About Our Organization

Our Mission

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 aged 16 and over, and their children.

Board of Directors

  • Chairperson: Marie Lafleur 
  • Vice-Chair: Tammy Asselin 
  • Director: Katrina Beerkens 
  • Director: Tracy Amos 
  • Director: Stephanie Stamler

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.
  3. We are committed to working towards creating a society that respects and upholds these rights.


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 there was a need for a shelter for abused women and their children in the North Algoma and Chapleau areas.

The findings of the “Needs Study” coincided with a provincial government initiative to build Family Resource Centres in Northern Ontario. The Family Resource Centres (FRCs) 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 on 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 its 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  the abuse of women, through presentations and workshops. The Neighbours, Friends, and Families, and Kanawayhitowin Public Education Campaigns, are coordinated in the North Algoma area through CHADWIC Home.

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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.


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


Paula Valois
Executive Director
(705) 856-2848