Child & Family Counselling

carya supports parents and school personnel in creating emotionally healthy environments for children and youth.

We strive to enhance quality of life for youth, families, and communities through supporting connections with school and in the community. Our goal is to build on factors that create resiliency for healthy children and youth

Our child/youth and family counselling programs promote the overall well-being of individuals in the context of family, school, and the community. All services are based on the recognition of individual and family values and goals with an emphasis on growth, development, and sustainable change.

Family, individual, couple, and group counselling sessions are specialized services for persons seeking solutions for personal and interpersonal challenges and focus on building skills and strengths inherent in each person.

Language-specific family counselling

Counselling services are provided through 10 community offices and are available in English, Vietnamese, Spanish and French.

Eligibility and intake

Counselling is family and relationship focused and aims to decrease stress or distress and increase overall family functioning. Counselling modalities include couples, family, child and youth, or single adults actively parenting a child aged 24 and under.

carya is committed to providing easy access to counselling and offers counsellors in numerous locations throughout the city. Our Intake Coordinator will discuss the various locations with you and will work with you to choose the best location. All of our locations are wheelchair accessible.

To initiate the counselling process, call the Intake Coordinator at 403-205-5244.

If you are in crisis and need immediate assistance, please call the Distress Center at 403-266-1605 or 9-1-1.


Fees for counselling are based on a sliding scale, according to a client’s ability to pay. Fee options can be discussed if the established fee is not manageable or if family circumstances change.

Fees are payable each session by cash, cheque, Visa or MasterCard. If you meet with your counsellor at our downtown office, you will also be able to pay with debit.