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.

The First International Day of the Girl

Today, October 11, 2012, marks the first International Day of the Girl. Declared by the United Nations, the International Day of the Girl is the result of a campaign led by Plan Canada's Because I am a Girl initiative to create a foundation for advocating for and recognizing girls' rights around the world.

Adsum to Benefit from Shoppers Drug Mart Tree of Life Campaign



Adsum for Women & Children to Benefit from the Support of the
Shoppers Drug Mart Tree of Life Campaign


Adsum's Board President Honoured By Engineers Nova Scotia

Congratulations to our board president, Donna Morykot, who is receiving the 2012 Engineers Nova Scotia Citizenship Award today. In addition to her work leading Adsum's board, Donna actively works to protect the environment through Carbon Capture Storage Nova Scotia (CCSNS).

Ruth Goldbloom, Adsum friend and community champion, passes away

24th Annual Successful Canadian Women's Dinner

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 18:00

On Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013, Adsum for Women & Children will honour an extraordinary Canadian woman during its 24th Annual Successful Canadian Women’s Dinner at Pier 21 in Halifax, N.S.