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The John Howard Society is a dynamic, innovative social service organization that strives to create safe, healthy, and inclusive communities for all. We do this through a continuum of programs that provide assistance with housing, life-skills, education, employment, and community-based services, with the goal of helping individuals achieve greater independence and value their positive contributions to society.

Through our long history of service delivery, we have developed an expertise in supporting people with complex needs facing multiple barriers including those who may be involved in the criminal justice system, experiencing homelessness, employment barriers, problematic substance use, mental health challenges, developmental disabilities, or spectrum disorders.

We bridge gaps through our continuum of programs and services, which are grounded in a person-centred approach. We design and adapt programming to meet people where they are at, and support them in achieving their self determined needs and interests.

Our Vision

A safe, healthy, and inclusive community for all.

Our Mission

We strengthen communities by supporting people experiencing barriers so they can achieve greater independence.

Our Values


We create an environment where everyone can feel welcome and respected


We are responsive, take responsibility for our actions, and honour our commitments


We adapt our approach to the individual and use empathy and compassion in all of our interactions


We engage and work closely with others - both within and outside our organization


We are passionate, do not shy away from tough challenges, and respond to setbacks with a renewed drive to succeed

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CARF Accreditation

Our CARF accreditation demonstrates our dedication and commitment to continuously improving the quality of our services for the people that we serve.


We receive funding and grants from community members, government, and private sector partners in addition to other sources. For more details on our region’s funding, please refer to our financial statement or contact us.

We are proud to be a part of a network of John Howard Societies working to build safe, healthy, and inclusive communities. Contact us to learn more about JHS programs and services in your community.