The Agency Awards

CJHS Agency Awards It is important for The Calgary John Howard Society to recognize their staff and volunteers, and the great work they do; especially during a time when it is easier to focus on the world’s negativity. Therefore, the… Read More

Building Bonds in the Community

Building Bonds in the Community From M2C to Building Bonds in the Community, this volunteer driven program within CJHS offers tailored support to individuals exiting prison. Since the program has no end date, the participants feel it is “flexible and… Read More


GECOS  The new Gang Exit and Community Outreach Strategy project at the Calgary John Howard Society is getting team members excited for a new challenge and new opportunity.   CJHS will be working with the province, alongside other John Howard Societies in Alberta, to provide support and assistance to individuals… Read More

The Good Neighbor Council

The Good Neighbour Council  On March 4th, 2021, the businesses on Builders Road, surrounding neighbours and interested stakeholders, virtually met, to start getting to know each other and begin the implementation of the Good Neighbor Agreement (GNA) that was signed in December 2011.   Establishing regular communication methods, creating responses to complaints… Read More

Berkana House / Painting away the pain

Painting Away the Pain When Laura was in Fraser Valley, BC., she realized she wanted to make a change in her life. This was the beginning of her healing journey. “I sat one day just watching all the women in… Read More

Positive Posts / Berkana House

Positive Posts       With so much negativity in the world, it can be a beneficial change to hear about the good things in people’s lives. This week, there has been piles of positivity at Berkana House, and for… Read More


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