John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area


Sippin at the Dock of the Bay 2022

We are very excited to be returning to an in person fundraising event on Friday June 3, 2022!!

Sippin at the Dock of the Bay is back, better than ever, it’s going to be the best kitchen party on the bay and we hope you will join us!

Live entertainment by Fiddlestix, catering by Johnny Blonde, silent auction, diamond ring raffle, raffle for cooler of alcohol…and of course great company!

Stay tuned to this space – our silent auction will open on May 30!

Below is a direct link to purchase tickets for the event – tickets are $50 each.

This year we are also offering an enhanced ticket option for $100 which includes a tax receipt for $50.

Click the link below to purchase your tickets.



Please note due to COVID-19, our offices are currently only open by appointment. We are unable to accommodate drop in appointments until further notice.

All staff, volunteers, students, clients and other visitors who attend in person must complete and provide confirmation of screening in advance using the online Provincial Screening tools below.

Clients / Visitors please click HERE for the provincial screening tool. If you are unable to complete online screening in advance of attending the office, please connect with your JHS worker to complete screening by phone BEFORE you come to the office.

Staff, volunteers and students please click HERE for the provincial screening tool.

Attending court? Please click HERE for the provincial screening tool.

Appropriate PPE must be worn / utilized at ALL times while attending a JHS workspace in person.

If you require assistance or have questions, please speak directly with your JHS worker or call (905) 522 4446 ext 221 and leave a message.

Thank you for your support to keep our clients, staff, volunteers, students and visitors safe and healthy.

The John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area is a Not-for-Profit organization and a registered Charity in good standing with the Government of Canada. Our agency was established in Hamilton in 1949 by a group of caring citizens and community leaders who formed our first Board of Directors. Today the John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area is one of 19 affiliates in Ontario and over 50 across Canada.

Our agency works with at risk individuals and is committed to providing a continuum of evidence based and impact driven prevention and intervention services supporting individuals and families to develop the skills and assets necessary to make positive and long lasting life changes, enabling them to become fully contributing members of the community.

The John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area, through the efforts of our professional staff, volunteers and community partners “Make a Difference” in the lives of our clients and support a healthier and safer community.

Our agency works effectively with diverse and at risk groups that includes children and youth, young adults, adults, seniors and families. We work with both males and females that reflect a broad cross section of social, ethnic, linguistic and cultural backgrounds in our broader community.

The John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area has built positive relationships with a broad range of financial supporters of the agency which includes Federal, Provincial and Municipal levels of government, the United Way of Burlington and Greater Hamilton, different granting organizations and foundations including the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Hamilton Community Foundation.

We also have developed strong business relationships with many for profit organizations who are not only providing financial support but are working directly with our agency around business planning and the collective impact of our services.

Many of our services and programs are not fully supported by our funders and in some cases we receive no funding for these important services. Our agency continues to depend on, and our clients benefit greatly from, annual support, donations, legacy support and business donations.

Please tour our website for more detailed information on our work in your community. If you still have questions, or if you can’t find what you are looking for, please feel free to contact us.