Work For The Hope Project

© 2018 by Hope Project Addiction Recovery Services Co-op Lmt. 

To Hope. To Honour. To Heal. 

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Our Team
Dr. Laura Whyte & Andrew S.
Co-Founder & Board Chair

Laura and Andrew are co-founders of the Hope Project, originally starting the initiative in 2014. The two now serve on our board of directors, Laura serving as the board's chair. 


Andrew is a pharmacist with Lawton's Pharmacy, and Laura serves as a physician at the Glace Bay Hospital and the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. 


Together they have three incredible little children. 

Margaret Nichols-MacAdam
Executive Director

After working for Cape Breton Health Authority in Addiction Services for 16 years, Margaret Nichols-MacAdam is a veteran in addiction treatment services. She has extensive experience in addiction counseling and patient advocacy.


Margaret has also worked for the Elizebeth Fry Society, facilitating a program focused on women with addictions in rural areas. Other experience includes working on accreditation teams for the health authority and Addictions Services.


She has initiated AA/GA meetings for women in Sydney & Baddeck and the Sydney LGBT community. Margaret has been active on many community boards, including the Every Women Centre.


Her experience gives her a broad knowledge of diverse populations and their unique needs. Margaret, herself, is also 30 years sober and continues to be active in self-help.


She enjoys working out, boating with her husband on the Mira, and is an active member of Cape Breton Christian Fellowship Church. 

Hope Project 


Hope Project is a live-in, skill development home for women seeking healing from their addictions. It is a program that provides support and tools to the women involved so that they can ultimately work towards restoring a drug-free life, full of joy and hope!


Our program will consist of:


  • Individual Coaching

  • Group Programs

  • Skill Development

  • Work Programs

  • Maintenance Therapy


We have now expanded our house's capacity to accommodate 8 women and encourage anyone who is interested in participating to apply.

Need more details? Contact us

We are happy to answer any questions. Contact us by phone or email.