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
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
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
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 27 June 2022, 6 pm Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details on joining.
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
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
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
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