John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area




every dollar donated to John Howard during the month of June earns us the chance to win the $20,000 grand prize from CanadaHelps and your donation will help us promote and foster a safe and healthy community!



JHS Hamilton COVID-19 update:

Please note that based on the current COVID-19 status and our concern for the health and well being of our clients, staff and community partners, JHS programs and services will be offered on a remote basis at this time.
Please get in touch with your JHS worker if you require additional information or call (905) 522 4446 ext 221 and leave a message.
Thank you for your patience & cooperation.
Stay safe & stay healthy!

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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.