Welcome to Breton House

Press Releases

  • Breton House is please to welcome our new Executive Director Laura McConnell.
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  • Addictions Counsellor Job Posting. Click Here to read more.

Mission Statement

To improve the health and well-being of women with substance use issues by offering opportunities for growth and change.


Women empowered with HOPE








Our approach is holistic and rooted in the 12-Step philosophy. We encourage women to seek additional opportunities for growth and change through the various resources available in the community.

The Genevieve Nelder Founder's Award


The Genevieve Nelder Founder’s Award was instituted in 2006 on the 20th anniversary of the opening of the recovery home. It was named in honor of Genevieve Nelder who worked tirelessly to ensure that women had a safe place in which to recover from their substance addictions.

The award is presented to individuals who celebrate recovery as an exciting journey for women with addiction issues and who have made an outstanding contribution to improving the lives of these women and their families


Breton House is an 8-10 home where women 19 years of age and older may take part in a program designed to assist them in addressing their substance use issues. In order to ensure that the home is safe for all:

  • We have zero tolerance for violence, threats or the illegal activities of women residing in the home
  • We have zero tolerance for the use of alcohol and other drugs while residing in the home
  • The home is a SMOKE FREE environment with a designated smoke area outside
  • The home is a SCENT FREE environment due to the increased sensitivity and allergies of some clients and staff


The views expressed in the publication of this website are those of the Algoma Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Centre and do not reflect those of the Northeast Local Health Integration Network.