Our Impact

Life sometimes has a way of throwing challenges at people who don’t always feel able to handle them.

At carya, we help those who are experiencing difficulty learn how to manage and overcome their obstacles. We develop and implement holistic programs that serve people of all ages — from babies to youth to older adults — and are designed to:

  • Enhance individual and family relationships
  • Help children reach their full potential
  • Engage older adults in contributing to their communities
  • Assist vulnerable citizens to maintain their dignity and respect

Individuals, families, and communities turn to us for support through childhood, adulthood, and elderhood. And we are always there.


Calgarians of all ages, backgrounds, and needs have been turning to carya for support in times of challenge for more than a century. 2016 was no different as many families were pushed to their limit, children and youth needed support and older adults continued to struggle with the difficulties of aging. Find out more about carya’s impact in our Annual Report.

It is so easy to become so focused on our own lives that we fail to see those struggling all around us. That is why carya exists – to be the ears and eyes in a community for people to turn to when life gets hard. We not only help them through tough times, we give them tools to rebuild and get stronger and create their own networks of support.

Your partnership in our work changes lives! For this, we cannot thank you enough. Read stories about donor gifts at work in our 2017 Report on Donor Investment.