Transition Home Survey (THS)

Summary of changes

Activity on this program started: 1991-1992

Reference period of change - 2013/2014

Collection instrument - New response category ("human trafficking") was added to question regarding reason(s) women residents came to facility; New question regarding whether facility admits children and/or youth and instructions regarding flow of questions after question asking about how admissions of male youth are handled; Rewording of response categories for number of women who have previously stayed at the facility; Clarification that admissions question refers to admission to residential programs only and that each woman and child are to be counted each time they were admitted (including repeat admissions), therefore annual admissions data for prior cycles of the survey are no longer available

Reference period of change - 2011-2012 (Snapshot day: April 18, 2012)

Annual admissions data - Reporting errors in the reporting of annual admissions were detected during processing of the 2012 data. As a result, annual admissions prior to the 2012 survey are no longer available for Canada, provinces and territories, for all shelter types.

Reference period of change - 2007-2008 (Snapshot day: April 16, 2008)

Collection instrument - New response categories were added to question number 8 (languages in which services are provided).

Reference period of change - 2005-2006 (Snapshot day: April 19, 2006)

Imputation - In 2005/2006, an imputation procedure was used for the first time to replace missing data for non-respondents on the THS.

Collection instrument - New response categories were added to questions appearing as follows on the 2005/2006 questionnaire: Questions number 6A (Services for Women), 23 (Repeat Stays), 24D (Resident with Disabilities), 30 (Reasons for 'Turnaways') and 48 (Future Challenges and Issues).

As well, three new questions (questions number 7, 43 and 44) were added to the survey instrument. Question 7 asks respondents to indicate the top 3 services currently needed but not offered or not offered at the level required to meet the needs of the residents, former residents or non-residents. Questions 43 asks respondents to identify the physical repairs and improvements they anticipate the facility will need within the next 5 years. Question 44 asks about the likely sources of funding for these anticipated physical repairs and improvements.

Reference period of change - 2003-2004 (Snapshot day: April 14, 2004)

Collection instrument - Two new questions were added.

1) Shelters were asked to identify the source(s) of referral for each of the women residing in their facility on snapshot day.

2) Shelters were asked to indicate how many of the women residing in the their facility on snapshot day had been there sometime in the past, as well as the number of times in the past year these women had been re-admitted to the shelter.

Reference period of change - 2001-2002 (Snapshot day: April 15, 2002)

Collection instrument - There were a number of minor changes to the design and/or wording for the following Questions: 1; 7; 8 to 12; 13 to 16 (formerly 14 to 16 on the 1999-2000 THS); 16; 17; 18 to 20; and 28 (formerly 28 and 29 on the 1999-2000 THS). The set of questions on Adult Males was moved to the beginning of Section 5 and two new questions regarding men admitted for reasons of abuse were added. The question (#15) from 1999-2000 THS on ventilated smoking rooms was deleted. Questions on revenues and expenditures, collected every second cycle were included on the 2001-2002 THS. A question was also added which allows respondents to indicate whether their financial numbers are estimated or audited.

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