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 Doorway is welcoming new participants.
Please visit us to begin planning your way off the street.

The Planning Process


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Help to make change possible

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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Greetings from our Interim Executive Director
Greetings from our Interim Executive Director

I am delighted to take on the role of Interim Executive Director at The Doorway. For me it feels familiar, as I worked with Marilyn, the staff and Board a few years ago as a consultant. During that project,…

Building on a Legacy
Building on a Legacy

This is an important time in The Doorway’s history as the Board of Directors is seeking a new leader to build on the wonderful legacy of Marilyn Dyck and to ensure The Doorway’s ongoing contribution to our community. This…

Healing Journey
Healing Journey

Taking all the bad toxicity in my life, One day at a time.  Will make it right. Learn to let go of what was, and accept what is. Need to focus on myself and face my fears of being alone. Putting my past behind me, moving on, but…

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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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