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 Café

Thursdays, March 14 – April 4, 2019
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Family Centre for Inner City Communities: 1, 1922-9 Avenue SE
Register here

Join us in this 4 week informal conversation as you learn from one another, share experiences and build your capacity and resilience as a parent. Snacks and smiles supplied. Register for 1, 2, 3, or all 4 weeks

Topics include:

  • Building a Strong Foundation
  • Serve & Return
  • Supportive Environments
  • Executive Functioning and Technology & Learning.
Theraplay

Tuesdays, April 9 – May 28, 2019
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Awaken Church Auditorium: 6508 Bowwood Drive NW
Register here

Come play with us! Group Theraplay gives parents and caregivers of children the opportunity to engage in spirited, playful and caring interaction with their children. This facilitated play helps develop attachment between caregivers and their children.

Theraplay helps to

  • strengthen connection and belonging between caregiver and child
  • build strong families through responsive and empathetic parenting
  • enhance emotional health and self-esteem
  • Come play with us!
Connect

Wednesdays, March 27 – May 29, 2019
6 PM – 8 PM
carya Downtown Office: 200, 1000 – 8 Avenue SW
Register here

Parenting an adolescent comes with unique challenges. If you’re struggling to understand your teen, Connect can help. Connect is a parenting group available to caregivers of 11 to 18 year olds.

Connect helps parents understand:

  • alternative ways to respond to challenging behaviours
  • new perspectives on the parent-child relationship
  • adolescent development and attachment needs
  • how to find balance that supports healthy relationships
Parenting the Nurturing Way – YW location

Tuesdays, January 22 – March 19, 2019
1 PM – 2:30 PM (*Jan. 29 workshop is 3 PM – 4:30 PM)
YW: 320, 5 Avenue SE, Main Level
Register here

Join us in this 9 week workshop series to learn the importance of NURTURING PARENTING in raising healthy, caring children and the importance of making time to nurture yourself. Attend all 9 workshops or just those that interest you.

Weekly workshop topics:

  • Week 1: Philosophies and Practices of Nurturing Parenting
  • Week 2: Ways to enhance positive brain development
  • Week 3: Communicating with respect
  • Week 4: Building self worth
  • Week 5: Understanding feelings
  • Week 6: Family morals, values and rules
  • Week 7: Praising children and their behaviour
  • Week 8: Positive discipline strategies
  • Week 9: Learning positive ways to deal with stress and anger

This program is FREE

For more information, please contact Kathy at 403.536.6558 or KathyB@caryacalgary.ca

Parent Café

Tuesdays: January 22 – February 12, 2019
Central Library: 800, 3 Street SE, Room 2-05C
Register here.

Join us in this 4 week informal conversation as you learn from one another, share experiences and build your capacity and resilience as a parent. Snacks and smiles supplied. Register for 1, 2, 3, or all 4 weeks

Topics include:

  • Building a Strong Foundation
  • Serve & Return
  • Supportive Environments
  • Executive Functioning and Technology & Learning.

For more information, please contact Kathy at 403.536.6558 or KathyB@caryacalgary.ca

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

 

Men’s Empowerment Seminar – Seeking and Finding Your Inner Potential (Spanish)

Saturday, March 30, 2019
carya: 200, 1000 – 8th Avenue SW, Room 322
Register here.

This seminar provides information about the latest brain research and its link to personal development and overall wellbeing. Participants learn to identify areas that cause stress and how to overcome them. You will also identify goals, find strengths and learn about tools that will allow you to become more effective in relationships. This program is offered in Spanish.

Nurture Yourself – Women’s Empowerment Seminar (Spanish)

Saturday, April 27, 2019
carya: 200, 1000 – 8th Avenue SW, Room 322
Register here.

This program has been developed for women to rediscover their unique strengths. We will provide information about the latest brain research and the link to personal development and overall well-being. By developing awareness of their inner potential and learning the self-regulation techniques taught in this course, women will be able to better evaluate their lives and create a better and more fulfilling future. This program is offered in Spanish.

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

 

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.

 

Bloom!

Morning Session: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm (check-in starts at 9:00 am)
Girls ages 11-13

Afternoon Session: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm (check-in starts at 1:00 pm)
Girls ages 14-16

Village Square Leisure Centre: 2623, 56 Street NE, in the Community Room
Register here

carya presents this fun and empowering workshop designed for girls ages 11-16 years.

You will build confidence by creating goals and celebrating your past success. You will also look at new ways to express your feelings through music and art.

The cost of the seminar is $15.

If you find the cost challenging please give us a call to discuss other options.

Learning supplies and snacks provided. For more information and to register, please contact Laurie at 403-537-3381 or lauriee@caryacalgary.ca

How to get involved:

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