John Howard Society of Toronto

charitable # 13341 2114 RR0001


Welcome to the John Howard Society of Toronto.

We provide programs to individuals who have been in conflict with the law or those at risk of.  Our goal is to make Toronto safer through programs that focus on crime prevention, intervention and reintegration.  We have four offices in the Toronto area (Eglinton West, Danforth and Scarborough).  We provide New Beginnings!

Check out our new Strategic Plan for 2018-2020

The John Howard Society of Toronto is pleased to announce that following a merger in 2015 with St. Leonard’s Society of Toronto, it now stands as one of the largest local providers of community correctional services and programs.

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Important Notice: Bail Court at College Park


You can have your bail hearing by video!

  • The Toronto Bail program is now on site at the Toronto South Detention Centre. You can request
    to see them.
  • Ontario Legal Aid workers and Duty Counsel are also on-site to provide you with legal advice
    and assist you with your Legal Aid Application.
  • Duty Counsel at the institution can represent you at your bail hearing and make submissions
    on your behalf. They can also represent you on guilty pleas via video link.
  • Appearing by video eliminates transportation issues, as you can be released from the institution
    with your property instead of having to make your way back to pick it up
  • Appearing by video saves you from having to be transported to court. You can also take your
    property with you when you are released.

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