The Doorway - Making Change possible

The Doorway is a direct community response to young people on the street in Calgary choosing to rejoin society. There are significant gaps in what systems say they want to do to help these young people, and what they actually accomplish. In the late 80’s The Doorway was designed to address these gaps. An understanding of the differences between street culture and mainstream culture led to the development of a self-determined strategic planning process to make lasting change.

The Doorway has learned self-determination is key to personal change.


The Planning Process


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Providing a framework for effective change.

MYPLAN is The Doorway’s software specifically designed to facilitate the planning process. It’s a 24 month commitment of 200 steps focusing on 13 Life categories.
Priorities and choices build the steps to make lasting change.

"No solution can be found until everyone understands the problem" - A Participant.

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Personal Best

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Kindness Costs Nothing

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The Doorway 101: ‘Are we asking the right questions?’
The Doorway 101: ‘Are we asking the right questions?’

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Find us by taking the #24 Ogden bus and getting off at the first stop past the Blackfoot Trail overpass – stop #4506

Our Hours Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Bay 10, 2808 Ogden Road S.E., Calgary, Alberta, T2G4R7

Phone: +1 (403) 269-6658 Fax: 403 269 1207


Mailing Address Box 46067, Inglewood RPO, Calgary, Alberta, T2G5H7

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