Welcome to John Howard Society of Manitoba

Plan to join our 60th anniversary celebration, February 23rd, 7:30 pm, at the West End Cultural Centre. We’ll have door prizes, silent auction, light refreshments, cash bar, and two bands: The D.Rangers and The Exile Brass Band (see the full poster, click on the image).

Jot it in your new day planners, lock it into your smart phone, and chalk it up on the chalkboard at home.  Did we say “door prizes”?


New program!
We are pleased to announce a new service. It’s called the Healing Program for Indigenous Men. This is a new, 14-session program for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit men who have experienced childhood trauma including sexual abuse. Participants will learn about triggers, receive Elder services and explore paths of healing, building strength and courage.


record-suspension-guide-cover200pxRecord Suspension Guide

If you have a criminal record and have served your sentence, you can apply to have your record suspended. This guide included Frequently Asked Questions and a step-by-step outline of how to apply. See the full PDF here.



Through The Bars visitor's guide

A new publication helps people visit those who are incarcerated.

A resource to support loved ones: Through the Bars: A Guide for Visiting at Correctional Facilities in Manitoba.

In addition to detailed instructions on visiting procedures for 10 correctional facilities in Manitoba, the guide also has answers to 16 common questions vistors ask, plus 30 names and addresses of Winnipeg groups that provide community resources. See the full PDF here.


Our Mission:

To address the causes and consequences of crime.

Our Vision:

Our vision is a safer and healthier community for all.

Our Practice:

We work primarily with men (18 and over), who have been or may be incarcerated, their families, victims of crime and the community to address the root causes of crime.  We offer programs, supports and resources, based on the principles of restorative justice, to our clients at their various stages of involvement with the justice system.

Our goal is to empower our clients, if found guilty, to take responsibility and be held accountable for the harm their actions have caused not just to the victims and the community but to themselves as well and to become engaged contributing members of society.

As well, we advocate on behalf of individual clients within the system and for effective, evidence-based and humane approaches to reducing crime and supporting those who are or have been in conflict with the law.

Artwork Credit:

We would like to thank the following artists who have contributed artwork to the John Howard Society Inside Scoop, which also appears on this site:

Vince Currie;   Darren Brown;   Donald Sutherland