Mission Statement

“Making communities safer by delivering individualized and integrated support, empowering those in conflict with the law to achieve positive change”


The John Howard Society of Toronto is a non-profit organization committed to providing and developing programs that reduce the social, economic and personal costs of crime. The Society is dedicated to helping all people who have been in conflict with the law and individuals at imminent risk of coming into conflict with the law through service, education and community programs.

The roots of the John Howard Society can be traced back to the 18th Century England to a man named John Howard. He began investigating prison conditions – lack of medical care, sanitation, death from disease and starvation. He wrote a paper that was presented to the British House of Parliament entitled “On the State of Prisons in England”. He began the reform movement. He continued to devote the rest of his life to prison reform. He died in 1790.


The John Howard Society of Toronto is in compliance with all Ministry of Labour and Human Rights policies. We have completed the compliance checklist for AODA required standards.

Our Commitment

The John Howard Society of Toronto is committed to protecting the privacy of personal information of its employees, members, donors and clients. We value the trust of those we deal with. We remain transparent and accountable to this process.

Anyone we collect information from should expect that it be carefully protected and that any use of this information is subject to consent. Our privacy practices are designed to achieve this.

  • 1669 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, York, Ontario M6E 2H4, Canada

Open hours today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Toggle weekly schedule
  • Monday

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Tuesday

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Thursday

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Friday

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Saturday


  • Sunday


  • May 20, 2024 7:39 am local time

Programs and Services


  1. Aboriginal Life Skills Program
  2. Academic Intervention
  3. Case Management
  4. Community Education & Development
  5. Conflict Resolution
  6. Drug & Alcohol Counselling
  7. Needle Exchange
  8. School Based Counselling
  9. Training &/or Life Skills
  10. Youth Education
  11. Youth Employment Resource Centre
  12. Youth Drop-In Services
  13. School-Based Mediation & Restorative Practices
  14. Aggression/Anger Management
  15. Alternatives to Suspension
  16. Anti-Gang Programming
  17. Attendance Centre/Youth Centre
  18. Community Service Order
  19. Counselling
  20. Court Support Services
  21. Crisis Intervention
  22. Drug & Alcohol Intervention

Adult Intervention (A.I.)

  1. Access to Housing
  2. Adult Diversion
  3. Adult Residence
  4. Anger Management
  5. Bail Verification & Supervision
  6. Community Service Order
  7. Counselling
  8. Court Support Services
  9. Drug Treatment Court
  10. Direct Accountability
  11. Domestic Violence Group
  12. Drug & Alcohol Counselling
  13. Employment Assistance
  14. Restorative Justice
  15. Literacy
  16. Male Sexual Abuse Survivor Counselling

Provincial Corrections

  1. Anti-Gang Programming
  2. Healing Circles & Spiritual Teachings
  3. Inmate Counselling, Release Planning & Advocacy
  4. Institutional Services
  5. Intermittent Sentence Supervision Program
  6. Telephone Support
  7. Domestic Violence – Women

Federal Corrections

  1. Community Assessment
  2. Information and Referral
  3. Inmate Counselling, Release Planning & Advocacy
  4. Institutional Services
  5. Telephone Support
  6. Federal CSC Residence
  7. Federal Day Reporting Centre


  1. Active Parenting
  2. Couples Counselling
  3. Family Counselling
  4. Decision-Making
  5. Transportation Program
  6. Women’s Group

Post Release

  1. Access to Housing
  2. Anger Management
  3. Cognitive Skills
  4. Family Counselling/Violence Program
  5. Community Residential Facility
  6. Intake, Referral & Aftercare
  7. Native Outreach
  8. Pardon/Record Suspension Application Assistance
  9. Resource Centre, Life Skills
  10. Voluntary Counselling
  11. Voluntary Residence