Status of Women News

Sooner Than Later conference poster

"In 2020, through funding under “Standing Together: a provincial action plan to prevent domestic violence,” a Domestic Violence Offender Navigator (DVON) was hired to work with the Halifax Regional Police’s Domestic Violence Officer (DVO). The goal was to support high risk offenders of domestic violence access services sooner rather than later.

Save the Date - Domestic Violence Symposium

Halifax Regional Police, Victims Services, invite you to join a virtual symposium to hear about the Community Interventions being provided to male offenders of domestic violence.

Men's Helpline

Life can be tough. It’s okay for everyone to reach out and ask for help.

Most calls for support are from women, and we want to make it easier for men to reach out for help too. That’s why we are now offering a Men’s Helpline, available 24/7 through 211.

Someone is always ready to listen. It’s free. It’s confidential. It can help. Call 211 to connect.



"MONCTON, May 18, 2021 – Rogers Communications today announced it has expanded its phone and plan program to connect more Atlantic Canadian women and their children with digital lifelines and support to escape violence and abuse.  Rogers has increased its support from last year, by donating phones and plans to 30 women’s shelters and transition houses in Rogers wireless coverage areas in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador during this third wave of the pandemic.