Month: December 2015

Calgary Herald Christmas Fund Makes a Difference

With the season of goodwill in full swing, the Carya team has been fortunate to receive funding from the Calgary Herald’s Christmas Fund. The funding will provide our Elder Abuse Response Team with an additional social worker to ensure Calgary’s vulnerable and at risk older adults are given the support they need. It’s estimated that one in five seniors is living with an abusive situation;  imagine… Read more »

Their Crisis; Our Concern

Stories of the Syrian refugee crisis reach us via television, radio, newspaper and social media every day.  But it’s important to remember that they’re more than just stories; these are real lives and real families who need real help. Carya’s Urgent Family Care team has been providing crisis support to Calgary’s most vulnerable families for eight years; these include refugees and recent immigrants with no social… Read more »

Introducing Bri Ketler: The ART of the Matter

When Calgary-based artist Bri Ketler was in junior high, bullying led her to her school’s art room and she never looked back. Now the 36 year old is channeling both her passion and her past by using art therapy to help girls in grades 7 to 9 to overcome their own issues and challenges. Bri works with girls in Carya’s in-school program, Starburst, and talks to… Read more »

Connecting with Our Community

As part of Carya’s Christmas giving campaign, we’re going to be out in the community talking about our work and asking Calgarians to donate this holiday season. It’s an opportunity for our staff to connect with the Calgary community and for the community to see those who make our work possible. Yesterday we spent the day at The Core Shopping Center, giving away gingerbread cookies which… Read more »