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Our Locations

Carya remains deeply rooted in being a place of connection and support for Calgarians when and where they need us most.

Offering services from three primary locations known as ‘commons’, as well as various other community-based locations, Carya actively engages various communities across the city of Calgary. 


Central Commons serves as Carya’s head office in the west end of downtown Calgary. Located just one block away from the Bow River, with convenient access to the Louise and Peace bridges, it’s home to our corporate services team and hosts the majority of our in-person counselling programs, as well as facility rental opportunities.

Our address is 180,839 5 Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2P 3C8
General Inquiries: 403-269-9888
Fax: 403-205-5281

Monday to Friday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
*Carya’s offices are closed on statutory holidays.


Carya’s Bowmont Commons welcomes people of all ages to learn, connect, gain support, and build community.  At this Carya location, you will find early childhood and parenting support, one-on-one counselling, financial wellness, technology assistance, outreach and system navigation support for older adults, and engaging art and music-based programs.

Bowmont Commons is in the neighbourhood of Montgomery.
5000 Bowness Road N.W.
Calgary, Alberta, T3B 0B9

General Inquiries: 403-286-1811
Fax: 403-202-5641

Monday to Friday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
*Carya’s offices are closed on statutory holidays.


Village Commons by Carya is a welcoming space where all are invited to connect and create. From recreational activities to art and culinary programs, there’s something for everyone. Enjoy drop-in and registered group sessions, utilize our teaching kitchen, relax in the family reading nook, or explore our facility rental opportunities at Village Commons. 

Village Commons is located in the heart of East Village
201, 610 8 Avenue S.E.
Calgary, Alberta, T2G 0M1

General Inquiries: 403-536-6558
Fax: 403-225-4265

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:00 am – 8:30 pm
*Carya’s offices are closed on statutory holidays.

For questions about Carya programs, please contact Intake at 403-205-5244.

The Land

Carya engages Calgarians on the traditional unceded territory the Blackfoot named Moh’kinstis, where the Bow and Elbow rivers flow as one. We acknowledge the authentic history and oral traditions of the people of Treaty 7 – the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai, the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, and the Northwest Metis and Otipemisiwak Districts 5 and 6 – in the spirit of respect, reciprocity, and reconciliation. Carya works to strengthen individuals, families, and communities to live together as our rivers do, in confluence, and we honour all peoples who share this sacred place.