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Speak Up For Kids: Children’s AID Can Help

October 5th, 2015|

October is Child Abuse Prevention Month
In Niagara, call Family and Children’s Services Niagara.
We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
TEL: 905.937.7731
OR 1.888.937.7731
TTY: 905.937.8105

John Howard Society’s Jobs for Youth Program 2015

September 11th, 2015|

It was time to celebrate! The Jobs for Youth program hosted their graduation ceremony with over 200 youth graduating from the program this summer. St. Catharines Standard and Snapd reported.

John Howard Society: Anger Management Program

January 29th, 2015|

Anger is a normal, usually healthy, human emotion. But when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems - problems at work, in your personal relationships, and in the overall quality of your life.

John Howard Society Graduation Speeches

September 9th, 2014|

Near the end of the school year, my Guidance teacher Ms. Cripps had called me into her office with a great opportunity involving the John Howard Society. At this point I knew very little about the John Howard Society, but

Getting a Leg Up on the Jobs Front

August 28th, 2014|

Program helps youth gain workplace experience and life skills.
Article source: Niagara This Week – St. Catharines

Hayley Fox has her eye on a career in education, not retail, but she also knows it costs an arm and a leg to go to university these days.

So the St. Catharines teen, who’s heading into Grade 12 at Sir […]

John Howard Society of Niagara Board Member Wins the Bud Knight Award

February 20th, 2014|

Niagara Regional Police constable Neil Ridley was awarded the Bud Knight award at this year’s Committee of Youth Officers for the province of Ontario (COYO) conference, February 19, 2014, Sheraton on the Falls, Niagara Falls, Ontario.

The Bud Knight award is presented annually to an Ontario Police Officer who has shown interest, commitment and dedication above […]

Jobs For Youth Graduation

September 16th, 2013|

“Niagara community leaders and graduates of the John Howard Society Jobs For Youth program gathered for graduation ceremonies in St. Catharines on August 23rd. The Jobs for Youth program is a co-operative effort between teachers, local employers, Job Gym and John Howard Society staff who find summer job placements for local youth. These individuals can […]

New Restrictions Cause Pardon Applications to Plummet

January 21st, 2013|

40% fewer offenders filed for pardons compared with 2009-2010

OTTAWA — Applications for criminal record suspensions, formerly known as pardons, have plummeted since the Conservative government finalized tough new rules last spring.

Statistics released to The Canadian Press under the federal access-to-information law show 15,871 applicants between March 2012 and this past December, down more than 40 […]

Program Empowers Families

January 7th, 2013|

WELLAND – Everyone knows that children do not come with an instruction manual.

And if you have kids, have been around kids or ever was a kid — you can appreciate that parenting is hard work and not always easy.

Add to the equation other factors beyond your control, and parents can easily become overwhelmed and struggle […]

Police plan for Crime Prevention Week

November 7th, 2012|

St. Catharines – Niagara Regional Police officers will be walking a different kind of beat next week.

Armed with pamphlets and information aimed at heading off crime before it happens, the officers will patrol a number of Niagara cities and towns as part of an educational campaign.

The effort is part of a broader slate of activities […]