Nearly ten percent of the people we serve at the Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre are between the ages of 16 and 25. Unlike their older counterparts, most of these young men and women are perfectly suited to not only enter the workforce, but ultimately thrive in a field of their choosing. But they need something most of them were unfortunately never given — compassion, support, and an opportunity to succeed.

WoodWorks is a pre-apprenticeship program targeted to homeless youth and those at risk of becoming homeless. Through their time with us, we aim to provide students with the work and life skills necessary to find a career in the cabinetmaking trade. By offering a second chance and the hope of a prosperous future, our goal is to help them understand that the life they lived before coming to us does not have to be the one they are obliged to live forever.

Calgary Drop-In Centre’s WoodWorks and Upholstery Shop
Address: 5513 3 St SE, Calgary, AB T2H 1K1
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. & Friday, 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Phone: (403) 262-2614
Email: woodshop@thedi.ca


Apply to Woodworks Program

If you have completed the 3 Week EST Program and are interested in a career in cabinetmaking, please contact Employment Training and Support at estintake@thedi.ca for more information.

Examples of Woodworks projects can be seen with these organizations

Royal Tyrrell Museum
The Calgary Colts
Blue Devil Golf Course

Commercial & Corporate Services

Whether contemporary or traditional, our beautiful cabinets and wood furnishings will add personality and style to your space. We value the time, money and expectations of our commercial clients, which is evident in the quality work we deliver on time and within budget.

Examples of our work can also be seen across Calgary and Alberta through projects with these organizations:

  • Blue Devil Golf Course
  • Royal Tyrrell Museum
  • The Calgary Colts
  • The Calgary food bank and Sobeys food hamper program
  • Big Brothers & Big Sisters Club of  Calgary

Corporate Gifts

We carry a line of unique and economical corporate gifts that are available upon request. From cutting boards to wine boxes we can produce a variety of speciality items ensuring that your product is one of a kind for your special event.

We can also arrange laser engraving of your corporate logo on all our merchandise to make your gift truly standout from the rest.

Your corporate gift will not only leave a lasting impression on your clients but will also provide an at risk youth with the gift of a second chance.

Residential Services

Over the years, we have had extensive experience working with custom kitchen companies and local designers to design and build beautiful kitchen cabinets, countertops, and furnishings for our clients. We can bring your ideas to life through our custom design work which compliments each client’s specific space, budget and vision.

We also specialize in giving new life to your old and damaged furniture through custom restoration. Our finishing shop journeymen are experts at lovingly restoring old family treasures to their former glory.