250-286-0611 Campbell River........... 250-338-7341 Courtenay mail@jhsni.bc.ca

Supporting our Communities

Building on Excellence

Leading the Field

Increasing Resiliency

About Us

The John Howard Society of North Island provides services to youth, children, adults, and families with diverse needs.

For more than 30 years, The John Howard Society of North Island has been serving the community justice and social services needs of northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Our locations include office and residential programs, but our work also takes us into schools, homes, and other parts of the communities. We have a holistic approach, recognizing that safer, healthier communities are created through the combined and diverse efforts of citizens, organizations and governments. We work cooperatively with a broad spectrum of community agencies and committees, while also maintaining involvement in provincial and national organizations that seek to address the social needs of Canadians.

The John Howard Society of North Island is a registered charity under # BN 10754 2524 RR0001

Board of Directors

Terry Moist


Kim Kozuki

Vice President

Colin Gabelmann


John Howard Society of BC Representative

Catherine Bruce


Edward Clarke



Judith Hayes


William J Havelaar


Doug Hillian


Sarah Runyon


Executive Team


Wendy Richardson

Executive Director

Email: wendy.richardson@jhsni.bc.ca

Phone: 250-286-0611

Steve Ayers

Manager of Campbell River Community Programs

Email: steve.ayers@jhsni.bc.ca

Phone: 250-286-0611

Stacy Folk

Manager of Foundry Campbell River Programs

Email: stacy.folk@jhsni.bc.ca

Phone: 250-286-0611

Angie Prescott

Manager of Courtenay Community Programs


Phone: 250-338-7341

Natalie Meredith

Manager of ISSP & Housing Programs

Email: natalie.meredith@jhsni.bc.ca

Phone: 250-338-7341

Chris Bennett

Manager of Residential Programs


Phone: 250-286-0222

Katie MacLaurin

Manager of Youth Forensic Psychiatric Services

Email: katie.maclaurin@jhsni.bc.ca

Phone: 250-286-0640

Colleen Ross

Manager of Finance and Administration

Email: colleen.ross@jhsni.bc.ca

Phone: 250-286-0611

Tanya Storr

Director of Communications and Development

Email: tanya.storr@jhsni.bc.ca

Phone: 250-286-0611

Kirsten Hess

Senior Accountant


Phone: 250-286-0611

Alisha McLain

Manager of Human Resources


Phone: 250-286-0611

Elders Council

Susan Landell


Alberta Billy

We Wai Kai

David Somerville


Dan Billy

We Wai Kai

JoAnn Restoule

Anishnabe –Kwey

We're ready when you are.