Nova Institution for Women
180 James Street
Truro, Nova Scotia, B2N 6R8
Note: Information below may no longer be accurate. Please contact the Institution directly for up-to-date information.
Nova Institution is a Maximum, Medium and Minimum security Federal Institution for exclusively female inmates. Nova Institution can handle upto 99 female inmates and is one of the only exclusively female institutions in Canada.
Do I need to be on an Incarcerated persons visitors list?
Yes, visiting application form must be filled out. If there are children visiting then a child waiver application must be filled out for the child as well.
Click here to download any official forms from Correctional Service Canada: https://www.csc-scc.gc.ca/forms/index-eng.shtml
How can I schedule a visit?
Visits must be booked 24 hrs in advance.
Length of visit: varies depending on security clearance
Number of visits per week: varies, usually 2 per week
Number of visitors per visit: 3
Can I drop off money to my loved one when I visit?Cannot leave money for inmates when you arrive for a visit
Visitation hours vary call ahead for times
Due to Covid-19 restrictions and potential changes with Visitation process, click here to visit the Correctional Service Canada Website and review visitation requirements.
* Be sure to call ahead as visitation hours may change