Ways to Support

carya touches the lives of 40,000 Calgarians each year.

We have a passion to see lives changed, our communities engage and families become stronger.

If you’d like to become a partner in creating strong families and communities for generations, you can donate online through our secure page or choose to support us in one of the following ways:

carya cash lottery

We have three draws for your chance to win! Early Bird Draw of $5,000 on November 30, 2018, Holiday Draw of $5,000 on December 14, 2018 and our Grand Prize Draw of $15,000 on January 3, 2019.

General Donations

Donors make the difference in how well we can meet the needs in our community. Give today to help people of all ages, from all backgrounds, become stronger and more resilient.

Emergency Fund

We often realize clients have urgent needs that cannot wait another day. A box of diapers, soap to wash dishes, food for the next meal. Help us be ready when we see an emergency to step in and get them through until we can connect them with a longer-term solution.

Monthly Donations

Life gets busy. And giving to support good work is important but it’s so easy to arrive at the end of the year and realize you haven’t given as much back as you intended. Set up a monthly donation and relax, knowing you are making a difference in the lives of those who need it.

Donate in Honour of a Loved One

We lose loved ones and it is hard to see special days go by without them in our lives. It can be difficult to tell others how they can help. Consider honouring their memory with a donation to support others who are struggling in our community. A donation to support another person carries on well into the future.

Make a Gift of Stocks

Why not consider giving a little off the top of your investments? Get a tax credit and make a significant impact in your community.

Remember Us in Your Will

Do you feel as though you don’t have the ability to give as generously as you would like? Talk to your financial advisor about how giving to a charity in your will can help you achieve your philanthropic goals.

Host a Fundraiser

We change lives every day. If that gets you excited and you want to share carya with others, consider creating your own fundraising event. It can be a wine and cheese night at your house – skip the host gifts, just bring a donation. The ways you can reach out are endless and up to you to create. We will assist you as you plan.

Donate a Car Canada

Giving can be as easy as having someone else take care of that car you don’t want anymore. To learn more go to Donate a Car Canada.


Please contact us at 403-205-5225 or email us for more information about philanthropy at carya.

We uphold the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards and A Donor’s Bill of Rights. We are a member of Imagine Canada.

“We believe the future will be still brighter than the past. We go forward…with a keener desire than ever to help [each person] help themselves, and lift from the hearts that have grown discouraged the loads which are too heavy for them to bear.”

Ethel A. McKillop, Founder of carya