The John Howard Society is a registered charity and social service agency with affiliated offices across Canada known for offering a wide range of innovative services within the fields of community justice, social services, health, and public interest issues.  Locally, we have operated in the central and south Okanagan for more than 60 years.

Our goal is to understand and respond to underlying issues of crime and to work with people who have come into conflict with the law or are at-risk of being criminalized.  Guided by evidence informed practices, a harm reduction lens, and a person-centered approach, we are able to support people from assorted circumstances and needs including, but not limited to, homelessness, mental illness, addiction and developmental disabilities. 

We offer a range of innovative programs in the Central and South Okanagan including affordable and supportive housing, employment programs, outreach programs, group activities, and restorative justice.

The work of JHSCSO is possible because of the combined drive and effort of staff and volunteers, interagency collaboration, partnerships with funders, support by the community, and by the amazing and resilient people we serve.

Our registered charity #131538118RR0001

Banner images on the websites: About Us, Gateway, Forensic Outreach, and Prostitution Offender Program provided by a Kelowna-based creative agency - GOODSIR.

Mission Statement, Values, & Principles

Mission Statement Effective, just and humane responses to the causes and consequences of crime. In furtherance of its Mission, the Society: Works with people who have come into conflict wi...

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Annual General Reports

April 2016 - March 2017 Annual Report Financial Statements April 2015 - March 2016 Annual Report Financial Statements April 2014 - March 2015 Annual Report Financial Statements ...

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Board of Directors

James King Chair Dr. Jan Cioe Vice Chair Taylor Price Treasurer Mike Tattersall Board Member Gavin Jones Board Member Karley Scott Board Member Camille Woloch Board Member Gaelene...

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