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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 Update: Shelter Capacity

COVID-19 Update: Shelter Capacity

“Wherever we end up with this overflow shelter site, I am hopeful that the surrounding community will recognize that all people deserve a safe and warm shelter through the winter. At this time, during the pandemic, we all should keep an open mind and a warm heart as our community’s homeless population faces impossible decisions, life-and-death realities, more than ever before.”

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

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

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 be mass deaths among the vulnerable population and frontline staff? Would we have enough space for everyone needing shelter? Would we be able to keep stock of enough toilet paper and PPE? When we experienced our first positive cases in shelter, would an organization with more...

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