Updates

VACANCY: PROJECT ASSISTANT

By Ann de Ste Croix | June 12, 2023

VACANCY: Coordinator, Nova Scotia Highest Risk Domestic Violence Table

By Ann de Ste Croix | April 17, 2023

Job Title: Coordinator, Nova Scotia Highest Risk Domestic Violence Table, One-Year Term Position (Full-Time) About Us The Transition House Association of Nova Scotia (THANS) is an umbrella association of Violence-Against-Women organizations across the province. This position is connected to a provincial multi-agency prototype and provides a unique experience, with primary reporting responsibilities to THANS and day-to-day … Read more

Transition House Association of Nova Scotia’s Initial Reaction to Release of Mass Casualty Commission Final Report

By Ann de Ste Croix | March 30, 2023

Transition House Association of Nova Scotia’s Initial Reaction to Release of Mass Casualty Commission Final Report HALIFAX, March 30, 2023—The Transition House Association of Nova Scotia (THANS), an organization who held participant standing in the Mass Casualty Commission’s inquiry into the events of April 2020, says it is encouraged by the main findings and recommendations … Read more

THANS Receives Provincial Funding to Support Transition Houses Across the Province

By Ann de Ste Croix | March 8, 2023

MEDIA RELEASE Transition House Association of Nova Scotia receives Provincial Funding to Support Transition Houses Across the Province HALIFAX, March 8, 2023–Transition House Association of Nova Scotia (THANS) announced today, on International Women’s Day, they have been awarded 4 million dollars in funding by the Province of Nova Scotia to help address gender-based violence in … Read more

THANS Administrative Office Holiday Hours

By Ann de Ste Croix | December 9, 2022

The Transition House Association of Nova Scotia administrative office will be closed for the holidays starting on December 20th, 2022, and will re-open on January 3, 2023. For many victims of domestic abuse, the holidays often mean putting on a happy face for friends and family. The increased number of social gatherings and family tension … Read more

Barriers to Accessing Justice for Victims of Domestic Violence in NS

By Ann de Ste Croix | November 17, 2022

While there have been important legal strides made to protect women and children experiencing domestic violence over the years, such as the recent amendments to the Divorce Act, there remain numerous barriers to accessing justice for survivors of violence. For victims, these barriers show up almost immediately when navigating the various systems that step in … Read more

VACANCY: Finance Administrator

By Ann de Ste Croix | September 26, 2022

Legislation, education, everyday actions can foster a culture of consent

By Ann de Ste Croix | September 20, 2022

We do not live in a culture of consent. I was reminded of this fact when scrolling through the comments of a news article criticizing the recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada that maintains that “stealthing”, the act of pretending to use a condom, or removing one prior to sex, without the partner’s … Read more

Nova Scotian Podcast About Domestic Violence Wins International Award

By Ann de Ste Croix | August 5, 2022

August 5th 2022: Halifax, NS – The Nova Scotian podcast series by the Transition House Association of Nova Scotia (THANS), Somebody Must Say these Things, has gained international recognition from the Purple Ribbon Award. The awards are organized by Theresa’s Fund and DomesticShelters.org to honor the countless heroes of the domestic violence movement, including advocates, … Read more

OPINION: Victim Blaming Normalizes Violence Against Women

By Ann de Ste Croix | July 15, 2022

  People needing support should either call or text the provincial toll-free line 1-855-225-0220, available 24/7 or their local shelter organization. If you are in an emergency situation, call 911.