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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 January 18

COVID-19 Response – As of January 18

As of January 18 at 3 pm, the Calgary Drop-In Centre's outbreak consists of 2 active cases among clients at the main shelter, 3 active cases among clients at our satellite shelter, and 2 active cases among staff.  We work in close partnership with The Alex who is...

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.

Transitional Housing Program Housed 126 Community Members During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Transitional Housing Program Housed 126 Community Members During the COVID-19 Pandemic

From June 1, 2020, to November 30, 2020, the Calgary Drop-In Centre (the DI) partnered with the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) on an innovative 6-month Transitional Housing Program. While most transitional housing programs are set within a 2-year window, having a goal of individuals obtaining housing and are usually focused on self-contained suites (with their own kitchen and bathroom), our program was a bit different. As this program was...

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