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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The Doorway…in history
The Doorway…in history      Published Friday, February 6, 2009 6:28PM MST  “ One of the city’s most successful programs aimed at getting young people off the streets is in trouble. Smoke damage gutted The Doorway after a restaurant fire in the…

Decembers Greatest Gift
Decembers Greatest Gift

Whatever our traditions and belief systems this time of year, the shared thread that holds us all together is about love and good will. The love and care can be lived out in giving gifts and attention to others.…

Then what happened?
Then what happened?

22% accessed a substance abuse health service… within 30 days… Then what happened? Did they fall thru the cracks of our health care system? Were there not enough services? Were they not fast enough? Were the services not right?…

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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

email [email protected]

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

Charitable Registration Number 13140 1226 RR0001

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