John Howard Society of Peterborough

About Us

Through evidence-based programs focused on prevention, intervention and re-integration, we build better futures for individuals and safer communities for all. We help youth develop the critical life skills that will lead them to different decision making for a smarter future.  We support families with counselling and resources to help them navigate the challenges of parenting and everyday life. For those who are leaving incarceration, we provide reintegration supports aiming to 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.

Our Board of Directors

Robert Hotston                                     Paul Legacy


Linda Twohey                                        Dan Smith


Christopher Russell                            Dr. Terry May
Past Chair

Karen Bateman                                     Elise Noriega

Vice Chair

Our Staff


Kathy Neill, Executive Director
Bill Clark, Finance Manager


305 Stewart Street Location

Megan Carrick, Adult Justice Services Coordinator 

Kirk Hillier, Residence Life Coordinator

TBD, PAR/Anger Management Administration

Partner Support Worker – Partner Assault Response Program (PAR)


70 Hunter Street Location

Marion Little, Manager, Educational Services 

Jane Garant, Counsellor, Aspire Mentorship Program
Caitlin Burkholder, Aspire Program Coordinator

Josephine Fueth, School Program Facilitator 

Graham Petty, Youth and Restorative Programs Facilitator

Justin Thain, Youth Justice Intake and Court Support 

Amy Sarginson, Justice and Youth Programs



Dana Hetherton, Don Gibson, Kirk Hillier, Bill Kilpatrick, Graham Petty, Jane Garant, Abbi Barrie, Bethann Brown

Strategic Plan

JHS Peterborough 2020 2025 Strat Plan

Charitable Status and Financial Information

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