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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Area of Life: Identification
Area of Life: Identification

A lifetime on the street is no young persons dream. They want better for themselves; they want to feel proud of themselves and their accomplishments. Using The Doorway Approach young people begin breaking down these hopes and goals, into…

Thanking our Sponsors for Steps off the Street
Thanking our Sponsors for Steps off the Street

Trolley 5, Higher Ground, Original Joes, Hyden Block, AH Designs and Brag Wear, you ensured Steps off the Street 2018 was a huge success. Thank you for your support!

Steps off the Street 2018 Photo Slide Show
Steps off the Street 2018 Photo Slide Show

A community member made a slide show of our Steps off the Street photo album! Click to see all photos from Steps off the Street 2018. “It takes a village to raise a child” – African Proverb A village…

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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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