The John Howard Society of Saskatchewan (JHSS) would like to
recognize our President, Christine Boyczuk, on receiving the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal.
This is a prestigious award that recognizes some of the best volunteers in Saskatchewan. Given
Christine’s exceptional leadership skills, numerous volunteer positions, and demonstrated
humility, she is a perfect role model to the people of our province.
Christine was elected to the JHSS Board of Directors in 2015, serving as Vice President before
becoming President in 2017. Her strong commitment and dedication to the JHSS has been
evident since she joined the Board. Christine brings an extensive background in governance
having chaired the Provincial Special Education Review for the province of Saskatchewan
(producing the government report Directions for Diversity in 2000). She has served on numerous
boards, most notably as chair of the Provincial SIAST Board of Directors, Vice Chair, Moose Jaw
YMCA Board of Directors, member of the Canadian Mental Health Association Moose Jaw
Branch, Board, Vice President of the Friendly City Optimist Club and an active member of the
Wakamow Rotary Club.
Christine was most recently named the Moose Jaw Citizen of the Year for 2017 for her
commitment to volunteerism in her community and the province. Many people describe Christine
as someone who leads the charge to address a need in the community. Christine does not expect
recognition for her work, but does this work because she legitimately wants to improve the lives
of people in her community.
She has been a strong supporter of many non-profit organizations and her work has had a positive
impact on the entire Province of Saskatchewan. The JHSS congratulates Christine on this award
and feels honoured to have one of the best volunteers as the President of their Board.
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ABOUT JHSS
The John Howard Society of Saskatchewan (JHSS) is a well-established non-profit provincial
organization that provides effective, just, and humane services in response to the causes and
consequences of crime, and assists individuals who are at risk or are involved in the criminal
justice process. Because “If Not Us, Then Who”. The organization is named after John Howard,
a philanthropist and early English prison reformer. JHSS has been incorporated since 1958.
For additional information, please visit www.sk.johnhoward.ca.
For more information:
Ben Feist
Second Vice Chair of the Board
John Howard Society of Saskatchewan
benedict.feistusask.ca
1-306-361-9831 (cell)