John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area


Siyabulela (Madiba) Mandela
Beverly Jacobs, Benson Honig, Sandi Bell, Shane Pennells, Makasa Looking Horse.
Rabbi Hillel Lavery-Yisraeli

We are honoured to present, as our guest speaker, Siyabulela (Madiba) Mandela, and are thrilled to announce that he will be joined by a diverse group of distinguished panellists in a discussion about conflict resolution, and the absolute necessity of recognizing basic human rights and equality, where the goal is enduring peace. Madiba is a PhD candidate at Nelson Mandela University in South Africa, Diplomat in Training, Peace and Reconciliation Activist, and global guest lecturer, carrying on his great-grandfather’s legacy to promote world peace.

Our panellists each have unique backgrounds, education and lived experience from which to draw upon in offering their perspectives on the topic, and the evening is expected to be a unifying, collaborative endeavour, showing that there is always common ground to be found, if we listen and see one another.

This event is brought to you by The Varanda Network and No Hate in the Hammer, and proceeds will benefit the John Howard Society and the Hamilton Regional Indian Centre, who have given, and continue to give, so generously of their time, knowledge and resources, in providing training to the IPC Steering Committee, and assisting individuals who find themselves involved in the criminal justice system.

Tickets are available from the HRIC, JHS, HCLC, and Beth Jacob Synagogue, and also from various other energetic individuals who form part of this coalition.

We are grateful for the efforts of Kim Rogers, Ruth Greenspan, Angie Perez, Rabbi Hillel Lavery-Yisraeli, and other members of No Hate in the Hammer, who immediately jumped on board and helped make this happen.

Thank you!
Todah Rabah


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.




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