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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 neighbourhood to share and grow in meaningful conversations. Most of us have been navigating a lot of changes, shifts, and uncertainties over the last two years, and this workshop will help you learn new tools to make your way through life’s ups and downs.

Mondays September 13 – November 1, 1pm-3pm, at Village Commons. Free child minding and snacks.

Prime Time Parenting Groups

Learn to raise healthy, caring children while taking the time to care for yourself. This free workshop series will cover topics including Brain Development, Understanding Feelings and Communicating Respect, Stress, Family Rules and Boundaries. Registration is required.

Tuesdays September 28 – October 26, 6pm-8pm at Village Commons or via Zoom.

Mindful Parenting

Free eight-week workshop series for parents and caregivers to develop knowledge and skills to improve family relationships and help children thrive.

Tuesdays October 26 – December 14, 1:30pm-3pm online


for individuals

Savings Circle: Matched Savings Group

In this free, six month online program you’ll learn about money management and good saving habits. You’ll be able to put your savings towards something that will improve your life, like tuition, tools for work or school, household items, or an emergency fund.

Starts September 21, 6pm, online

Understanding Grief & Loss

This 8-week online course will help you understand and identify feelings of grief and loss, and learn techniques to help you recover from difficult experiences.

Tuesdays September 28 – November 16, 6pm, online

Anger Management

This 10-week workshop will help you find more productive ways to handle anger and stress.

Sign up for our Anger Management waiting list here for details on upcoming sessions.


for older adults

Creative Expressions

This 8-week group for older adults uses various materials to explore creative ways to use art for self-expressions and emotional well-being. No previous art experience is required.

Thursdays, September 16 – November 18, 1pm-2pm, at Village Commons

Relationships With Your Adult Children

This free 9-week group offers education, support and resources to older adults (65+) residing in Calgary who are grappling with relationships issues with their adult children.

Wednesdays starting October 20 1pm-3pm, at Village Commons


for youth

Act Out

Act Out! uses fun drama games and scenes to help youth build confidence by expressing themselves and situations they have faced or might face in their everyday life as adolescents. No previous drama experience is required.

Starts October 18, 6:30pm, online


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