Help with cannabis pardon applications now available

Canadians who have been previously convicted of simple cannabis possession are now able to apply for a pardon (also known as a record suspension) with no application fee or wait period, once their sentence has been served. And the Calgary… Read More

Moving forward – the Brain Story

The Brain Story In 2018, CJHS embarked on a journey of change that would enable us to better serve our justice-involved clients — the overwhelming majority of whom experienced trauma as children. The Alberta Family Wellness Initiative (created by the… Read More

A message from Executive Director Gord Sand

A message from Executive Director Gord Sand From our 2018 Annual Report In 2018 we began a journey of organizational change, formally recognizing something we have long known to be true: that addiction and/or criminal behaviour can largely be the… Read More

New Bedford House opens after 15-year journey

After 15 years, the Calgary John Howard Society (CJHS)’s new Bedford House has finally opened. CJHS hosted a grand opening event on June 12, 2019 for over 140 guests to celebrate the opening of the new residence, as well as… Read More

Alberta Blue Cross donates $1,000 in-kind

When people come to CJHS, they are often lacking even the most basic of things, especially when first coming out of prison. Now, thanks to an in-kind donation from Alberta Blue Cross, 10 marginalized Calgarians will have the bedding they… Read More