Category: Village Commons

12 Days of carya Featuring Community Natural Foods

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. Community Natural Foods is dedicated to encouraging Calgarians and Canadians alike to live a healthier, more natural life and strive to support the health and well-being of our community. Community Natural Foods believe in shining a spotlight on not-for-profit organizations that… Read more »

12 Days of carya Featuring Calgary Municipal Land Corporation

  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. The word carya means hickory tree. A tree known for its deep roots, and strong but flexible wood. As a social profit agency, carya has been deeply… Read more »

12 Days of carya Featuring MEG Energy

  12 Days of carya is here, from December 1st through 16th we will be celebrating our supporters who have chosen to make an investment in carya’s essential services! We want to celebrate our supporters by showcasing the impact they have made in the community. MEG Energy is a proudly Canadian energy company supplying the world with environmentally and socially responsible energy while generating long-term value… Read more »

Celebrating Community With Community

What a party! On July 5th, carya staff, volunteers, and community members celebrated the Official Grand Opening of Village Commons! After a year of cautious operations during the pandemic, it was uplifting and inspiring to reconnect with so many friends, supporters and passionate community advocates from East Village and beyond. As many of us have learned through the pandemic, connecting with others is an essential part of our… Read more »

Village Commons Grand Opening

After a year of cautious operations through the pandemic, we’re finally ready to safely celebrate the opening of Village Commons – an innovative space in East Village where Calgarians can come together, find support, build community, and connect. We’re excited to welcome the community into the space on this one-year anniversary to share stories and reflect on this incredible accomplishment – made possible by donors, partners… Read more »

Better Together – Coffee at Village Commons

A warm cup of tea, cider, or coffee has a way of bringing people together in comfort like few other things. The aroma wafting around a corner, the sound of a whistling kettle, the tinkling of a spoon in a mug … all of us have a sensory connection to sharing a cup with our family, friends, and neighbours. That’s why the coffee and tea bar… Read more »

Village Commons Affordable Holiday Market

carya is excited to present our Affordable Holiday Market on Thursday, December 9th from 1:00pm to 7:00pm at our new Village Commons community hub in East Village! This market is intended to showcase the local talent in East Village and to bring everyone together during the holiday season. East Village is a vibrant community with diverse populations and our Affordable Holiday Market offers the opportunity to… Read more »

Celebrating the New Village Commons Sue Mallon Reading Nook

carya is proud to announce the official reveal of our Sue Mallon Reading Nook at Village Commons space in East Village. The reading space is in recognition of the dedicated service and leadership of carya‘s long-time former CEO Sue Mallon, and was designed and constructed by Calgary Reads with funding support from the Burns Memorial Fund for Children. Sue Mallon served as carya’s Chief Executive Officer for… Read more »

New Groups, Workshops, and Series at carya this Fall

With the Fall season soon upon us, carya is switching back into high gear with a slate of new and returning groups, workshops and series. Keep an eye on this space, and our events calendar, for updates. Registration information is included at each link.   for families Time to Grow: Shift Happens! This 7-week free workshops series will connect adults in and around the East Village… Read more »