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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we are human together
we are human together

Reading an excerpt of a LinkedIn post by Brene Brown in a hotel restaurant one morning this month,  I pulled out my newest personal notebook to record her words.   A couple of phrases were compelling and I needed to…

Village Spectrum, 2007
Village Spectrum, 2007

In the past few weeks I have had reason to think back to our history and to reflect on the children who experience our world every day. Journalists and reporters continue to inform us that all children are not…

our trusted and generous friend
our trusted and generous friend

Today we learned a trusted and generous friend has passed from our world. His pragmatic and generous spirit impacted the young people at The Doorway in personal and useful ways. He understood that young people need the space and…

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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

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