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. 

Adsum Announces 2012 Successful Canadian Women Honorees

Adsum for Women & Children will honour three extraordinary Canadian women during its 23rd Annual Successful Canadian Women’s Dinner. The event, which will take place at Pier 21 on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012, celebrates the efforts and achievements of remarkable Canadian women. This year, we will recognize the work of three women who are making a difference in the lives of women, children and youth on an international scale.

Craig Sampson

More than a decade ago, Craig Sampson visited Adsum House as part of a volunteer group from NSCC. The work of Adsum left such an impression on Craig that he organized a group of volunteers to come to Adsum House the next Christmas to help with our gift wrapping day and prepare a feast of turkey and all of the fixings for our residents, staff and volunteers.

Adsum's 5th Annual Blooming Tea Raises More than $6,000!

The fifth annual Blooming Tea presented by The Prince George Hotel on March 22 has raised more than $6,000 for Adsum. The nearly 200 people who attended were treated to tea, delicious sweets and sandwiches, great music and a fashion show. Thanks to the unusually warm weather guests were even able to enjoy time on the hotel's beautiful roof-top patio.

This year's fashion show highlighted spring accessory trends and featured pieces from Biscuit, Black Market, Grimsmo, Pink Mascara, Pretty Things Boutique, Sock It To Ya and Splurge.

Adsum to Offer Drop-In Laundry and Shower Facilities for Women in the Community

Adsum is excited to be opening a new Drop In space at the Alders - our supportive housing building at 2380 Gottingen Street in Halifax. Since opening last spring the Alders has been home to up to 12 women and children. Beginning this Wednesday we are making our laundry facilities and a shower available to women in the community.

Adsum Receives More than $20,000 from Shoppers Drug Mart Tree of Life Campaign

Thanks to the combined efforts of Shoppers Drug Mart, its employees and its customers, women, children and female youth will have even greater access to shelter, services and programming through Adsum for Women & Children.  Supporting women’s whole health in body, mind and spirit, Shoppers Drug Mart’s 2011 Tree of Life fundraising campaign raised more than $20,000 for Adsum for Women and Children.