Updates & News

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.

THANS AGM 2021-2022

By Ann de Ste Croix | June 20, 2022

THANS AGM 27 June 2022, 6 pm Please email coordinator@thans.ca for details on joining.

Harbour House, Bridgewater- Seeking Executive Director

By Ann de Ste Croix | May 11, 2022

Harbour House is hiring a seasoned Executive Director to oversee, lead, and manage the operations of the shelter and its programs on-site in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. The ED is accountable to the Board of Directors of the Association, ensuring that all activities and programs are carried in a way that increases independence, promotes self-sufficiency and … Read more

Written Brief for the Study on Intimate Partner and Domestic Violence in Canada

By Ann de Ste Croix | April 1, 2022

April 1, 2022: The Transition House Association of Nova Scotia (THANS) and community partners submitted a brief on Intimate Partner Violence to the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on the Status of Women, on behalf of the Metro Interagency Committee on Family Violence. This Brief focuses on 4 key areas for preventing IPV in Canada … Read more

THANS Statement in Response to Halifax Examiner

By Ann de Ste Croix | March 23, 2022

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

By Ann de Ste Croix | February 22, 2022

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

By Ann de Ste Croix | February 9, 2022

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

By Ann de Ste Croix | January 14, 2022

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

THANS NAP Days of Action

By admin | November 30, 2021

Join us in taking part in the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence. A video covering THANS NAP Days of Action.


By Ann de Ste Croix | November 4, 2021

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