stebbins: Phone 403.205.5253 or email LisaS@caryacalgary.ca

For Community Updates and Outreach
Denise Meade: Phone 403.205.5247 or email DeniseM@caryacalgary.ca