The John Howard Society is a national Canadian organization that advocates for fair and responsible treatment of incarcerated individuals, and provides a range of services to current inmates and released inmates to assist them in reintegrating into society and their families as productive and law-abiding citizens. Provincial chapters of the John Howard Society exist throughout Canada.
To see the direction that the Quebec chapter is currently taking please look at the Annual Reports and Mission statement sections of this website.
We, the members of the John Howard Society of Quebec, are currently engaged in re-establishing the Society in Quebec. We need your assistance to make this happen. If you can help please contact the President or the Co-ordinator to discuss the ways in which you can get involved.
Statement of Principle
The members of the John Howard Society of Quebec believe that providing crime prevention programs and services, particularly to youth; as well as reintegration support and counselling to adult ex-offenders, those coming out of both federal and provincial institutions, is an essential component in building safe communities, and productive individuals within those communities.
In furtherance of its Mission, the Society:
- Develops and delivers preventative educational and support services to at-risk youth in our schools and communities;
- Develops and delivers programs which assist adult ex-offenders in their positive socio-economic reintegration into society, and specifically into their communities and families;
- Works cooperatively with existing community agencies to develop and deliver such programs;
- Reviews, evaluates and advocates for changes in the criminal justice process;
- Engages in public education on matters relating to crime and its effect on our communities.