Upcoming Groups

carya’s groups can help you build skills that will increase your quality of life. They also provide opportunities to build relationships and learn from others who are walking a similar path.

All of carya’s groups are held to the highest standard of confidentiality and are supported by trained professionals.

Below is a listing of carya’s upcoming groups.

Family Support
Becoming a parent changes everything — what we focus on, where we find joy, as well as what we find stressful. carya is here to support you and your family through the ever-changing phases of parenthood.
Parenting the Nurturing Way

6:30 – 8:30pm • Wednesdays, Sept 27 – Nov 22
YW Parent Link Centre: 320 5th Ave SE
Find upcoming dates here.

Topics include:

  • encouraging positive brain development in children and teens
  • understanding feelings and perspectives
  • communicating needs
  • taking charge of your behavior
  • positive ways to deal with stress and anger
  • developing a sense of personal power and self-esteem
  • giving and receiving healthy touch
  • positive discipline strategies
Parent Peer Support Group

7-9 PM • Wednesdays
NW and SE locations
Find upcoming dates here.

If you are facing challenges in raising your teen, you are not alone. carya’s Parent Peer Support Group offers support, education and practical strategies that can help you manage your teen’s difficult behaviour and strengthen family relationships.

Some concerns that might bring a parent to the Parent Peer Support Group include:

  • family conflict
  • disrespectful behaviour
  • skipping school
  • involvement with the law
  • mental health concerns
  • substance abuse

Registration is ongoing. For more information, contact Yvonne at 403.538.7969 or YvonneB@caryacalgary.ca.


Individual Well-Being & Education
Our programs and services help individuals and families overcome challenges – whether it’s increasing your self-esteem and self-awareness, dealing with frustrating emotions or struggling to cope with tough situations
Financial Tips & Tools: Savvy Spending

2:00 – 4:00 • Saturday, November 25
Bowness Boys and Girls Club: 7930 Bowness Rd NW Suite 36
Register here

Join us for this FREE learning opportunity

Share your experience and learn from others about:

  • How advertising may affect your purchasing decisions
  • Taking control of your spending habits
  • Ways to be an even more savvy spender
  • Your rights as a consumer
  • Bring your ideas and questions to the conversation
Nurture Yourself

8:30 – 4:30 • Saturday, November 18
carya: 322, 1000 8th Avenue SW
Register here

This full day seminar helps women of all ages who are experiencing:

  • early stages of mental or emotional health issues such as depression, anxiety and stress
  • negative thoughts and behavioural patterns
  • challenging life changes
  • uncontrollable emotional responses

Topics include

  • cultivating healthy relationships
  • identifying and overcoming stress
  • the power of positive thinking
  • finding internal balance
  • setting goals and finding strengths
  • self awareness and resilience
Older Adults
carya's older adult groups offer approaches to assist adults who are entering elderhood – and all of the gifts and challenges that go with it
Seniors’ Saving Circle: A matched Saving Program for Older Adults

1:00 – 3:00pm • Thursday, Jan 11 (please apply before Dec 4)
1000 Voices at the Genesis Centre: 7556 Falconridge Blvd NE
Register here

Save $1 in your bank account and earn $3.00 more.

Advancing age may bring limited income which may also limit ability to afford assets. This 24-week program is aimed at helping Older Adults  purchase productive assets such as household furniture and  appliances, or afford dental or vision-related expenses while learning how to save money and develop saving habits.

Save up to $300 in six months and you may earn up to $900 in matched savings for a total of $1200!


  • 60 years or older
  • Earning a maximum of $24, 949 (1 person) or $31,061 (2 persons) annually before taxes.
  • Able to save between $5 and $50 per month
  • A Canadian citizen or permanent resident
Wellness Cafes

The Wellness Café is an informal drop-in group discussion for older adults. You will learn new skills and will have the opportunity to share existing strategies for wellness in your life as well as for improving the wellness of your community.

Do you want to…

  • reduce your stress?
  • feel more in control of your life?
  • understand yourself better?
  • improve your relationships?
  • meet new neighbours and friends?
  • learn more about personal wellness?
  • get more involved in your community?

Coffee and snacks are provided. No registration required.

We are currently offering Wellness Cafes in the following communities:

East Village:
Tuesdays, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Nov 21 & 28, Dec 12 & 19, Jan 2 & 9
This program is offered in partnership with Alberta Health Services
Please contact Christine: 403.705.0593 or ChristineL@caryacalgary.ca

Creating Elder Friendly Communities

Highland Park Community Association: 3716 2 St. NW
1:00 – 4:00pm • November 27 & 29
Register here

Northern Hills: Vivo Impact Lab, 11950 Country Village Link NE
10:00am – 1:00pm • December 11 & 14
Register here

Are you:

  • a lifelong learner?
  • curious about building new relationships and being more involved in
  • your community?
  • interested in sharing your skills and experience?
  • keen to meet other older adults who are involved in their community?

Join us for a free 2-day workshop!

Making Room

1:00 – 3:00 pm • Every second Monday
carya: 200, 1000 8th Avenue SW
Please visit our Events Calendar for upcoming dates

A support group for people who excessively collect and/or hoard. The group is confidential; sharing happens only when/if you feel ready to do so.


How to get involved:

Please call 403-269-9888 to speak to a carya representative or check out our events calendar