The mission of Bernadette McCann House is to work for change that will end abuse by providing safety, support and education to all those who experience abuse.
Statement of Philosophy
Accountability and respect for diversity are fundamental, guiding principles of Bernadette McCann House.
To live free of fear, oppression, and any form of abuse is a basic human right.
Every person should be free to make their own choices regarding the direction of their lives. All people, including children affected by abuse, should be free to speak and be heard, and have their individual needs acknowledged.
Abusers must accept accountablity for the short and long-term effect their abuse has on others.
As part of the participation process for Bernadette McCann House, a series of six focus groups were held throughout Renfrew County. These focus groups which involved a variety of participants; women, men and service providers were conducted to gather information regarding what individuals knew about the Bernadette McCann House (BMH), if they referred anyone to BMH and what suggestions they would make to improve BMH services. The groups were convened between October and November 2018. Click here to download the Focus Report.