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John Howard Society Graduation Speeches

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

Getting a Leg Up on the Jobs Front

Program helps youth gain workplace experience and life skills. Article source: Niagara This Week - St. Catharines Getting a leg up on the jobs front. Shown at Camp Old Navy at the Pen Centre clothing store on Aug. 13 are, from left, John Howard Society program manager Rachel Clair and youth services supervisor Caroline

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

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

Jobs For Youth Graduation

Caroline Graham: Youth Services Supervisor, The John Howard Society of Niagara &Devin Pouliot: Jobs for Youth graduate and keynote speaker at 2013 Graduation Ceremonies "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

New Restrictions Cause Pardon Applications to Plummet

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

Program Empowers Families

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

Police plan for Crime Prevention Week

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

Fort Erie Speedway Gets Green Light

FORT ERIE The Ontario Municipal Board gave the green light Monday to a proposal to build a $150-million, 65,000-seat auto racing facility in this Niagara border town. The decision from OMB vice chair Susan de Avellar Schiller ordered the dismissal of appeals against the Canadian Motor Speedway. The ruling did set out a number of

Fort Erie: The Road Ahead

Fort Erie has been dealt many blows this year. Today, we begin a two-part special report on the impact and what lies ahead for the border town. Happy Land. The simple, makeshift wooden sign painted yellow and pink is faded and unkept. The store is in even worse condition. Empty, windows barred, a thick layer

Pulling Together to Fight Bullying

NIAGARA FALLS - For Amanda Flasko, the bullying escalated into a world of anguish at two Niagara elementary schools. Pennies were thrown at her in a playground. The cruel taunts were never-ending. She was threatened with beatings and fake blood poured outside her locker. By Grade 9, she was suicidal and struggling with post-traumatic stress