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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Suicide Prevention: I can’t keep living under the covers of my bed
Suicide Prevention: I can’t keep living under the covers of my bed

Each year for Suicide Prevention Month we try to share a little bit of what we learn and witness from young people. Our hearts are with the individuals who struggle through each day and the parents, sisters, brothers, friends…

The Doorway welcomes Jennifer Stacey as new Executive Director
The Doorway welcomes Jennifer Stacey as new Executive Director

The Doorway exists to provide an opportunity for young people who want to get off the street and to provide invested community members like yourself with an opportunity to support young people getting off the street. Together we offer…

Our Space – COVID-19 Re-Open
Our Space – COVID-19 Re-Open

On June 22, we re-opened our doors a couple afternoons a week! We already knew the space we provide young people contributes a lot to the thinking, calming and connecting they get out of The Doorway. Offering our process…

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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 space is temporarily closed until further notice but are offering a distance process to current participants.
Please visit for more information. 

Monday – Thursday: 12:00 pm 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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