Category: carya Causes

We’re Creating a Community Hub in East Village, and We Need Your Help

Please join us in creating an inclusive and healthy community for residents of East Village and beyond. After almost 110 years of creating stronger families and communities in Calgary, carya knows a thing or two about the power of community gathering spaces. Bringing people together in one place is the key to building belonging, relationships and well-being, as well as strong, vital neighbourhoods. That’s why we’re… Read more »

An Engaged Father is a Game Changer

This Father’s Day, consider giving the gift that helps build strong families for generations to come. Fathers come in many shapes and sizes. A dad might be a biological or adoptive parent, a stepparent, a father figure or any other male-identified individual in a child’s life that serves a caregiving role. Whoever they are, they have one thing in common – they play a vital role… Read more »

carya is here.

If you look around this holiday season, you might see our name a little bit more often than you’re used to as you travel through the city. This year we’re coming to you with a simple message – carya is here. Whether you’re a long time client or you’ve never heard of us before, we want you to know that we’re here for you and your… Read more »

Black, White, and Blood Gala: A Sirius Fundraiser

The Black, White and Blood Gala is a fun-raising event put on by the women’s group L’EMBA to raise post-secondary scholarship money for Carya’s Sirius program. All proceeds from the event go towards funding scholarships for at-risk grade 10 and 11 girls. The event includes a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, cash bar (beer and wine), a silent auction and then…. the showing of a classic… Read more »

Elder Abuse Online Training

This online training course will take you approximately 30 minutes to complete. After you have finished all of the short modules, you can complete a brief test if you would like to be eligible for a Certificate of Completion. Elder Abuse Awareness Basic Training Module from Cari Gulbrandsen on Vimeo.

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 »

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 »