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.
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.


6 – 8 PM • Tuesdays, October 9 – December 18
Rosemont Community Centre: 2807 – 10 Street NW
Group is at capacity

Parenting an adolescent comes with unique challenges. If you’re struggling to understand your teen, Connect can help. Connect is a parenting group available to caregivers of 8 to 18 year olds.

Connect helps parents understand:

  • alternative ways to respond to challenging behaviours
  • new perspectives on the parent-child relationship
  • adolescent development and attachment needs
  • how to find balance that supports healthy relationships
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


Nurture Yourself

8:30 – 4:30 • Saturday, December 8
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
Anger Management

6 – 8 PM • Wednesdays September 19 – November 21
North East Family Connections Society: 95 Falshire Drive NE
Register here

When our emotions get out of control they can damage relationships, affect success in the workplace, weaken health and erode contentment and joy.

This ten week program can help you take control of your emotions and learn more productive ways to handle anger and stress.

RESP Information Session

2 – 4 PM • September 28
6060 Memorial Drive NE
Register here

Join us for this fun, interactive learning event on how to access free money for your child’s education.

Topics include:

  • which type of RESP is best for your child
  • where to open an RESP
  • how to open an RESP for your child
  • how best to make the most of your funds for your child’s education.
Seeking Safety

6 – 8 PM • Tuesdays, October 2 – November 27
Centre 89 Boardroom: 8989 MacLeod Trail S
Register here

Seeking Safety is a nine week group that helps participants learn new skills and find positive meaning from past challenges. Group participants focus on learning new skills that assist in making healthy and happier life choices.

Seeking Safety emphasizes values such as respect, care, interpersonal relationships, safety and beneficial choices.

Financial Wellness

10 AM – 2:30 PM • Saturday, October 13
Centre Street Church West Campus: 4120 Centre St NE
Register here

Join us for this fun, interactive learning event. There is something for
everyone wherever you are on your journey to financial wellness.

Topics include:

  • Importance of financial wellness
  • Savvy spending, seniors benefits, fraud prevention, credit, taxes and
    how to pick the right bank account for you!

Please note registration starts at 9:30 AM

Lunch and refreshments will be provided, vegetarian options are available.

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
Relationships with Your Adult Children

1:00 – 3:00 pm • September 27- November 22
carya: 200, 1000 8th Avenue SW
Register here

This nine-week group offers education, support and resources to older adults (65+) that are grappling with relationships issues with their adult children.

Topics include:

  • Communication
  • Boundaries
  • Roles and relationships
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.

Seniors Saving Circle

Application Deadline: September 24, 2018

1 – 4 PM • Every second Monday from October 1
carya EAST: 428 9 Avenue SE
Register here

A Matched Saving Program for Older Adults
Increase your financial knowledge and confidence while connecting with peers.
Save $1 in your bank account and earn $3 more!

This free program is designed at helping Older Adults purchase productive assets such as household furniture and appliances, or afford dental or vision-related expenses etc.while learning and sharing 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!

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.

Creative Expressions

1:00 – 3:00 pm • Wednesdays, February 6 – April 3, 2019
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.

Youth Engagement
Our youth programs focus on two things: building a stable and responsive support network for youth and developing social and emotional skills that are critical to being a good friend, family member, and contributor to the community.
Worry Warriors

6:00 – 7:30 pm • October 10 – December 5
carya: 200, 1000 8th Avenue SW
Register here

When feelings of worry, stress and anxiety become overwhelming, Worry Warriors is here to help. Worry Warriors gives youth ages 8-11 the tools they need to effectively cope with stress.

Worry Warriors helps participants learn:

  • how to identify anxiety and other difficult emotions
  • how our bodies respond to stress and worry
  • how to face fears
  • problem solving skills
Bloom! An Empowerment Workshop for Girls

Saturday, October 27
Ages 11-13: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Ages 14 – 16: 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Family Centre for Inner City Communities: #1, 1922 – 9 Avenue SE
Register here

This fun and empowering workshop is designed for girls ages 11-16 years. You will build confidence by creating goals and celebrating your past success. You will also look at new ways to express your feelings through music and art.

How to get involved:

Please call 403.269.9888 to speak to a carya representative or check out our events calendar