John Howard Society of Sudbury

Events

Welcome to our events page. This page will be updated on a monthly basis.

February

Bingo at Delta Bingo Gaming Sudbury

Every month at Delta Bingo

Every week, on Thursday  we sponsor a bingo at Delta Bingo Gaming Sudbury. Join us for a great time !  Would you like to volunteer ?  Call Sara at the John Howard Society.

January 25th is the 40th anniversary of Delta Bingo and Gaming in Sudbury. First, as many of us remember there was Bingo One, the “One” place to be in Sudbury.  Then there was Boardwalk Gaming Sudbury and now Delta Bingo and Gaming has become an important fixture in our community for charitable organization’s fundraising.

The vision of raising monies for our charitable agencies began with Ray Loiselle, the founder of Bingo One.  It has been 40 years since Ray’s initial vision and in that time over 50 million has been raised for over 500 charitable organizations in our community.

August 10

Prisoners Justice Day

Elder Winnie Pitawanakwat opened and closed the ceremony in a good way with smudging and the singing of both a welcome and travelling song.                  From left to right: Elder Winnie Pitawanakwat sits next to Sara Jane Berghammer (centre), CEO of John Howard Society of Sudbury and at right, Cory Roslyn of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Northeastern Ontario at the Prisoners’ Justice day event Aug. 10. 

The commemoration for 2023 was on August 10 at 10:00 am on the grounds of the Sudbury Jail.  It was an exceptionally moving and thoughtful commemoration.  Many thanks to all who attended.

 

The commemoration for 2024 will be held on August 10 at 10:00 am on the grounds of the Sudbury Jail.  Please join us for this prayer remembrance of those who have died while incarcerated.

 

September 10

World Suicide Prevention Day

                                                                                       

The commemoration in 2022 will take place at the Elizabeth Street Gazebo in Bell Park form 1-4 pm.  It is a family friendly event.

“Creating hope Through Action”

An estimated 703,000 people a year take their life around the world. For every suicide, there are likely 20 other people making a suicide attempt and many more have serious thoughts of suicide. Millions of people suffer intense grief or are otherwise profoundly impacted by suicidal behaviours.

Each suicidal death is a public health concern with a profound impact on those around them. By raising awareness, reducing the stigma around suicide, and encouraging well-informed action, we can reduce instances of suicide around the world.
World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) was established in 2003 by the International Association for Suicide Prevention in conjunction with the World Health Organization (WHO). The 10th of September each year focuses attention on the issue, reduces stigma and raises awareness among organizations, government, and the public, giving a singular message that suicide can be prevented.

We can all play a role in supporting those experiencing a suicidal crisis or those bereaved by suicide whether as a member of society, as a child, as a parent, as a friend, as a colleague or as a person with lived experience. We can all encourage understanding about the issue, reach in to people who are struggling, and share our experiences. We can all create hope through action and be the light.  (ref.  World Health organization www.who.int/campaigns/world-suicide-prevention-day/2022)

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30

The Indian Residential School system operated across Canada between the 1870s and the 1990s. Indian Residential Schools were created to separate Indigenous children from their families and communities, and to systematically strip away their traditions, cultural practices and languages.

More than 150,000 First Nations, Inuit and Métis children from across the country were forced to attend Indian Residential Schools, which were often located far from their homes. Many never made it home.

Each year on the federally recognized National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, we reflect and honour Survivors, their families and communities affected by the legacy of Indian Residential School policies.

 

Did You Know ? …

You can contact the JHS at any time for information on the criminal justice system.  We are the leaders in the field of community criminal justice.