Author: Kat E

Team carya: Sajjad’s Story

When he and his family immigrated to Calgary in May 2014, Sajjad Ahmad was eager to find a profession that allowed him to work with and find community. He joined carya eight years ago and is currently the Counselling Services Manager, where he oversees and guides a team of counsellors who specialize in Language-Specific, Family and Older Adults counselling.  In his work, Sajjad finds joy and… Read more »

Coping With Stress Through Crafts

  Crafts and creativity are proven to help ease stress and combat anxiety. Working with your hands and taking time to be creative can boost your mood, keep your brain sharp, and even help alleviate the symptoms of depression, anxiety, sleeplessness, and stress. We have a couple of our favourite crafts for anxiety below, and these DIY coping tool projects are useful for people of all… Read more »

Team carya: Heather’s Story

As a social worker on carya’s Elder Abuse Response Team (EART), Heather Jeffery collaborates with the Calgary Police Force to identify elder abuse cases in the community. Heather has dedicated over five years of her career to facilitating a better Calgary for senior citizens. She says the most challenging part of her job is providing resources and walking away from cases where individuals continue to live… Read more »