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Who Are We?

The John Howard Society of Alberta is a non-profit agency concerned with the problem of crime and its prevention. The organization takes its name and spirit from the 18th century humanitarian John Howard, whose name has become a symbol of humane consideration for prisoners. It was incorporated in 1949, and today the organization consists of seven separately incorporated districts along with the Provincial Office.

We believe that crime control is as much the responsibility of the community as it is of government. Through involvement with the John Howard Society, as members or volunteers, people in the community play an active role in the criminal justice process by providing programs for offenders and their families, ex-offenders, young persons and the public.

Our Vision

A socially just, harmonious and safe community.

Our Mission

Advancing the work of the John Howard Societies across Alberta through promotion, research and public education on issues of public safety and crime prevention.

Latest News

JohnHowardSocietyAB13 hours ago
Need Food? We are here to help. https://t.co/JbzadbR9O3
John Howard Society of Alberta
John Howard Society of Alberta13 hours ago

Calgary Food Bank writes:
"Curious about the process of requesting a food hamper? Here are 5 handy things to know.
1. You need to call ahead and book...

JohnHowardSocietyAB2 days ago
Interesting event coming up, presented by @ECLCLaw: A Conversation about Access to Justice and Systemic Racism Tickets, Tue, 27 Oct 2020 at 12:00 PM https://t.co/A0LVJvsSaa
John Howard Society of Alberta
John Howard Society of Alberta2 days ago

Interesting event coming up, presented by Edmonton Community Legal Centre.

JohnHowardSocietyAB5 days ago
This project points up again the benefits of ending homelessness, including reductions in reincarceration and crime. https://t.co/jYRSfzo4VT https://t.co/7XO3S40pZx

Looking for pardons info?

Pardons are now called Record Suspensions.
Click here to apply for a Record Suspension.

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John Howard Society of Alberta
6909 - 116 St.
Edmonton, Alberta
T6H 4P2