Upcoming Groups

carya’s groups can help you build skills that will increase your quality of life. They also provide opportunities to build relationships and learn from others who are walking a similar path.

All of carya’s groups are held to the highest standard of confidentiality and are supported by trained professionals.

Below is a listing of carya’s upcoming groups.

Family Support
Becoming a parent changes everything — what we focus on, where we find joy, as well as what we find stressful. carya is here to support you and your family through the ever-changing phases of parenthood.


Parent Peer Support Group

7-9 PM • Wednesdays
NW and SE locations
Find upcoming dates here.

If you are facing challenges in raising your teen, you are not alone. carya’s Parent Peer Support Group offers support, education and practical strategies that can help you manage your teen’s difficult behaviour and strengthen family relationships.

Some concerns that might bring a parent to the Parent Peer Support Group include:

  • family conflict
  • disrespectful behaviour
  • skipping school
  • involvement with the law
  • mental health concerns
  • substance abuse

Registration is ongoing. For more information, contact Yvonne at 403.538.7969 or YvonneB@caryacalgary.ca.

Bowmont Families Together

You must live in Bowness, Montgomery or Greenwood Village to access these programs.

Through Bowmont Families Together, we offer a number of ways for community residents to engage in opportunities and participate in programs that help strengthen their own resiliency as well as that of the community as a whole.

Bowmont Families Together offers early development programs for 0-5 year olds and their caregivers, opportunities to discuss and learn about parenting, facilitated peer to peer groups for mothers, financial empowerment workshops and community-based activities and events.

Check out the Bowmont Families Together page for more information and upcoming events.

Individual Well-Being & Education
Our programs and services help individuals and families overcome challenges – whether it’s increasing your self-esteem and self-awareness, dealing with frustrating emotions or struggling to cope with tough situations
Anger Management

Tuesdays: January 15 – March 19, 2019 or Wednesdays: January 16 – March 20, 2019
carya: 200, 1000 – 8th Avenue SW
Register here.

When our emotions get out of control they can damage relationships, affect success in the workplace, weaken health and erode contentment and joy.

This ten week program can help you take control of your emotions and learn more productive ways to handle anger and stress.

Neighbourhood Savings Circle

1-3 PM • Every second Monday
Bowness Community Hall
Register here.

Increase your financial knowledge and confidence while connecting with peers.

Save $1 in your bank account and earn $3 more!

This free program is designed to help people purchase productive assets such as furniture, appliances, tools for work or learning or afford dental or vision-related expenses, while learning and sharing how to save money and develop saving habits.

Please apply by Monday, November 19, 2018

Nurture Yourself “Opening Minds and Nurturing Dreams”

8:30 am – 4:30 pm • Saturday, January 19, 2019
carya: 1000 – 8th Avenue SW, Rm 322
Register here

This full day seminar helps women of all ages who are experiencing:

  •     early stages of mental or emotional health issues such as depression, anxiety and stress
  •     negative thoughts and behavioural patterns
  •     challenging life changes
  •     uncontrollable emotional responses

Topics include

  •     cultivating healthy relationships
  •     identifying and overcoming stress
  •     the power of positive thinking
  •     finding internal balance
  •     setting goals and finding strengths
  •     self awareness and resilience
Older Adults
carya's older adult groups offer approaches to assist adults who are entering elderhood – and all of the gifts and challenges that go with it
Mental Health First Aid for Seniors

9:00 am – 5:00 pm • January 28 & 29, 2019
Bowmont Seniors Assistance Association : 5000 Bowness Road NW
Register here

Learn the basics of the most common mental health issues and how you can help older adults find the appropriate support. A two-day training course showing how to best support seniors who may be experiencing mental health issues.

You will learn:

  • Basic skills to provide guidance
  • Feel prepared to know how to help and support others
  • Ability to empower yourself with a plan
Wellness Cafes

The Wellness Café is an informal drop-in group discussion for older adults. You will learn new skills and will have the opportunity to share existing strategies for wellness in your life as well as for improving the wellness of your community.

Do you want to…

  • reduce your stress?
  • feel more in control of your life?
  • understand yourself better?
  • improve your relationships?
  • meet new neighbours and friends?
  • learn more about personal wellness?
  • get more involved in your community?

Coffee and snacks are provided. No registration required.

Making Room

1:00 – 3:00 pm • Every second Monday
carya: 200, 1000 8th Avenue SW
Please visit our Events Calendar for upcoming dates

A support group for people who excessively collect and/or hoard. The group is confidential; sharing happens only when/if you feel ready to do so.

Creative Expressions

1:00 – 3:00 pm • Wednesdays, February 6 – April 3, 2019
carya: 200, 1000 8th Avenue SW
Register here

Increased creativity improves immune system and brain functioning; reduces depression and anxiety; increases problem-solving and communication; and allows us to experience ourselves differently.

No previous art experience is necessary.

Youth Engagement
Our youth programs focus on two things: building a stable and responsive support network for youth and developing social and emotional skills that are critical to being a good friend, family member, and contributor to the community.
Act Out!

6:30 – 8:00 pm • Mondays, November 26 – April 29, 2019
City of Calgary: 3810, 17th Avenue SE
Register here

Act Out! helps youth express their thoughts, feelings, experiences and challenges through drama games and discussion. The program encourages them to have fun in a safe, small group atmosphere.

Act Out! helps participants:

  • learn to handle difficult situations such as bullying, violence, racism and homophobia
  • develop confidence
  • become comfortable with who they are

How to get involved:

Please call 403.269.9888 to speak to a carya representative or check out our events calendar