News & Stories

Thank you to all those who volunteer their time, talent, and treasure!
April 19, 2021

It’s National Volunteer Week, and we are at a loss for words in conveying just how grateful we are to have the volunteers we do! We cannot thank our volunteers […]

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Calgary Drop-In Centre seeking new board members
April 14, 2021

The Calgary Drop-In Centre is currently seeking out candidates to join our board of directors for a three-year term. This volunteer position comes with a time commitment of 3-10 hours […]

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The Free Goods Program offers essential services to low-income Calgarians
April 8, 2021

We, at the Calgary Drop-In Centre (the DI), are more than an emergency shelter. We provide essential care as well as health services, employment training, and housing supports to people […]

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Even after three outbreaks and more than 300 cases, COVID-19 still not our greatest threat
April 6, 2021

The pandemic has been a challenge for the Calgary Drop-In Centre, there is no doubt about that. In the early days of March 2020, we feared the worst. Would there […]

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We’re expanding our reach with support from the Calgary Homeless Foundation
April 1, 2021

In 2020, the Calgary Drop-In Centre (the DI) housed a record 428 people. With that many Calgarians living independently again, it takes a lot to furnish those homes. Thankfully, the […]

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Thank you to our friends.
March 26, 2021

COVID-19 has changed everything. Yet, one constant has been the DI being fueled by kindness. During this pandemic, incredible support has been shown to us on behalf of our donors […]

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COVID-19 Response – As of March 3
February 23, 2021

As of February 23 at 12 p.m., there are no active cases of COVID-19 known between the clients or the staff at the Calgary Drop-In Centre. We work in close […]

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More and more Canadian shelters are transforming to become housing-focused.
February 16, 2021

On February 12, The Canadian Shelter Transformation Network (CSTN) hosted a Transformed Shelters Webinar that brought together members from shelters in Canada, discussing how they have transformed themselves to become […]

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Thank you to our friends.
February 5, 2021

COVID-19 has changed everything. Yet, one constant has been the DI being fueled by kindness. During this pandemic, incredible support has been shown to us on behalf of our donors […]

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Calgary Drop-In Centre open for all during cold snap with expanded clothing room hours
February 5, 2021

It’s that time of year again – our rolling hills and city sidewalks are freezing over as the mercury drops well below zero. During the winter, pandemic or not, the […]

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