John Howard Society of Peterborough
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The John Howard Society of Peterborough has been fostering safety, wellness, & resilience in this community for over 65 years.



As of Fall 2023 Marion Little has moved on from her management role and returned to front-line services, to focus on her expertise and passion for sharing Nonviolent Communication (NVC) in the schools through the school based Restorative Justice and Conflict Mediation (RJCM) program. We are grateful for the many years of dedicated service Marion has provided, and her ongoing and valuable contributions to JHS Peterborough.

Community Mediation Peterborough (CMP)

We want to provide our community and supporters with the update that our Community Mediation program is officially on pause. However, we recognize that community mediation is an important service, with the power to interrupt and solve conflict as it unfolds and bolsters relational and conflict management capacity within the community. As such, please stay tuned for future possibilities for community-based mediation within Nogojiwanang/Peterborough, and the new shapes and spaces that it may take on.

We would also like to extend our deepest gratitude to Marion Little, the previous CMP Coordinator extraordinaire, and our wonderful and dedicated community volunteers. Marion passionately launched JHSP’s CMP program in 2016 and under her leadership, with the help of our volunteers and community, we provided much-needed conflict resolution support throughout our community. We couldn’t have done this work without you all – thank you!


Please Consider Donating

The years of instability, lockdowns and isolation has had a grave impact on the mental health and well-being of so many in our community and JHS is one of the first agencies that many reach out to.

Your donations to the John Howard Society of Peterborough allow us to offer more programming and supports that will improve community connections. Click Here to Donate


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