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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Marilyn Dyck- Circles of Hope 2017
Marilyn Dyck- Circles of Hope 2017

Inn From the Cold hosted a symposium style event ‘Circles of Hope’ inviting 20 stories of compassion, hope and innovation. Marilyn Dyck, our founder was invited to share. Please listen to ‘Are We Asking the Right Questions.’ In the…

Applied Sociology: Social Work is Not Enough
Applied Sociology: Social Work is Not Enough

Young people on the street are very familiar with the systems, and the social workers they provide, as their resource for attention and care. Social work has developed from its roots of compassion to now be an academically certified…

Applied Sociology: the Business of Change
Applied Sociology: the Business of Change

In a society increasingly committed to a belief in science and technology to solve almost everything, ‘the west’ is floundering in a sea of social and human crisis. Our technology has led us to seek data management as a…

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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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