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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If I can Help
If I can Help

In the ‘polite society’ for which Canada is known world wide, it is very challenging to ask the hard social questions about What is working? What is not working?  In our efforts to be courteous and to ‘play nicely…

BackTalk 1993 – “What are some of the major issues facing young people today?”
BackTalk 1993 – “What are some of the major issues facing young people today?”

As we assign searchable FOCUS categories to our compiled 30 years of archived writing, we are celebrating the gold of re-reading and learning from perspectives, wisdom and statements offered by young people over 3 decades navigating their personal change…

Engaging Youth, Engaging Community Part 2

We captured some comments and perspectives of community members and valued sector friends from our events last week. There was obvious and contagious energy and belief throughout our events that community can and should be playing a bigger role…

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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

Charitable Registration Number 13140 1226 RR0001

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