Tag: Community

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 Mawer Investment Ltd.

  carya has had the privilege of partnering with many outstanding companies and organizations, and for several years, Mawer Investments Ltd. has supported countless community members through their generosity and investment in carya’s mission. Mawer’s support makes a tangible difference in the community and takes actionable steps in their goal of poverty reduction through meeting basic needs, enhancing financial literacy, and fostering mental health in the… Read more »


  #GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea; a day that encourages people to do good. Today, it is now a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity throughout the year. At carya, we know it takes a village, and are grateful to our incredible community of dedicated team members and volunteers, donors and funders, and… Read more »

Team carya: Amanda’s Story

Amanda has been carya’s Administration Superstar for over four years and continues to brighten the days of carya staff, participants and volunteers who meet her in our Downtown Office. Amanda loves to connect with other staff members and says that the collective at carya makes every day a great one. Amanda has a young daughter who keeps her busy outside of her work. They love to play on their… Read more »

Team carya: Patricia’s Story

Building strong families and communities for generations takes time, dedication, and care. carya counsellor Patricia Canales is approaching her twenty-fifth year on staff and brings her dedication, care and expertise to every aspect of her work and each client she connects with. At work, Patricia is a skilled language specific counsellor, mentor, and supervisor. At home, she’s raised three children into adulthood, makes time for sports… Read more »

carya’s Cutest Volunteers

During the summer months, carya connects seniors living at Francis Klein Centre with energetic, four-legged volunteers. These furry volunteers are tasked with the important job of putting smiles on the residents’ faces! “Puppy Parties” are coordinated by carya to encourage spending time outdoors, connecting with others and building community engagement among seniors. Pet-human interactions are scientifically proven to improve our wellbeing and mental health, and we strive… Read more »

Community Champion: Clothing Drive Initiative

Ivy*, a client of The Way In Network, inspired a movement of kindness and proved that age would never hold her back! carya is very proud to assist a client-led initiative to raise donations for Ukrainian refugees. Ivy says she’s deeply connected to the trauma and fear experienced by those fleeing and suffering in Ukraine. Her empathy stems from personal experience with international conflict and a desire to… 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 »