About Our Organization

We truly appreciate donations and sponsorships. Please contact our Executive Director to discuss how we can work together to help protect vulnerable women in our communities.


Paula Valois
Executive Director
(705) 856-2848


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Tracey and Mark Toffner (Tim Hortons Wawa) presented Chadwic Home Executive Director Paula Valois with the proceeds of this year's Smile Cookie Campaign.

Tracey and Mark Toffner (Tim Hortons Wawa) presented CHADWIC Home Executive Director Paula Valois with the proceeds of this year's Smile Cookie Campaign.

Board of Directors:

Marnie Lafleur - Chairperson

Lucie Haman

Katrina Beerkens

Carole Bouffard

Tammy Asselin

Tracy Amos

Julie Hunter

Stephanie Stamler

History

CHADWIC is an acronym which stands for Chapleau, Hornepayne, Algoma District Women In Crisis indicating the areas of service of the organization. It was established in 1985 after a women’s group called “Herizons” completed a Needs Study which determined that there was a need for a shelter for abused women and their children in the North Algoma and Chapleau area.

The findings of the Needs Study coincided with a provincial government initiative to build Family Resource Centres in Northern Ontario. The Family Resource Centres (FRC’s) were being built with funding from the provincial government. The ongoing operation funding would be shared through the provincial and municipal governments and by the District Social Services Administration Boards.

The municipality of Michipicoten was the sponsoring or administrative body for CHADWIC Home. There was also an Advisory Committee which advised the municipality in the operations of the program.


In 1991, the Advisory Committee sought incorporation status and became the new Board of Directors of CHADWIC Home, Inc.

Since it’s opening, CHADWIC Home has expanded its services to include Outreach to the entire service area, a Transitional Housing and Support Program and Support Groups for Women and Children. CHADWIC Home has taken a leading role in the organization of local events such as “Take Back the Night”, “International Women’s Day”, “December 6th, National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women”.

CHADWIC Home also provides Public Awareness and Education on the issue of woman abuse through presentations and workshops. The Neighbours, Friends and Families and Kanawayhitowin Public Education Campaigns are coordinated in the North Algoma area through CHADWIC Home.

In 1991, the Advisory Committee sought incorporation status and became the new Board of Directors of CHADWIC Home, Inc.

Since it’s opening, CHADWIC Home has expanded its services to include Outreach to the entire service area, a Transitional Housing and Support Program and Support Groups for Women and Children. CHADWIC Home has taken a leading role in the organization of local events such as “Take Back the Night”, “International Women’s Day”, “December 6th, National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women”.

CHADWIC Home also provides Public Awareness and Education on the issue of woman abuse through presentations and workshops. The Neighbours, Friends and Families and Kanawayhitowin Public Education Campaigns are coordinated in the North Algoma area through CHADWIC Home.

Mission Statement

CHADWIC Home Inc. is a non-profit, community-based organization representing North Algoma, Chapleau, all First Nations and all communities within that geographical area. CHADWIC Home Inc. is dedicated to the eradication of all forms of violence and abuse against women and children by providing shelter and supportive services to women, age 16 and over and their children.

Statement Of Philosophy

  1. We believe that it is a basic human right to live without the fear of physical, emotional, or sexual abuse;
  2. We believe that it is a basic human right to live without the destructive forces of sexism, racism, oppression and poverty; and
  3. We are committed to working towards creating a society that respects and upholds these rights.

Aims & Objectives

  1. To provide a safe and secure refuge to women in crisis and their children which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week;
  2. To recognize the strength of each woman and offer a supportive, non-judgemental service in order that a woman may make decisions for herself;
  3. To recognize the specific and distinct needs of children from abusive environments, and offer programs and services designed to support these children;
  4. To provide supportive counselling so that a woman may gain perspective on her situation and can consider alternatives and options;
  5. To provide Outreach services for the communities within our catchment area;
  6. To provide public education and awareness to the communities that we serve on the dynamics of woman abuse;
  7. To promote and participate in community efforts to eliminate violence against women; and
  8. To provide all services in a non-partisan, non-sectarian, and non-judgmental manner.