About the Calgary Dream Centre


The Calgary Dream Centre may look unassuming from the outside, but through those double doors incredible transformations are taking place every day…

We are a faith-based recovery organization working to change the lives of those most vulnerable in our city. Our holistic process of transformation helps individuals to escape the cycle of homelessness and addiction. We are committed to meeting individuals where they are and providing them with the tools necessary to move forward into strong, healthy lives. We believe in a multi-phased process of recovery, with each phase solidifying the tools and strategies learned in the last. The three phases of our process include: addiction recovery, transitional housing, and long term affordable housing. Our ultimate goal is for them to reconnect to their families and become productive, contributing members of society.

Watch Chris’ story of transformation

Our Values


At the Calgary Dream Centre we are committed to the core values of mercy, compassion, respect, integrity, and innovation. We practice these values every day as we engage with people on the streets and in our programs, supporting them as they take steps towards recovery and a new, purposeful life.

Mercy

Many of our participants have experienced unimaginable abuse, prejudice and neglect as a result of their situation. We believe every human being deserves kindness and love, regardless of the circumstances.

Compassion

Everything we do is motivated by our desire to alleviate the suffering of those most vulnerable in our city. Our hope is that every one of our participants feels safe, supported, and understood.

Respect

We believe everyone deserves respect regardless of their circumstances. We believe that every person has something to offer and we strive to help them realize their full potential.

Integrity

We are committed to integrity and honesty in everything we do, from our interactions with people to the way we run our programs. Through the way we conduct ourselves we teach our participants how to live with integrity as well.

Accountability

We are committed to establishing a system of care that supports our participants in their recovery while preparing them to re-integrate into society. To do this we hold ourselves accountable to using best practices for our programs and hold our participants accountable to working towards becoming contributing members of society.

Innovation

We work tirelessly to find new ways to help people, tailoring our programs and services to fit the diversity of our clients. Where there are gaps in the system we innovate to try to help those who need it the most.

Meet Jim


CEO/Executive Director Jim Moore is a founding member of the Calgary Dream Centre. Jim’s passion and drive to see lives changed has guided the organization to where it is today. Jim entered the non-profit world after many years of leadership in business, real-estate, church ministry, and banking. During that time Jim served as the President of the Calgary Real Estate Board and was the past President of Canada Trust/ Real-Estate in Toronto.