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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Addiction, Mental Health  and Poverty are all Connected
Addiction, Mental Health and Poverty are all Connected

In my opinion addiction, mental health and poverty are all connected. A person may only start off struggling in one of these areas but without help and guidance the risk of falling further into all these areas goes up.…

Meeting with my Counsellor
Meeting with my Counsellor

In the last few months, I’ve been meeting a mental health counsellor more or less once a week. Since moving into this place back in December, my thoughts have once again caught up with me as they did before I left…

Celebrating Steps off the Street’s BIGGEST YEAR yet!
Celebrating Steps off the Street’s BIGGEST YEAR yet!

We are beyond grateful to celebrate the BIGGEST YEAR yet for Steps off the Street! This year our virtual event saw participation from coast to coast, wherever you were in Canada, you made this year a huge success. With your support…

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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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