Over the past week, the THANS office has been busy writing to all NS candidates in the upcoming federal election, urging them to : Support a National Action Plan on Violence Against Women and Gender-Based Violence; Secure Sustainable Funding; Immediately Address the Housing Crisis; And Advance Child Protection and Criminal Justice Efforts; The full text … Read more


This letter has been sent to all NS Federal Candidates: 31 August 2021 On behalf of our staff and Board of Directors with the Transition House Association of Nova Scotia (THANS), we want to congratulate you on your candidacy and offer our best wishes to you, and your campaign team, in the short weeks ahead. … Read more


THANS is seeking to hire a Project Assistant on a short-term, part-time basis, with possibility of renewal based on available funding. Duties and Responsibilities: The Project Assistant supports the efficient day-to-day operation of the THANS office, and the work of the THANS Provincial Coordinator.  The Project Assistant will support the Provincial Coordinator with project and … Read more

Digital Lifelines for Atlantic Canadian Women in Crisis: Rogers Expands Phone Program to Women’s Shelters and Transition Houses Across New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador

This article first appeared on Rogers on May 18, 2021   hones and plans to 30 shelters and transition houses across the region to help women and their children, including Indigenous women, escape violence and abuse Rogers enabling safe, critical connectivity for women in crisis as shelters see a spike in frequency and severity of … Read more

Choking and Strangulation in the Context of Domestic Violence

Choking and strangulation is a particular form of physical assault carrying high risk of brain injury and death. Women are disproportionately the victims of choking and strangulation, with research indicating that lower-income, younger women have more frequently suffered this form of assault. In the context of domestic violence, the occurrence of choking and strangulation between … Read more

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Across Nova Scotia, the members of Transition House Association of Nova Scotia support sexual assault survivors in their local communities by offering them a safe place to stay, counseling, and accompaniment to health or legal services. While anyone may suffer a sexual assault, women and girls are the most frequent victims. Sexual assault isn’t only … Read more

Support and Services to Transgender Women

  Supports and Services for Transgender Women Experiencing Violence A Position Paper by Veronica Merryfield Canada has a global reputation in implementing legislation to protect the rights of minorities, such as people with gender identities and expressions who do not follow stereotypical views of how men and women should look like and behave. However, transgender … Read more