John Howard Society of Peterborough

About Us

The John Howard Society of Peterborough is NOT taking student placements at this time. Thank you for your interest.

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.


We are Open and seeing clients by appointment only. We continue to complete intakes for programming  through remote access.  This includes, telephone, text, email and the online platform Zoom.

If you would like to schedule an in-person appointment, please make arrangements with our receptionist Diane at 705-743-8331 Ext 201 for our confidential voicemail. Email

  • Text or call directly:

705-760-0632 Dana Hetherton, Manager of Justice Services or
705-933-8331 Kathy Neill, Executive Director

Phone calls are answered from 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Our toll free number is 1-833-698-9898

Our Board of Directors

Robert Hotston

Linda Twohey

Christopher Russell
Past Chair

Paul Legacy

Dan Smith

Dr. Lara Hiseler

Karen Bateman

Elise Noriega

Our Staff

Kathy Neill, Executive Director
Tina Staplin, Finance Officer
Diane Gallagher, Reception

Justice Services 
Dana Hetherton, Manager of Justice Services  
Megan Carrick, Intake, Outreach worker and Institutional Services
Caitlin JacobsMediation & Restorative Justice Coordinator 

Abbi Barrie, Programs Facilitator, Youth Worker & Youth Court Support
Emily, Partner Support Worker – Partner Assault Response Program (PAR)

Community and Training
Marion Little, Manager of Community Services & Training  
Bethann Brown, Volunteer Coordinator, The Aspire Program
Jane Garant, Youth Counsellor, The Aspire Program
Suzie Compeau, Counsellor, Healing from Within

Dana Hetherton; Kathy Neill; Don Gibson; Kirk Hillier; Bill Kilpatrick; Graham Petty; Jane Garant; Jude Sternloff; Abbi Barrie

Strategic Plan

Coming Soon

Link to CRA/ T3010

View our CRA/T3010 Charitable Organization Designation