NOTICE: Please be advised that our office will be closed to the public until further notice in the wake of COVID-19. All group and in-person programming has been cancelled. Clients will be supported via phone and email. Our focus is on the health and safety of our clients, volunteers and staff, while continuing to prevent crime in Calgary communities. For more information, visit CJHS’s Pandemic Relief Fund page.

Restoring lives. Preventing Crime. Strengthening Communities.

The Calgary John Howard Society (CJHS) is a charity that has been reducing crime and making Calgary communities safer since 1949 by helping youth and adults make positive changes and move away from criminal behaviour.

We address the root causes of crime by providing education, employment programs, housing and support so individuals have alternatives to breaking the law.

Justice is best served through measures that resolve conflict, embrace diversity and repair harm, while holding the individual accountable for their actions. We believe in understanding the context of why a crime was committed or harm was caused. Our goal is to restore relationships and support people in order to prevent future harm, making the Calgary community safer for all.