John Howard Society of York Region

Registered Name: John Howard Society of York Region

Business Number: 820357069RR0001

Most people know the John Howard Society for our work helping people who have been released from jail. While we are proud of this work, we also want people to know we do so much more to promote community safety. We work in neighbourhoods across York Region offering programs that are proven to reduce crime rates. Our programs help people develop life, relationship and coping skills, and are offered to people of all ages regardless of whether or not they have been involved in the justice system. 

What People Are Saying

"You don’t know how happy I am. This is a huge step for me and I can’t wait for this whole situation to be put behind me. I will update you as soon as the Parole Board sends me a letter. Thank you so much. You’ve given me some hope for the future."

— Record Suspension Client

"I really like the people there, because they contributed to what we were talking about and that made me learn, hearing things from them, I’d think about my own life and I’d kind of relate to what they were saying."

— HYPE Participant

"I got a chance to talk about family issues that I have, and I never really get a chance to (do that) because not a lot of people can relate and I didn’t even need anybody to relate to me here, I just like the fact that I could share it, without getting judged or questioned."

— HYPE Participant

"I am glad that he has had the benefit of learning some of the helpful tools a person can use to regulate their emotions. Being updated on his progress in the program felt empowering to me, in a situation which often felt the opposite."

— Partner Contact Client

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