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CJHS raises $9,000 in Ride for Refuge

Our extraordinary team of riders and walkers braved the chilly weather to raise $9,000 for CJHS at the Ride for Refuge on Sept. 29, 2018. It was a fun day and great to see so many supporters helping us in… Read More

Kim shares her story through art

Ignite is the Calgary John Howard Society’s public awareness project that is showcasing art representing individuals’ experiences with substance use and the stigma associated with it. Kim, one of the Ignite participants, shares her story with us.

Alex finds a family at CJHS

Alex is a hockey enthusiast. He’s also a chef, athlete and gentleman. “But it’s just common courtesy,” the modest 23-year-old protests of his conscious effort to hold doors open for anyone nearby. Alex has been coming to the Calgary John… Read More

Orange Shirt Day 2018 at CJHS

Imagine that you’re 6 years old and your grandma — even though she doesn’t have much money — buys you a shiny new orange shirt for the first day of school and you are so excited to wear it and… Read More

BURNCO donates firepit kit to CJHS youth

The backyard firepit at one of our youth homes has always been a special place where the youth can come together but, over time, it started to fall apart. BURNCO, an aggregate construction materials company in Calgary, heard this and were… Read More

Art breaks down the barriers

CTV News at 6 featured the Ignite Opioid Awareness Project on Aug. 1, 2018. Ignite is an art-based public awareness initiative, funded by Alberta Health, that aims to reduce the stigma associated with substance use.