New Affordable Second-Stage Housing for Indigenous Women and Children Housing Nova Scotia March 17, 2017 11:23 AM Indigenous women and children fleeing domestic violence will soon have a safe new place to call home, with the help of government funding for affordable second-stage housing. Joanne Bernard, Minister responsible for Housing Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women, … Read more

Domestic violence protections extended to First Nations communities in Nova Scotia…ties-nova-scotia/ Judges and justices of the peace can now issue emergency protection orders for families, rather than only a peace bond. METRO FILE Justice Minister Diana Whalen By: Staff Metro Published on Wed Mar 15 2017 First Nations families dealing with domestic violence now have greater access to protection, according to the province. In a … Read more

Chatelaine Magazine: Indigenous communities across Canada need women’s shelters now Indigenous communities across Canada need women’s shelters now The Liberal government announced it will build five new shelters on reserves by 2019. But those who work in these communities say that’s not nearly enough. by Jenn Jefferys Updated Feb 24, 2017 Portraits of murdered and missing women on a memorial table at the 2nd National … Read more

THANS Press Release – Wear Purple during Family Violence Prevention Week Feb 12-18,2017

Transition House Association of NS Friday, Feb 10, 2017 MEDIA RELEASE:  THANS calls for Nova Scotian’s to wear purple during Family Violence Prevention Week.  The impact of family violence is extensive – from human suffering, to loss of workplace productivity, to increasing demands on government and community agencies.  In addition to the human suffering, the … Read more

“Say Something if you See Something” Police Press Release

January 10, 2017 Nova Scotia police asking community industries to “Say Something if you See Something” Police officers in Nova Scotia are equipping their communities with tools to help identify potential victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. It’s part of the “Say Something if you See Something” education and awareness campaign, aimed at employees … Read more

Cape Breton Transition House talks about lack of affordable housing Lack of affordable housing puts Sydney shelter in crunch Vulnerable women and children may return to abusers, says Transition House director Lack of affordable housing in Cape Breton is putting some women and children back in the same dangerous living situations they’ve attempted to flee, says the executive director of a Sydney shelter. Helen … Read more

Job Opportunity – Canadian Network Women’s Shelters and Transition Houses

RESEARCH AND PROGRAM OFFICER   ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters and Transition Houses The Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters and Transition Houses was created by the provincial and territorial shelter associations who identified a need for a unified voice on the issue of violence against women at the national/federal level.  The Network was … Read more