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.

Parenting the Nurturing Way

10am – 12pm • Tuesdays, Feb 6 – Mar 27
Family Centre for Inner City Communities: #1, 1922 – 9 Avenue SE
Register 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

1:30 – 3 PM • Thursdays, Apr 19 – May 24
Huntington Hills Community Centre: 520 – 78 Avenue NW
Register here

Come play with us! Group Theraplay gives parents and caregivers of children the opportunity to engage in spirited, playful and caring interaction with their children. This facilitated play helps develop attachment between caregivers and their children.

Theraplay helps to

  • strengthen connection and belonging between caregiver and child
  • build strong families through responsive and empathetic parenting
  • enhance emotional health and self-esteem

Please register your interest here.

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


Anger Management

6:00 – 8:00 Tuesdays Apr 17 – Jun 19
carya: 200, 1000 – 8 Ave SW
Register here

6:00 – 8:00 Wednesdays Apr 18 – Jun 20
North West Family Connections: 95 Falshire Dr 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.

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
Nurture Yourself

8:30 – 4:30 • Saturday, March 17
carya: 322, 1000 8th Avenue SW
Register here

Hindi, Urdu & Punjabi
8:30 – 4:30 • Saturday, April 7
1000 Voices at the Genesis Centre: 7556 Falconridge Blvd NE
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
For Men Only: Self Care

8:30 – 4:30 pm • Saturday, March 24
carya: 200, 1000 – 8 Avenue SW
Register here

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

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

At this workshop you will:enhance your well-being and resilience

  •     become more independent and self-directed
  •     identify and set goals
  •     develop strategies to overcome stress
  •     learn to manage personal challenges
  •     realize your potential
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
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.

Relationships with your Adult Children

Register here

1:30 – 3:30pm • Mondays, April 9 – June 11, 2018
carya: 200, 1000 8 Avenue SW

This 9 week group offers education, support and resources to older adults (65+) residing in Calgary that are grappling with relationships issues with their adult children.

Topics include:

  • Communication
  • Boundaries
  • Personal Wellness
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.


Jr Worry Warriors

6:00 – 7:30pm • Wednesdays, March 28 – May 16
carya: 200, 1000 8 Avenue SW
This group is at capacity. Please register your interest to be notified of upcoming group dates

When feelings of worry, stress and anxiety become overwhelming, Worry Warriors is here to help. Worry Warriors gives youth ages 7-11 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


How to get involved:

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