John Howard Society of Toronto

Youth Programs

H.I.P.P. ( Helping Individuals Plan Positively)

This program is available to individuals between the age of 14 to 24 who are either involved in the justice system or at risk of. Staff deliver this program in a variety of settings which include: the Metro East Detention Centre; Toronto South Detention Centre and various Secondary Schools. These individuals are provided counselling in the area of Anger Management, Pre-release counselling specific to employment, education and/or training.

Please Contact
Laverda Thomas – Team Leader Institutional Services


This program is designed to assist students and youth to achieve academic success while building upon essential living and life skills.
Our staff in the STEP program create a safe and youth focused environment where individuals have the opportunity set goals through educational and training supports. For those youth seeking employment our staff work to provide resources and connections with well-matched employers. Individual counselling support is key to the success of this program. In additional a variety of workshops are delivered in school settings.

Please Contact
Lois Powers – Assistant Executive Director
t: 416-925-4386 ext. 272