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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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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The power of community
The power of community

“There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.” Sunday is often a great day to contemplate, step back, rest, walk, ponder, stop to wonder about things that don’t enter our busy minds…

Peace Bridge in our city
Peace Bridge in our city

For all of us who love the gift of the Peace Bridge in our city … I guess “Make Peace not War” is now a very old quote. It made the headlines in the 60’s and 70’s when it…

Homelessness is only one aspect of the street
Homelessness is only one aspect of the street

If you are paying attention to or doing a personal exploration of current writing and literature about young people on the street, let us encourage you to consider the source and how recent the perspective is.  There seems to…

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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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