Welcome new East Village residents

I want to be one of the first people to welcome East Village’s new residents. As one of your neighbours, I first came to work at Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre 20 years ago as a social worker. I have raised two sons, enjoy painting and gardening. I look forward to...

Original Joe’s

The Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre is proud to be Mealshare’s charitable partner in Calgary. In November 2014, Original Joe’s joined Mealshare as a partner restaurant. In a video, they announce that they have since donated 21,684 meals to people in...

Thank you Elda Daniels Group

The Elda Daniels Group – part of the congregation at the Scarboro United Church – have  been dedicated volunteers with the Calgary Drop-In Centre for years.  Their hard work and kind spirit has helped our Sandwich Making program reach the great heights it...

Youth Central

It’s official! In partnership with Cenovus, Youth Central broke a Guinness World Records for the most sandwiches made in one hour.  Over 20,000 sandwiches! And the best part is the sandwiches are feeding the clients of The DI & Alpha House Society Thanks...

Tom Jackson

Metis actor and proud Calgary Drop-In supporter Tom Jackson was recently awarded a lifetime achievement award from the Governor General for his efforts to help people living in poverty and homelessness. According to Jackson, “In the mid sixties and early seventies,...

The “High-Five Guy”

Marckus Wesley has become a local legend for high-fiving Calgary Transit riders, telling jokes and urging them to meet their next-seat neighbours. He even got a shout out on Good Morning America. Who is this mystery man? He is a former DI client who is now paying it...