John Howard Society of Peterborough


The John Howard Society of Peterborough has been serving the community since 1957.   Our organization is committed to providing a wide range of programs to address crime and its causes.  Offering both adult and youth services, The John Howard Society of Peterborough strives to meet the ever changing needs in our community.  Through programming that addresses intervention, prevention and reintegration we support clients in making long lasting life changes and being effective contributing members of the community.

Browse our website to see the various programs that we have to offer. If you have any questions, please call 705-743-8331

Please note: The John Howard Society of Peterborough will not be taking on Placement Students until January of 2020. 

Upcoming Events

Delta Bingo 

Tap Tix Tablet Draw: During the month of March, our Tap Tix machines will be randomly distributing ballots. Find one and you can be entered into a draw to win a NEW Samsung Tablet! Draw will be held Sunday, March 31st at the 7:15 pm Evening Session.

St. Patrick’s Day: On Sunday, March 17th be sure to join us for a $1,000 Bonus Game on our 7:15pm Evening Session and 10:00pm Late Nite Session. Don’t forget to wear Green! Minimum purchase necessary.

Drag Bingo Comedy Show: Ms Madge Enthat and Miss Divalicious are back on Wednesday, March 13th at 7:00pm! This show contains adult themes, coarse language and lots of laughs. Tickets are only $20!

$10,000 up for grabs! Big money up for grabs every Friday &  Saturday at Delta Bingo & Gaming Peterborough! Join us at the 7:15pm session to play our free full card game for 10 chances at $1,000.

Did you know that the Delta Bingo on Clonsilla Ave is a Charity Bingo? This means that volunteers assist with the bingo (paper recycling and trash pick-up) and not for profit organizations such as ours, receive credits and are provided with income for those credits. Every time you play bingo, at Delta Bingo, you are also supporting a charity, a win/win for everyone. At the John Howard Society our Men Supporting Men, Community Mediation and Caring Dads Programs all benefit from our volunteers who help out with the bingo. This allows us to hire group facilitators, train mediators and support dinners for some of Peterborough’s most vulnerable people. Minimum commitment would be 3 hours every other month.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at charity bingo please contact the JHS main office.




Latest JHS Ontario News

Sudbury Shelter Closing – Could be a Big Mistake – CBC Morning North
March 15, 2019 - The new life centre closing in Sudbury means a loss of 22 beds for men needing emergency shelter. The John Howard Society says no city should be without an emergency shelter. He focuses on how inmates who are released from jail often don’t have anywhere to go, so they end up in the shelter until they get back on their feet. With the shelter closing, this can become a major social issue in Sudbury. John Rimore is the Executive Director of the John Howard Society Sudbury. He spoke with the CBC’s Markus Schwabe.…Read More
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