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.
Dads Parenting Group

In this parenting program, dads, step-dads and male caregivers will increase understanding of how to parent in balanced ways and strengthen their relationships with their children.

This dads-only group offers a venue to strengthen connections between fathers who can support each other in their parenting.

Please register your interest here.

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.

Bowmont Families Together

You must live in Bowness, Montgomery or Greenwood Village to access these programs.

Through Bowmont Families Together, we offer a number of ways for community residents to engage in opportunities and participate in programs that help strengthen their own resiliency as well as that of the community as a whole.

Bowmont Families Together offers early development programs for 0-5 year olds and their caregivers, opportunities to discuss and learn about parenting, facilitated peer to peer groups for mothers, financial empowerment workshops and community-based activities and events.

Check out the Bowmont Families Together page for more information and upcoming events.

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


BOOST (Building on our Strengths Together)

Spanish • Ages 14 – 17
4:30 – 5:30 • Mondays & Wednesdays, July 16 – August 13
carya: 1000 – 8th Avenue SW, Rm 322
Register here

Spanish • Ages 18 – 24
6:00 – 7:00 PM • Mondays & Wednesdays, July 16 – August 13
carya: 1000 – 8th Avenue SW, Rm 322
Register here

BOOST helps participants learn new skills and find positive meaning from past challenges

This free group is for Spanish speaking individuals who have been negatively impacted by bullying, cyberbullying, fighting, assaults, and other types of reported or unreported crime.

If you are experiencing worry, trouble sleeping, feeling unsafe, or other negative impacts in your life because of this experience this group might be a good fit.

Financial Tips & Tools: Savvy Spending

2:00 – 4:00 • Saturdays
Awaken Church: 6508 Bowwood Drive NW
Please check out our events calendar for upcoming dates

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
Financial Tips & Tools: Planned Spending

2 – 4 PM • Monday, May 28
The Mustard Seed Neighbour Centre: 6060 Memorial Drive NE
Register here

Topics include:

  • What impacts our spending habits
  • Make a plan to track your spending and income
  • Set financial goals that work for you

Refreshments will be provided.

Financial Tips & Tools: Banking to Suit Your Needs

1 – 3 PM • Friday, June 22
The Alex Community Food Centre: 4920 17 Avenue SE
Register here

Topics include:

  • Save on bank fees
  • Choose a bank account that is right for you and saves you money
  • Ideas for effective communication with your bank

Refreshments will be provided.

Nurture Yourself

8:30 – 4:30 • Saturday, June 16
carya: 1000 – 8th Avenue SW, Rm 322
Register here

8:30 – 4:30 • Saturday, August 11
carya: 1000 – 8th Avenue SW, Rm 322
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
Creative Expressions

1:00 – 3:00 pm • September 19 – November 14
carya: 200, 1000 8th Avenue SW
Register here

Increased creativity improves immune system and brain functioning; reduces depression and anxiety; increases problem-solving and communication; and allows us to experience ourselves differently.

No previous art experience is necessary.

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.

Healthy Living For Older Adults

Register your interest here

This nine-week interactive group is designed to help you increase your knowledge about making positive choices and learn practical skills on how to make those choices.

Our main focusses are:

  •  Healthy aging
  • Nutrition and Health
  • Loss and Grief
  • Forgiveness
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Stress Management
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