John Howard Society of Sudbury


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

Exciting notice !

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.

Check out our Centre for Youth Diversion web page for more information on this important endeavor !


The John Howard Society of Sudbury in accordance with the recommendations of health professionals for social distancing will join other businesses and organizations in our community and close for service effective March 17, 2020.  We will re-open on April 6, 2020 at 9:00 am.

Upon re-opening we will ensure that our agency is a safe environment by taking the following steps:

To Our Community members:

These are uncertain times due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). There have been unprecedented impositions placed upon our families and communities. At the John Howard Society of Sudbury, we share your concerns and would like to underscore our commitment to the safety and well-being of our clients, staff  and community members. That is why we are closely monitoring and following updates, guidelines, and recommendations from the Public Health Services of Canada regarding the status of the virus and its impact on the community at large.

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


Bingo at Delta Bingo Gaming Sudbury

COVID – 19 update

  • Delta Bingo and Gaming have really ramped up their prevention tactics.
    • All customer play areas including cabinet games and game terminals are being cleaned with a commercial anti-bacterial cleaner frequently throughout the day. If volunteers want to voluntarily assist with this, I know the staff will appreciate the help. Volunteers can use the cleaner or soapy water. Just ask the staff and they will provide whatever is needed.
    • All staff areas, counters, and customer facing areas are being cleaned frequently
    • All volunteer areas including the recycling / waste counters are being disinfected regularly
    • All staff are following an increased protocol on hand washing
    • The bins will be cleaned and disinfected regularly

Delta will be closing all 18 of their centres on March 16, 2020 for a period of two weeks. If it is of longer duration, posts will be made to 0ur Instagram account and website.

March  5, 9, 12,  2020

Throughout March, on Thursday afternoons from 2:30 -4:30 pm we sponsor a bingo at Delta Bingo Gaming Sudbury. Join us for a great time ! For some late night fun join us on March 9 from 10:30 pm -12:30 am for a late night bingo.

If you would like to volunteer at the bingo please give us a call.  It’s only 2 hours once or twice a month !

August 10

Prisoners Justice Day

The commemoration for 2020 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 2020 will take place from 4 pm – 7 pm at the Elizabeth Street Gazebo, Bell Park.  All are invited to attend.   We hope to see as many community members on September 10 as possible.


Did You Know ? …

We are sponsoring a community education post card campaign in 2018 called “Did You Know ? …” This campaign gives community members information on the criminal justice system and a new way of looking at justice called “SmartJustice”.

Please contact our office if you would like to know more about this campaign or would like postcards to share with your friends and fellow community members.