John Howard Society of Sudbury
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The United Way will provide emergency grants to local charitable organizations working to meet the basic needs of individuals disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus. The applications are on the United Way website and are due by July 13, 2020.

Donations to the community response fund can be made at or mailed to 957 Cambrian Heights Drive, Unit 201, Sudbury, Ont., P3C 5S5. Additional information about the fund is available at


The John Howard Society of Sudbury is launching a new program to deal with a very serious issue our youth are facing on a daily basis.

The John Howard Society of Sudbury is cognizant of the apprehensions many of our community members may have regarding the COVID – 19 virus.  Thus the media conference to unveil our new program dealing with youth sexual assault has been delayed.  Please consult our website on the Centre for Youth Diversion web page for information on this program.


The John Howard Society of Sudbury is open for service.  Our staff are working from home and in the office.  Please do not hesitate to contact us for service.

We are ensuring that our agency is a safe environment by taking the following steps:

Safe Service Experience

We are taking several steps to ensure the safety of our agency environment as we continue to deliver the best possible experience to our clients and working environment for our staff.  Specifically:

  Asking employees to stay home if they or anyone in their household feels unwell

  Stocking our agency with appropriate cleaning and sanitizing supplies

  Cleaning all surfaces of the entire agency regularly along with high-touch surfaces that will be cleaned even more frequently


The John Howard Society believes in effective, just and humane responses to crime and its causes.  We are dedicated to creating genuinely safer communities by helping to foster a truly effective criminal justice system. The John Howard Society helps people reintegrate into society, thereby reducing alienation, crime and recidivism.

Our mission is resolute. We want to help to create a truly effective criminal justice system – one that serves us all, that confronts crime and its causes and that fosters safer communities.  In short, we help people turn away from a life of crime. Surely, that’s what we’d all like to see.

Practically speaking, we STOP Crime Now ! TM through the multitude of programs and services that we offer to the community.  You can help us to STOP Crime Now ! TM through your donation to the John Howard Society of Sudbury.  All funds raised are used to deliver our programs and services in the Sudbury and North Bay communities.   STOP Crime Now ! TM is a registered trademark of the John Howard Society of Sudbury.

We are proud to commemorate Prisoners Justice Day every year.  It is a day where we remember the violence within the walls of incarceration and the men and women who have died because of this violence while incarcerated.  In 2019 the commemoration will be on August 9 at 10:00 am on the grounds of the Sudbury Jail.  For more information please go to the Prisoners Justice Day page on our website.

Some of our funders include the following and we are truly appreciative of their support.  Given that the vast majority of Canadians claim to give to charities but just less than 25% of Canadians claim their charitable donations on their tax return, you may want to make sure you know the benefits!  Your donations are important !  Please remember us.

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For information on how our programs and services can be accessed in French contact the John Howard Society of Sudbury at the references located on our contact page.  Those programs and services that are available in French are noted with an (F) in the title of each service or program.

Vianet is a proud supporter of the John Howard Society and the great work that we do all across Ontario to provide effective, just, and humane responses to crime and its causes. Vianet supports and helps in creating safer communities and to STOP Crime Now!

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