Careers at the DI
What We Do
At the Calgary Drop In Centre, the needs of people who are homeless or at risk are met in a respectful, comprehensive and safe way.
To prevent homelessness where possible, offer care and shelter when needed, and provide opportunities for people to rehabilitate and rebuild their lives.
To effectively meet Calgary's changing needs for homeless shelter and care; To be a valued presence in the community; To be the employer of choice; To strengthen our impact through strong ties with civic and provicial governments, funders and community organizations.
To compassionately be 'the voice' for the marginalized, disenfranchised and homeless population of our city. Regardless of the circumstances leading to their current situation, to be of service, without judgment, and to fairly and appropriately provide programs and support that assists each individual in their efforts to move forward with their lives.
Everyone associated with the organization will use their best judgment in all matters affecting The DI. They will base their relationships on honesty and integrity and will not misuse their position for personal gain.
Funding for operations and capital requirements for the DI programs and services is received from the following:
Alberta Ministry of Human Services
Alberta Health Services
Alberta Employment, Immigration and Industry
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
Calgary Homeless Foundation
City of Calgary – Family and Community Support Services
United Way of Calgary and Area
Public and private corporations
Churches, community based service clubs, and individual donors
51 years of excellence in serving our communities The DI has been a familiar face in the homeless sector since 1961. The DI was originally operated through a joint initiative of the Roman Catholic Diocese and the Calgary Interfaith Community Action Committee in 1961.
The DI Today
Today, The DI has the capacity to shelter 1,250 individuals a night. Due to the diverse needs of our population, we offer four levels of accommodation.
Why You Should Work For Us
We invite you to ask the people who work here - the work is fullfilling, the people make the difference, and the benefits are unmatched.
If you want to make a difference, be respected, appreciated, and rewarded with a great salary and even better benefits, this might be your calling.
But the greatest benefit of all is your opportunity to provide a ray of hope, companionship, and influence on someone who has nowhere to live and little to look farward to. Each of us makes a measurable difference, and The DI is a family of good people who are here for the right reasons.