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Effective, just and humane responses
to the causes and consequences of crime

About Us

Vision Statement

A socially just, harmonious and safe community.

Mission Statement

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

Core Values

The following are the core values of the John Howard Society of Alberta. These values guide the work that we do in the community and the way we work amongst ourselves and with others. They are the foundation upon which we form our positions on criminal justice issues, work together as staff and board members, and serve our communities.

  • Accountability
  • Community Responsibility
  • Compassion
  • Dignity
  • Equity
  • Freedom
  • Human Potential
  • Individuality
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Safety

Photo Credits

Some of the photos in the banners at the top of our pages are used under a Creative Commons licence, which requires attribution. Here is a list of those photos, along with links to where more information can be obtained about them.

Symposium 2019: (c) Can Stock Photo / kasto
Photo by Download a pic Donate a buck! ^ from Pexels
Photo by Donald Tong from Pexels
Photo by from Pexels
Photo by Alfredson Jr from Pexels
Photo by nappy from Pexels
Photo by Mohammad Danish from Pexels

Edmonton skyline:
Calgary skyline:
Lethbridge viaduct:
Medicine Hat river view:
Red Deer aerial:
Banff (mountains):
Alberta Legislature: by marceloilers –

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Our office

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