Month: March 2016

Five Reasons to Spring in to Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning – something everyone looks forward to. Or at least looks forward to finishing. Aside from a clean home, there are numerous benefits to setting time aside to complete the task of spring cleaning. Today, we’ll look at five of those benefits as well as how spring cleaning became something that happens (or should happen) every year. Back in the past, people kept their houses shut tight during… Read more »

Lace Up for Carya in the 2016 Calgary Marathon

Carya is pleased to be one of the charities involved in the 2016 Scotiabank Calgary Marathon! The annual marathon, which is being held on May 29, sees more than 12,000 participants run and walk 5km, 10 km, half marathon and full marathon races. There is even a special race program just for kids! The event typically raises over one million dollars for various Calgary and area charities…. Read more »

Supporting Somali Communities in Calgary

Carya recently launched a new Community Development project with Calgary’s Somali people, a community which came to Canada fleeing civil war in the mid-nineties. Calgary is home to more than 4,500 Somalis, many of whom reside in the communities of Radisson, Killarney, Beltline and Forest Lawn.  39% of Somalis living in Calgary are under the age of 18 and 22% of families are single parent families…. Read more »