News & Stories

Celebrating the Calgary Drop-In Centre’s 60th Anniversary
July 20, 2021

For six decades the DI has strived to help Calgary’s vulnerable, but what that help looks like has evolved over the years. What originally started as a place for lunch, […]

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COVID-19 Response – As of July 19
July 19, 2021

As of July 19 at 9:00 am., there are no active cases at the Calgary Drop-In Centre. Important to note is that a total of 260 clients and 53 staff […]

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Community Gardens at the DI
June 22, 2021

By: Erin N., Senior Coordinator, Affordable Housing Although a lot of the excitement of the garden is getting your fingers dirty and bringing community together, or simply getting people outdoors, […]

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National Indigenous Peoples Day
June 21, 2021

This June 21, 2021 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of National Indigenous Peoples Day, a day for all Canadians to celebrate and learn about the heritage and culture of First Nations, […]

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Electronic Recycling Association and the DI – Reducing eWaste by Working Together
June 4, 2021

Many individuals and companies have a closet full of unused, unwanted electronics. These electronics can have a second life, and it is because of partnerships like those between the Calgary […]

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Kamloops Residential School Discovery
June 2, 2021

Our Statement of Support The news of a mass unmarked grave of children is a disgraceful piece of Canada’s legacy, and as a nation, we must acknowledge the immeasurable trauma that […]

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Celebrating the United Way’s 2021 Bhayana and Agency Awards
May 6, 2021

The Calgary Drop-In Centre (the DI) is thrilled to have received the Engaging Communities Award alongside The Mustard Seed, Alpha House, and Salvation Army as part of the United Way’s […]

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Recent Volcano Relief Drives Spur Community Support
May 6, 2021

Calgarians got together recently to support those affected by the recent eruptions in St. Vincent and The Grenadines. The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Association of Calgary’s Volcano Relief Drives […]

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COVID-19 vaccination clinics in our shelters
April 23, 2021

Working alongside other homeless serving agencies in Calgary, the Calgary Drop-In Centre (the DI) has continued to advocate for the prioritization of those we serve in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. […]

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#VolunteersBringChange
April 23, 2021

Without volunteers, we would not have been able to do the great work we are so proud to have done over the last 60 years! The DI is proud to […]

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