About Us


The John Howard Society of Manitoba supports individuals in conflict with the law – before, during and after incarceration.

We are one of a very few number of organizations that provide support and guidance to individuals so they will not re-offend once they return to the community and the same stresses that contributed to them committing crime in the first place.

Our programs and services help address the root causes of crime, build healthy families and safer communities.

In the process of making positive life changes, participants are having a positive impact in their families and communities.

See a general brochure for our agency here (PDF).


  • One-to-one literacy training inside the Winnipeg Remand Centre
  • Peer tutor training inside Headingly Correctional Centre (as restrictions allow)
  • Courses in anger management, substance abuse, and addictions (all free and part of our reintegration programming)
  • Birth certificates (individuals inside prison apply through our agency)
  • Healing and Harm Reduction Substance Use Program
  • Sharing circle led by an Elder
  • Clothes for men upon release (all free)
  • Free community clothes closet Tuesday and Thursday afternoons
  • Federally funded, 24-bed halfway house

Sponsors and Funders

We thank all our supporters for their support, encouragement and generosity.

Thanks for core support from:

The Government of Canada

  • Department of Justice Canada
  • Employment and Social Development Canada (via John Howard Society of Canada)
  • Correctional Service Canada
  • Canada Border Services Agency

Province of Manitoba

  • Department of Justice
  • Manitoba Department of Education and Training – Adult Literacy and Learning