William: studying as a senior When CJHS’s digital literacy instructor asked William if he had considered going back to school, he was surprised. “I thought, ‘I’m 60 years old and I spent 40 years destroying gray matter in my brain.… Read More


Steve: a star employee For the first time in his life, Steve is excited to wake up in the morning and go to work. “I love this job,” Steve says. “I actually look forward to coming to work every day.… Read More


Nic: increasing independence After a domestic dispute at home, Nic felt he had no choice but to leave. He was 16. Nic stayed at a youth emergency shelter for a month. “It was a little scary,” he says. “Especially since… Read More

Learning: one size doesn’t fit all

A literacy guru’s uneasy learning journey  Academically, I was a mediocre student throughout secondary school. Most times, my mind wandered during classes. Teachers passed over me and didn’t express high academic hopes for me. Consequently, I went through school thinking… Read More

COVID-19 Experience Art Project Contest

How are you self-isolating to stop the spread of COVID-19? CJHS clients, staff, volunteers and other stakeholders are invited to share an art project that illustrates their experience with COVID-19 or what they are doing to pass the time! Projects… Read More

Our response to COVID-19

Our response to COVID-19  In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Calgary John Howard Society (CJHS) is committed to the health and safety of our clients, volunteers and staff, while continuing to prevent crime and make Calgary communities safer. We are… Read More