THANS Statement in Response to Halifax Examiner

March 23, 2022: As an umbrella association of violence-against-women organizations in the province, the Transition House Association of Nova Scotia (THANS) feels compelled to respond to the Halifax Examiner’s article titled “Cheating and beating: the tragic lead-up to the Portapique massacre” dated March 22, 2022. We believe that there is no such thing as an … Read more

THANS Statement on Mass Casualty Commissions’ Foundational Documents

Kjipuktuk/Halifax, February 22, 2022: Earlier today, the Mass Casualty Commission, the independent public inquiry into the April 2020 Nova Scotia mass casualty, released its first set of Foundational Documents. The release of these documents marks the beginning of its public proceedings. The Transition House Association of Nova Scotia (THANS) has participated in the inquiry as … Read more

Joint Statement on the Effects of the “Freedom Convoy” on Women and Children Fleeing Violence

Originally posted on Women’s Shelters Canada website. The Transition House Association of Nova Scotia (THANS), Women’s Shelters Canada, and partner provincial and territorial association members condemn the blatant acts of violence, misogyny, and white supremacy demonstrated in Ottawa, Winnipeg, Quebec City, Vancouver, Toronto, Windsor, Edmonton, Coutts, Whitehorse – and elsewhere across the country – over … Read more

Media Release: THANS Welcomes Ann de Ste Croix as Provincial Coordinator

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kjipuktuk, January 14, 2022: The Transition House Association of Nova Scotia (THANS) welcomes Ann de Ste Croix as Provincial Coordinator. The Acadia University and Dalhousie University graduate will bring a wealth of experience to THANS, both in supporting its member organizations as well as working collaboratively with government and other equity-seeking entities. … Read more


The Transition House Association of Nova Scotia (THANS) is the Provincial Voice for Member Organizations that provide crisis and transitional services for women & their children experiencing violence and abuse. THANS is seeking an exceptional candidate for the position of Provincial Coordinator. This position is part time funded by core funding and hours can be … Read more


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