The John Howard Society of Ontario has grown to include 19 local offices and over 700 staff and 750 volunteers. In 1967, the John Howard Society of Ontario obtained its registered charitable status. Together with the other provincial and territorial offices, the John Howard Society of Ontario is a member of the John Howard Society of Canada.
JHSO is accredited under Imagine Canada’s Standards Program for excellence in fundraising, financial accountability and transparency, governance, management and volunteer involvement.
The John Howard Society of Ontario performs two complementary functions. The Centre of Research & Policy provides cutting-edge non-partisan research, evidence-based programming, policy development, and informative education material. In addition, we provide administrative support to all of our local offices across Ontario.
|Paula Osmok||Executive Director|
|Maureen Zuniga||Human Resources & Administrative Coordinator|
|Miranda Queh||Financial Coordinator|
|Erika Chang||Human Resources & Administrative Assistant|
|Reza Ahmadi||Director of Research & Evaluation|
|Jacqueline Tasca||Director of Partnerships & Strategic Initiatives|
|Safiyah Husein||Senior Policy Analyst|
|Jonathan Robart||Legal Program Developer|
|Winny Fung||Researcher & Program Evaluator|
|Meaghan Costa||Research Analyst|
|Alexa Hassan||Research Analyst|
|Michelle Keast||Director (on leave)|
JHSO Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of the John Howard Society of Ontario consists of 27 community member volunteers from across Ontario. Of this group 8 are “directors at large” and the remaining 19 are nominated by and from each local office of the Society. This system allows for representation from all the communities in which we are located and ensures that their unique needs are addressed. Our Board follows the Carver model of governance and meets four times per year with meetings of our various committees interspersed throughout the year.
|Trisha Simpson||Executive Committee Member-at-large|
|Rob Thibodeau||Executive Committee Member-at-large|
|Pauline Wainwright||Executive Committee Member-at-large|
|Sheila Arthurs||Michael Bryant|
|Gyan Chandra||Gerry Croteau|
|Christopher Fleury||Abb Gilbert|
|Jill Hillman||Mary Jane Kingston|
|Jean LeDrew-Metcalfe||Sandy Lychowyd|
|Hermon Mayers||Paul Mundra|
|Christina Ninham||John Rives|
|Michael V. Sabo||Dan Smith|