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.


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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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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…

and in the matter of becoming a savior for young people…
and in the matter of becoming a savior for young people…

there is a line of distance between us that must be kept. it is the distance of respect for the capability of another person danger factors of relationships that are too close include … power, . creating and nurturing…

August 31 2018: Overdose Awareness Day
August 31 2018: Overdose Awareness Day

When asked ‘what do you want to make Calgarians aware of?’ for International Overdose Awareness Day 2017, our young people shared this video and this poem and we began to understand: many suffering from opioid addiction are also suffering…

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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

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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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