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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Depression is Hard to Mask
Depression is Hard to Mask

Depression is sometimes hard to mask, it can take over in so many ways. It affects us differently, it’s hard to wake up and get motivated. Thinking of all the negative things in life, trapped in darkness feeling lost…

I wrote this thinking..
I wrote this thinking..

You see, when I wrote this, I was thinking of my boyfriend who recently committed suicide. His brother found him. He died on arrival at the hospital. He had a hell of a rough time for the past 3…

Hip Hop & Opioid Use
Hip Hop & Opioid Use

Previously we have seen opioid use enter the mainstream music scene, specifically with the death of Kurt Cobain. More recently with the deaths of Lil Peep, Prince, Mac Millar & Juice Wrld. The ladder died of Acetaminophen/Oxycodone, and the…

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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 #4540

Monday and Wednesday: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

We are also offering a distance process to current participants. Please visit for more information. 

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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