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John Howard Society launches online tool to better navigate job seeking

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Today, the John Howard Society of Ontario launched a new online tool to help those with a police record better navigate the job-seeking process.

The online tool shows those who have a police record how they can proactively and transparently disclose their record to a potential employer. Nearly one in 17 Canadians report having a criminal record, according to a media release.

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Time served: Those who have been incarcerated need fresh start

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Years ago on a Toronto subway, Lois Powers noticed a poster of a man leaving prison. The caption read: “Freedom. Now the punishment begins.”

Inspired by this powerful image, Powers went on to work for justice through various positions in social services, including the Toronto John Howard Society. Today she is the executive director of the John Howard Society (JHS) of Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton.

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