Month: July 2021

Non-Profit Business Continuity Management Program Toolkit

Following the 2016 Wood Buffalo Wildfire response, using funds allocated by The Canadian Red Cross Society, The United Way of Calgary & Area released a call for proposal to identify organizations to provide emergency preparedness and business continuity support to Calgary non-profit organizations individually and as part of a network to respond to an emergency. carya was selected to act as lead organization and was awarded funding… Read more »

carya’s New Artist In Residence

With summer finally taking hold, we’d like to welcome our second Artist In Residence at our new Village Commons community hub. Introducing … Karen Scarlett! Karen Scarlett began practicing and exploring visual art when she was a young girl, growing up on a fourth-generation dairy farm west of Innisfail, Alberta. Her Grandma encouraged her to try everything, her dad sparked Karen’s love of power tools and… Read more »

Common Unity Chapbook Project

This Spring, our first-ever Artist In Residence Stacey Walyuchow worked with community members to tell their stories through creative art. People of all ages from East Village, Connaught, and beyond have created visual art and poetry about their experiences in community, and what that word means to them. These artworks are on display at Village Commons as an installation, and are also featured in the Common… Read more »