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Primary Logos

Please use these logos when mentioning the DI. To save the images on this page, click on the logo you’d like to use. When the photo pops up, right-click to “Save Image As”.

If you require a different file type, please send your request to

Additional Marketing Graphics

Please do not use these images in lieu of our primary logo.

Photo Gallery

If used, please credit all photos to “Calgary Drop-In Centre”.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Calgary Drop-In Centre? 

The Calgary Drop-In Centre (the DI) is more than an emergency shelter. The DI provides essential care as well as health services, employment training, and housing supports to people who need help. Its programs and services connect people to permanent housing that meets their individual needs. Learn about our most recent outcomes in the 2019-20 Report to Community here.

I’m looking for an interview. What’s the best channel to go through? 

There are two options – you can call the DI’s media line at 403-852-0470 or send an email to Please indicate your name, media outlet, a general description of what you are after, and the timeline that you are working on.

Can I film an interview at the main shelter?

The DI has updated their media practices over the past few years and no longer allows photography or videography on the premises, except in extremely special circumstances. It’s our responsibility to provide our clients with the privacy they deserve. We encourage interested parties looking for visuals from the DI to reach out and work with our communications team.

Why are there no pictures of people experiencing homelessness on your website?

While we know that accounts and photos of people experiencing homelessness are very impactful empathy tools, our priority is to care for the folks staying with us and help maintain confidentiality. Because we work with people who are in their most vulnerable state, we cannot be sure we’re achieving informed consent.

Sometimes, we are inspired by several stories we learn and create impact stories like this one, Chuck’s Story.

COVID-19 Response – As of July 19

COVID-19 Response – As of July 19

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 have recovered since November 2020. There have been a total of 260 cases in our client population and 53 cases among staff...

Watch: Chuck’s Story

Watch: Chuck’s Story

“Chuck’s” story is told by DI staff, demonstrating how deeply we care and feel for those we serve. We see one of our key jobs to be encouraging and instilling hope in people who may have lost hope for themselves.

Calgary Drop-In Centre seeking new board members

Calgary Drop-In Centre seeking new board members

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 monthly. As a volunteer Board Director, you will be responsible for actively participating in effective governance of the DI Board, working with management to develop long-term strategic plans and providing governance oversight of the management of the business...

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