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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 communications@thedi.ca.

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 communications@thedi.ca. 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 March 4

COVID-19 Response – As of March 4

As of March 4th at 3:00 pm, the Calgary Drop-In Centre's outbreak consists of 26 active cases at our main building, one active case at a satellite shelter, and six active cases among staff.  We work in close partnership with The Alex who is operating the Assisted Self...

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 open for all during cold snap with expanded clothing room hours

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

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 Calgary Drop-In Centre (the DI) always has an eye on the forecast and works creatively to ensure we have enough space for anyone who needs it. While COVID-19 presents an additional challenge because of our reduced capacity and extra safety measures, we have not reached our maximum...

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