Category: Community

Mental Health Matters… for Dads Too!

Carya and Families Matter have joined forces to provide fathers who are learning new parenting skills with an opportunity to receive evidence-based, father-friendly counselling and addiction help. Supporting fathers to be great dads’ benefits children, mothers, and families, now and in the next generation.   Research shows that fathers have as much influence as mothers do on child development and life outcomes, yet most parenting programs… Read more »

Life is unexpected. Carya is here.

Life is unexpected, and sometimes, it takes a sudden turn that we never saw coming. For some, this may mean grieving the loss of someone they loved. For others, it may be navigating the unexpected obstacles of aging, or the endless stressors of inflation. Even welcoming a new child can lead to unexpected moments of isolation. For Rachel, finding herself isolated and depressed, in a situation… Read more »

National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week is an annual event that celebrates the impact of volunteerism in building and strengthening communities. The 2023 theme of “Volunteering Weaves Us Together” emphasizes the interconnected actions that support one another. At carya, we understand the importance of community and collaboration. As a social impact agency, we are dedicated to promoting personal growth, building healthy relationships, and fostering community connections. We understand the… Read more »

carya Celebrates Social Prescribing Day on March 9th

  Social prescribing is an innovative approach to healthcare that aims to address the root causes of health concerns by connecting patients with non-medical resources in their communities. In Alberta, social prescribing has been gaining momentum as a way to improve health outcomes, particularly for those experiencing social isolation. As a social impact agency, carya understand the importance and impact of social prescribing in our community… Read more »

February is Psychology Month!

Psychology is defined as the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behaviour in a given context. Like a medical doctor, individuals and families may seek the expertise and guidance of a registered psychologist or other clinicians over their l­­ife-time to support their overall well-being. Mental health is a crucial aspect of overall well-being in the community of Calgary. Now more… Read more »

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

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 by showcasing their impact on the community. As a social impact agency in Calgary, carya is dedicated to creating strong families and communities for generations. We’re here for Calgarians of all ages seeking support with mental, physical, emotional, and financial well-being…. Read more »