John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area

Community Programs

Record Suspension Program
Funded through a generous grant from the McLean Foundation.

For more information on our record suspension program and to confirm your eligibility, please call 289-527-3551 or

You can also find all the information / forms / instructions to complete and submit an application independently on the Parole Board of Canada website.

Family Support Program
(Funded by the United Way of Halton & Hamilton)
The Family Support Program is designed to provide support, information, early intervention and referral to other services for parents with youth ages 12 to 17 who are experiencing parenting challenges or parent/child conflicts. Service is strength based, family centered and offered in individual or group formats. The goal is to assist families to find positive solutions to conflicts and concerns by identifying and using family strengths, creating greater understanding between parents and youth and providing a skills building process for parents of youth.
Although the topics of the group sessions are participant directed some of the sessions available include: providing effective boundaries, communication strategies, problem solving, negotiation and conflict resolution. The program is delivered on site and off site throughout Hamilton, Burlington and Area and is open to community referrals.