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.
A safe, healthy, and inclusive community for all.
We strengthen communities by supporting people experiencing barriers so they can achieve greater independence.
Board of Directors
Tim spent 37 years working in provincial corrections, from Probation Officer to Director of Corrections and Family Services. Recognizing the critical role nonprofits play in advocating for members of our community with complex needs and those impacted by the criminal justice system, Tim joined our Board in 2008 and has been instrumental to our organization ever since.
Pat first came in contact with the JHS when his construction company was hired to do several JHS building renovations. Having learned more about us throughout the process, Pat joined our Board in 2010. In 2018, Pat also joined the JHSBC Board of Directors. As a construction business owner and a background supporting people with addictions, Pat brings considerable experience and expertise to the JHS team.
Jayce Allen joined our Board of Directors in 2006. Jayce brings a wealth of experience in the legal and criminal justice system to our Board. Jayce has held a number of executive positions on the Board of Directors, and is currently our Second Vice Chair.
Dan joined our Board in January, 2013. As a Chartered Accountant, Dan brings 40 years of experience in financial management, strategic planning, and accounting to his role on the Board. Having spent 11 years as a practicing residential realtor, Dan also provides hands-on insight on housing market challenges unique to the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley region.
Pamela is a dedicated criminal defence lawyer and has been a John Howard Board member at the regional, provincial, and national level for over 20 years. Pamela has been a member of our Board since 1996, and is the Past President of the JHSBC Board. In addition, Pamela is the BC representative to the JHS Canada Board, where she holds the office of Vice President.
Carrie initially started with the JHS as a Program Coordinator in Alberta in the 90s and has been on our Board since May 2015. As a Director with BC Corrections, Carrie brings expertise in navigating through the complexities of working within a large system based in human services to the JHS.
Galib Bhayani joined our Board in May 2019, and has recently become the North Vancouver RCMP Chief of Police. Galib brings over 26 years of experience as a senior Canadian police leader and is a faculty member of the University of Kwantlen Polytechnic, where he teaches Criminology and Policing.
Emily joined our Board in September, 2019 and is a professional accountant with 12 years of experience working with municipal, provincial and federal governments, managing taxation programs in operating and capital expenses, and has expertise in strategic planning and reporting.
Liam joined our Board in October 2019, and brings a wealth of nonprofit and Board experience, with specializations in fundraising, community outreach, management and development. Liam has been involved in the development and growth of communities - both locally and abroad - since he was 12 years old.
Get to Know Us
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.