Interested in getting involved with the John Howard Society of Canada or one of our local offices? We are always looking for volunteers from all backgrounds and skill-sets.

Feel free to send us an email at outlining what skills you feel to you could contribute to effective, just and humane responses to the causes and consequences of crime.

Often our volunteers contribute by:

  • Assisting with our blog,
  • Assisting with our social media communications,
  • Volunteering in a local or regional office to provide direct assistance to recently released prisoners,


Articling Students

With the support of the Law Foundation of Ontario, the John Howard Society of Canada is privileged to host a Public Interest Articling Fellow for a 10-month term.

The Articling Fellow assists with a variety of legal matters, promoting the legal rights of federal prisoners from coast to coast. Commonly, this exposes the Articling Fellow to Correctional law, human rights law, Constitutional law and Charter challenges, providing a broad learning experience for any student entering the legal field.

If you are interested in submitting an application for the 2022-2023 Articling year, please send an email with a CV, Cover Letter, your law school transcript and two references to between July and September of 2021.