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

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

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.