Join us on the week of February 14, 2021, as we celebrate the legacy of John Howard.

During the week, we’ll be discussing some of the impactful initiatives we have engaged in over the past year as well as what we have planned for the year ahead.

Tune in to one or all of the events below.

Things to Note

Please Note that all events will take place at 2:30 PM (EST). The Zoom link for each event is included in the blue hyperlink for each event’s description.


Our Schedule

Sunday, Feb 14th
An interview with Catherine Latimer, Executive Director of the John Howard Society of Canada,  discussing the history of John Howard, the objectives of John Howard Society Week as well as the challenges and opportunities for the year ahead. Watch the interview, here.

Monday, Feb 15th
A discussion with Dr. Rosemary Ricciardelli regarding the Royal Society of Canada’s recent report addressing Correctional Services, both During and Beyond COVID-19.  Watch the recording here.

Tuesday, Feb 16th
A workshop for JHS staff with Munir Veljii, BSW, MSW, RSW. As a Registered Social Worker with extensive experience in social services, as well as ample experience working directly with JHS Pacific staff through their innovative in-house counsellor pilot project, Mr. Veljii will discuss wellness and self-care. Tune in: here.

Wednesday, Feb 17th
Reza Ahmadi and Hannah Cook, both of John Howard Ontario will discuss the Covid-19 experience for John Howard Society Community Residential Facilities. Watch the recording here.

Thursday, Feb 18th
Lise Clement will chat with us about the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s joint project with the JHSC and will examine Solution Labs to Address Post-custody Homelessness. Watch the recording here.

Friday, Feb 19th
The Honourable Senator Kim Pate will speak about her legislative reform Bills, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (independence of the judiciary) (Bill S-207) and,  An Act to amend the Criminal Records Act, to make consequential amendments to other Acts and to repeal a regulation (Bill S-208). Watch the recording here.

Saturday, Feb 20th
Watch our community partners’ video, the Collaborating Centre of Prison Health Education at the University of British Columbia, which outlines their impactful project, Shifting Focus, introducing formerly incarcerated individuals to photography as a medium to document their lives. You can learn more about the project from the attachments below.


More Information on Shifting Focus

CCPHE Exploring Paths to Healing Project and Resource Summary


Shifting Focus Photovoice Exhibit – Summary v2


CCPHE Exploring Paths to Healing Photovoice Exhibit Feedback


Post-custody Housing Poster