Bluenose Marathon Team

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 11:00 to Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 15:00

Join our staff, volunteers and friends as we walk and run in the 2016 Bluenose Marathon and raise money for Adsum for Women & Children. All ages very welcome.

Sign up or Sponsor our team here:

Volunteer Appreciation Week

This is Canada's week to recognize, celebrate and thank our volunteers and here at Adsum we have some of the best.


2014 Blooming Tea

Lucky Winners
Book Club Ladies
Kate & Rich
Maggies Boutique Model
Maggies Boutique Model
Maggies Boutique Model
Maggies Boutique Model
Maggies Boutique Model
Maggies Boutique Model
Sheri Lecker; Adsum Executive Director

March 20th was the Seventh Annual Blooming Tea  presented by The Prince George Hotel, which raised over $6,000 for Adsum for Women & Children.

A wonderful afternoon of Tea, Music, Great Food and Friends with a Fashion Show featuring Maggies Boutique.

Beautiful cakes and delicacies from 29 bakeries and chefs and gorgeous Floral arrangements from around the city, went home with lucky attendees. Many thanks to Leigh Beauchamp Day for her time and talent in photographing the event and providing the attached photos.

Adsum's Executive Director Receives Honorary Degree

Community Leaders to Receive Honorary Degrees from Saint Mary’s University


Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 20:00

The Company House is going to be seeing some love this weekend. Haligonians Chantal Caissie and Jen Ochej have put together Love Does, a benefit concert headlined by folk darling Amelia Curran. The event was conceived as a response to the polarizing reactions of HRM residents to the announcement that Chris Brown was to play a concert in Halifax.

Adsum Applauds the Release of "Cornerstone Compromised: A Critical Analysis of Changes to Special Needs Assistance in Nova Scotia"

Halifax, NS, July 19, 2013 - As an organization that works with and advocates for some of Nova Scotia's most marginalized income assistance recipients, we applaud the report released this week by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, "Cornerstone Compromised: A Critical Analysis of Changes to Special Needs Assistance in Nova Scotia." We have, indeed, experienced these changes with our clients, and know that these changes are making it more difficult - at times impossible - for



Jeanne Beker to be Honoured at Successful Canadian Women's Dinner

Halifax, NS (April 24, 2013) – Adsum for Women & Children is thrilled to announce that it will be honouring Canadian broadcaster and fashion icon, Jeanne Beker at its 24thSuccessful Canadian Women’s Dinner this fall.  The event, which will take place at Pier 21 on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013, celebrates the efforts and achievements of remarkable Canadian women.

Adsum Provides Input on First Provincial Housing Strategy

In November, the Department of Community Services announced the launch of public consultation in the development of the province's first plan to address the housing needs of Nova Scotians. In response to the invitation for input, Adsum for Women & Children has submitted the following document:

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Shoppers Drug Mart Raises More than $30,000 for Adsum for Women & Children through Tree of Life Campaign

Halifax, December 6, 2012 –Thanks to the combined efforts of Shoppers Drug Mart, its employees and customers, women, children and youth in the Halifax Regional Municipality will have improved access to shelter, programs and services. The Shoppers Drug Mart 2012 Tree of Life fundraising campaign has raised more than $30,000 for Adsum for Women and Children.

Nova Scotia Government Announces Continued Funding for Housing Support Workers

We received great news today! The Province of Nova Scotia has renewed its commitment to funding seven Housing Support Workers in Halifax - people who assist men and women in finding and maintaining permanent housing.

Adsum's Housing Support Worker - in place since July 2011 - has helped nearly 200 men, women and children find safe, secure housing.