Gold Winner Adsum for Women & Children
Silver Winner Youth Project
Bronze Winner Autism Nova Scotia
Hall of Fame Ecology Action Centre
“This is in some ways an expression of confidence in what we do,” says Adsum for Women & Children’s executive director, Sheri Lecker, on the organization’s first win. “An affirmation that we’re focused on some of the right issues, the things that matter to our community and to our province around people being housed and being cared for.” Adsum’s work, says Lecker, is part practical and immediate—providing safe housing for those who need it—but “it’s the combination of action with a having voice” to speak up and out for those whose voices have may have been dismissed or silenced.