Welcome to the Nanaimo Region John Howard Society


The Nanaimo Region John Howard Society is part of the network of more than 60 affiliated John Howard Societies across Canada with a shared mission of evidence-based approaches to justice that are humane and lead to community safety because they address the root causes of crime and promote responsible, accountable behaviours. For over 50 years our non-profit charitable organization’s programs have reached community members in need in mid-Vancouver Island. Several of our programs have been recognized as best practice approaches to housing, alternative justice, and addiction recovery. Our Restorative Justice Program has been recognized both nationally and internationally.  Our Forensic Housing and Outreach Program has received the BC Mental Health and Addiction Services Award of Excellence. In 2012, the Guthrie House Therapeutic Community Program was the recipient of the British Columbia Premier’s Award for Innovation. The Society is governed by a Board of Directors and staffing includes highly-skilled professionals with designations as well as staff with lived experience.

Welcome


The Nanaimo Region John Howard Society is part of the network of more than 60 affiliated John Howard Societies across Canada with a shared mission of evidence-based approaches to justice that are huma...

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Volunteer


The requirements to be a volunteer are: 18+ years of age; 2 years of clean time is required (abstinent if addiction issues and/or free from trouble with the law);  6-12 month commitment...

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Our Programs


The Nanaimo Region John Howard Society has an evolving series of programs available to meet client needs. We initiate programs that encourage positive behaviour and reintegration back into the communi...

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About Us


"We support the community by providing services to promote responsible and accountable behaviours that lead to a safer community." Our Vision is a safe and inclusive community where every...

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Events


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Workshop for Justice Workers Friday March 24th & Saturday March 25th 2017 (9:00 AM to 3:00 PM).  By Donation ($50 suggested).  Free for John...

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Contact


1585 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo, BC, V8T 4Y4 Telephone: 250-754-1266 Fax: 250-754-2340     ...

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Board


BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT: Duncan, Robert (Chair, External Relations, Finance Committee) VICE-PRESIDENT: Chapman, Marilyn (Chair, HR Committee) PAST PRESIDENT: Price, Betty (Chair, Externa...

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