John Howard Society of Peterborough

About Us

Through evidence-based programs, we foster resilience and safety in individuals, their relationships, and their communities. We help youth and adults develop the life skills necessary to make choices that are more respectful of themselves and those around them.  We support families with resources to better navigate the challenges of parenting. For those leaving incarceration, we provide reintegration supports that reduce their risk of re-offending.

Mission Statement

In partnership with the community to make Peterborough safer through prevention, education, reform, aftercare and treatment services for persons who are, or who have the potential to be involved in the Criminal Justice System.

Board of Directors

Robert Hotston                                     Paul Legacy

Chair                                                        Member-at-Large

Linda Twohey                                        Dan Smith

Treasurer                                                Member-at-Large & JHS Ontario rep.

Karen Bateman                                     Elise Noriega

Vice Chair                                               Member-at-Large

Our Staff


Dana Hetherton, CEO

Sam Fillion, Manager, Youth and Community Services
Bill Clark, Finance Manager

Megan Carrick, Manager, Justice Services


305 Stewart Street Location

Kirk Hillier, Housing Coordinator

Don Gibson, PAR/Anger Management Intakes and Facilitation

Zaid Bandwala, Adult Justice Administrator


70 Hunter Street Location

Amy Tuer, Youth Justice Intake and Court Support

Helena Acton, Youth and Restorative Programs Facilitator

Caitlin Burkholder, Aspire Program Coordinator

Jane Garant, Counsellor, Aspire Mentorship Program
Amanda Whalen-Gaynor, School Program Facilitator

Anton Selmeczi, School Program Facilitator

Marion Little, Educational Services Coordinator


Adult Services Facilitators

Abbi Barrie, Don Gibson, Kirk Hillier, Bill Kilpatrick

Strategic Plan

JHS Peterborough 2020 to 2025 Strategic Plan

Charitable Status and Financial Information

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