Sarah’s Story: Surviving Abuse at Hope’s Place

Once a woman leaves her abuser, it is critical that we provide enough support to ensure her safety (and the safety of her children and pets). It can be incredibly dangerous and isolating for a woman to leave her abusive relationship - but it is possible, especially if we work together to put a safety [...]

2022-08-03T14:08:27-07:00August 3rd, 2022|update|

Arden’s Story: Surviving Abuse at Hope’s Place

Are you seeking financial support for rent on the North Shore, emergency shelter, or 2nd stage housing? Call our Women’s 24-Hour Support Line at 604-987-3374. You may also email Shona Johnston, Homeless Prevention Program Coordinator, at, or contact SAGE Transition House directly at Once a woman takes the courageous [...]

2022-08-03T11:14:31-07:00August 2nd, 2022|update|

Celebrating Pride in Full Drag

2SLGBTQ+ women are uniquely vulnerable to gender-based violence (read more, Wisdom 2 Action). Partnering with local 2SLGBTQ+ organizations enriches our individual experiences, gives us a chance to connect, and can help us reflect on how to improve as a social service agency. Shortly after this event was internally announced, we [...]

2022-08-02T11:13:29-07:00July 26th, 2022|update|

A Walk to Remember the Women at Polytechnique Montréal

Dec 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against women. This day was started after the murder of  14 young women at Polytechnique Montréal on Dec 6, 1989. national-day-remembrance. The NS VAWIR (Violence Against Women in Relationships) committee ( also marks this as a day to remember the Missing and Murdered [...]

2022-06-08T12:44:35-07:00December 1st, 2021|update|

Shoppers Loves SAGE!

Shoppers Drug Mart is supporting NSCSS again this year The LOVE YOU campaign! Every dollar raised by the LOVE YOU by Shoppers Drug Mart directly goes to us to help women in your community. Since 2011, the LOVE YOU campaign has put women’s health first and has supported more than 450 women’s charities annually across [...]

2021-10-26T14:36:56-07:00October 25th, 2021|update|

Nicole Sexton

It is with our deepest sorrows to announce that Nicole Sexton passed away on April 20, 2021. Nicole worked with Good Stuff Connection for 20 years dedicated to helping our clients and customers, always with a bright smile on her face. She was a truly great friend and coworker to all of us and we [...]

2021-04-26T11:42:18-07:00April 26th, 2021|update|

Remembering Janet

We are incredibly sad at the loss of Janet Wynne-Edwards, vice president on our board at NSCSS.  Janet was an incredibly warm and cheerful person - always willing to jump into the fray.  She was a big behind-the-scenes supporter in a lot of ways - with the Gala of Grace in particular, and using her [...]

2020-07-31T10:11:52-07:00July 29th, 2020|update|
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