Category: carya Causes

Mental Health Matters. A message from our CEO

As a born and raised Calgarian who has spent the last twenty years working in the social impact sector, I can say without a doubt, that mental health matters.   The mental well-being of individuals in our neighbourhoods impacts the fibres of our community. It is essential to create the vibrant and thriving city that we all wish to call home.    Now more than ever, Calgarians are… Read more »

12 Days of carya Featuring CSV Midstream Solutions

12 Days of carya is here; from December 1st through 16th, we will celebrate our supporters who have chosen to invest in carya’s essential services! We want to celebrate our supporters by showcasing their impact on the community. CSV Midstream Solutions is an Alberta-based company offering full services for complete midstream solutions. CSV stands for and believes in Creating Shared Value; CSV collaborates with community and… Read more »

Donate to carya with SkipTheDepot

carya has been a partner with SkipTheDepot since 2018, making recycling plastic and donating to the community easier than ever. SkipTheDepot is a bottle and can redemption center working to save the time and energy of Calgarians, and giving back to charities who make an impact in our city. Your recyclable bottles and cans will be picked up free of charge from your home or business,… Read more »

Helping youth change their world – so they can change ours

(content warning: discusses mental health, including suicidal ideation. If you are in distress please phone 403-266-HELP) carya‘s youth programming reaches hundreds of teens and children each year, providing mental health supports, community resources, and empowerment programs across Calgary. We work hard because we know that access to these resources and prevention are key in setting young people up for success later in their lives. Early intervention… Read more »

Lace Up for Team carya!

We are so excited to be an Official Charity Partner for the 2022 Calgary Marathon, and we want you to join #Teamcarya! This year we’re going to raise $5,000 with the help of our staff, Board of Directors, volunteers, and friends. Proceeds will be invested back into the community, ensuring all Calgarians are able to access the support and resources they need – when they need… Read more »

carya’s Better Together Campaign Wine Raffle

Get a little extra holiday cheer and join our Better Together campaign by entering into our wine raffle! There are three incredible grand prizes to win, each valued at $750, featuring wine from around the world. All raffle proceeds will be matched by a generous carya donor! Grand Prizes Our friends at Bricks Wine Company have curated a selection of 12 beautiful bottles of white wine… Read more »

Better Together – Lucy’s Story

Twenty-one months into this global pandemic and we continue to see evidence of something we’ve known at carya for 111 years … we’re better together. For many people, opportunities for social connection through carya have been a lifeline. Like Lucy, who we met last year while she was living alone in the community. She was experiencing sudden isolation due to the pandemic. Her relationships were limited… Read more »

Be With carya

carya was here for Calgary when its first pandemic hit, the Spanish flu of 1918, and we’re here for Calgary now during COVID-19. With our experience and adaptability, we were able to quickly change course, whether it was organizing delivery of food hampers, helping people access the medications they need, providing opportunities for older adults to connect, or helping Calgarians take care of their mental health… Read more »