Welcome to Carma House
Carma House was built and donated to Wellspring Calgary in 2009 by local business Carma Developer (now Brookfield Residential), as a way of commemorating its 50th Anniversary. This beautiful building, located just 8 minutes west of Tom Baker Cancer Centre (soon to be the new Calgary Cancer Centre), became Wellspring Calgary’s first permanent home, after operating for two years in nearby leased space.
Carma House is a warm, welcoming community where cancer patients, caregivers and families gather to take part in programs and connect with others on a similar path. Members often refer to Carma House as their sanctuary, or home away from home. Many are surprised to find a sense of belonging, joy and even laughter. They welcome new opportunities of enrichment, empowerment and emotional nourishment. Many share stories over tea, bring lunch and stay for more than one program, or choose a book from the library and find a quiet place to read. Some bring a laptop and find a cozy corner to occupy while a loved one takes a program. Families enjoy our family programs where they connect with other parents and kids. Some are drawn to our inviting kitchen space while others are most at home in our beautiful outdoor gardens, lovingly tended by volunteers.
Whatever your circumstances, if you are living with cancer, you will find tools to guide you and people to relate to in this cherished community of love and support.
“Wellspring at Carma House has been a special “gift” for me. I love going there. I was afraid to go at first because I thought it would be a depressing place to go to because people have or had cancer, but it is totally not that way at all. It is an UPLIFTING and inspiring place to go to and I found a lot of fun/laughter and Healing takes place there for me.” –Wellspring Calgary member