Updates

The Power of Collaboration: A Gender-Based Violence & Women’s Homelessness Knowledge Sharing Event

By Ann de Ste Croix | May 1, 2024

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia – May 1, 2024: The Transition House Association of Nova Scotia (THANS) has secured funding from Canada’s Federal Department of Justice’s Victims and Survivors of Crime Week Fund to host a community event in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Our event, titled The Power of Collaboration, aligns with this year’s theme.  This event will … Read more

February 2024- Love Bombing

By Ann de Ste Croix | February 28, 2024

February 2024- Love Bombing Love bombing is often depicted as THE ultimate act of love in TV shows and movies, convincing an uninterested subject to fall for their overly attentive suitor. Despite what you may see on the big screen, love bombing also often violates and pushes boundaries with the goal of influencing and manipulating … Read more

Coalition Urges Immediate Action for Wage Equity in Nova Scotia’s Violence-Against-Women Sector

By Ann de Ste Croix | February 26, 2024

Halifax, NS, February 26, 2024 – The Transition House Association of Nova Scotia (THANS), alongside representatives from the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), non-unionized facilities, and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), convened once more to address critical issues within the violence-against-women sector. Following the initial gathering in November, a dedicated coalition has … Read more

FVPW 2024- Valentine’s Day Cards

By Ann de Ste Croix | February 12, 2024

This Valentine’s Day and Family Violence Prevention Week, we are excited to introduce our collection of consent-centered Valentine’s Day cards, designed to promote healthy relationships and affirm the importance of mutual respect and communication. Why Consent Matters Consent is the cornerstone of healthy relationships. It’s not just about saying “yes” or “no” to sexual activity; … Read more

Initial Reaction to the Release of the Desmond Fatality Inquiry Final Report

By Ann de Ste Croix | February 2, 2024

Transition House Association of Nova Scotia’s Initial Reaction to the Release of Desmond Fatality Inquiry Final Report HALIFAX, Nova Scotia – February 2, 2024: The Transition House Association of Nova Scotia (THANS) welcomes the long-awaited final report of the Desmond Fatality Inquiry, which acknowledges concerns raised by the gender-based violence sector and includes recommendations directed … Read more

January 2024- Stalking Awareness Month

By Ann de Ste Croix | January 22, 2024

January 2024 – Stalking & Tech-Facilitated Gender-Based Violence January is Stalking Awareness Month. In honour of this, the following offers a brief overview of stalking, what it is, who is targeted, and how technology facilitates further violence. For starters, “stalking” is a form of gender-based violence in which a pattern of behaviour directed at a … Read more

Job Postings: Education and Prevention Coordinator & Policy and Research Coordinator

By Ann de Ste Croix | January 9, 2024

We’re hiring for two new positions! Check them out below. 1. Link: Education and Prevention Coordinator 2. Link: Policy and Research Coordinator Deadline to apply is noon (12 PM AST) on January 22, 2024.

THANS Holiday Office Closure

By Ann de Ste Croix | December 14, 2023

The THANS Administrative office will be closed from December 21, 2023 to January 2, 2024. Please note our transition houses remain open 24/7, 365 days a year including holidays. Anyone requiring support can call or text 1-855-225-0220.

CUPE, PSAC, and THANS Joint Statement

By Ann de Ste Croix | November 21, 2023

Urgent Call to Action: Addressing Femicide and Gender-Based Violence in Canada

By Ann de Ste Croix | November 7, 2023