John Howard Society of York Region

Registered Name: John Howard Society of York Region

Business Number: 820357069RR0001

John Howard Society works to promote community safety and well-being in York Region.

In neighbourhoods and schools throughout the region, we offer programs that are proven to reduce crime and build protective factors in people's lives. Our programs help people develop life, relationship and coping skills, and are offered to residents of all ages, regardless of whether or not they have been involved in the justice system.

The work we do is important. We all benefit when people have the skills to engage with their community in a meaningful way

Our Vision

A safe and healthy York Region we can all call home

Our Mission

Effective, just and humane responses to crime and its causes

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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