Community Notices

Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, October 30, 2014

New listings this week:
1) Tomorrow – Books for Treats!
2) Purple Ribbon Pinning Bee Next Tuesday
3) Save the Date: The Charlottetown Memorial Service – December 5th This Year
4) “Forgiven/Forgotten” – Restorative Justice Play in Charlottetown
5) Blue Whale Fundraiser Dinner
6) Island Literary Awards will Rock The Guild on November 1st: Word!
7) Voluntary Resource Centre Honours Volunteers at Annual Breakfast
8) McMaster Study about Women’s Experience with HIV Health and Social Services
9) Event for Seniors: Learning and Caring for Ourselves 3: A Free Conference on Healthy Active Aging
10) Reminding Canadians to have a safe Halloween/ Conseils pour célébrer l’Halloween en toute sécurité
11) PEIBWA E-News for October 30, 2014

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2014-2015 Purple Ribbon Campaign

Demand a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women.

The Purple Ribbon Campaign Against Violence (Campagne du ruban violet contre la violence) was initiated by the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women in 1991 to remember the 14 women who were murdered at L’École Polytechnique in Montreal on December 6, 1purple ribbon campaign bookmarks989, and to raise awareness about violence against women.

We are very grateful to the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) for allowing us to share their Sisters in Spirit logo “Grandmother Moon” on this year’s Purple Ribbon Campaign bookmarks. As well, we are grateful to Walking With Our Sisters (WWOS) for the beautiful moccasin vamp image that is on this year’s multilingual poster. The 2014-15 resources will be ready for full distribution November 1. New resources will be updated on this website throughout November and December.

We also appreciate working with the Aboriginal Women’s Association of PEI (AWA) on the theme of missing and murdered Indigenous women. They have assisted Council and staff to better understand the realities of Aboriginal women, and have helped to make meaningful connections with Indigenous organizations and communities on PEI. Wela’lin.

  • Purple Pinning Party – Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 6:30 pm-8:00 pm, Beanz Espresso Cafe, 38 University Avenue, Charlottetown
  • Save the Date! The Memorial Service this year will be on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm, at Memorial Hall, Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown.

For more information, please email info@peistatusofwomen.ca or call the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women at 902-368-4510.

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Thank you to 2014 contributors to the Purple Ribbon Campaign for generous assistance  (this list will be updated intermittently):

  • Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC)
  • Federated Women’s Institutes of PEI
  • Quilting B & More
  • Teyumbar and Sean MacLean, Canada World Youth volunteers
  • Judy Clark and Julie Pellissier-Lush, Aboriginal Women’s Association
  • Jessie Housty
  • Chris Ledwell
  • Dr. Lynn Gehl
  • Christi Belcourt, Walking With Our Sisters
  • Staff of Anderson House, Family Violence Prevention Services (FVSP)

Click for more on past Purple Ribbon Campaigns.

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Bienvenue Yvonne!

L-R: PEI Status of Women Executive Director Jane Ledwell, Council member Yvonne Deagle, and Program Coordinator, Michelle Jay, in Summerside recently.

L-R: PEI Status of Women Executive Director Jane Ledwell, Council member Yvonne Deagle, and Program Coordinator Michelle Jay, in Summerside recently.

Le Conseil consultatif sur la situation de la femme de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard est heureux d’accueillir un nouveau membre du conseil!

Yvonne Deagle de Miminegash a été nommé par le gouvernement pour siéger au Conseil pour les prochaines années. Yvonne est le vice-présidente d’Actions Femmes. Elle vit avec son mari et elle a deux enfants adultes et cinq petits-enfants. Elle possède une expérience en tant que conseillère municipale et administratrice municipale et elle a travaillé en comptabilité. Actuellement, Yvonne travaille pour la Commission scolaire français et est un bénévole actif de nombreux d’organismes communautaires acadiens et francophones. Elle a beaucoup d’énergie et un vif sens de l’humour. Nous ne pouvons pas attendre de travailler avec Yvonne sur les questions qui sont importantes pour les femmes de l’île et leurs familles.

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The PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women is delighted to welcome a new Council member!

Yvonne Deagle of Miminegash was appointed by government to serve on the Council for the next several years. Yvonne is the the vice-chairperson of Actions Femmes. She is the mother of two grown children and grandmother of five. She has a background as a municipal councillor and municipal administrator and has also worked in accounting. Yvonne works for the French School Board and is an active volunteer on numerous boards of Acadian and Francophone community organizations. Yvonne has great energy and a sense of humour. We can’t wait to have her work with us on issues that matter to Island women and their families.

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Community Notices

Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, October 23, 2014

New listings this week:
1) Beginning Today: Wo-He-Lo Clothing Sale
2) Tonight: Energy Efficiency in the Home
3) Peace Talk and Peace Walk
4) Soul Food is Sunday!
5) PEIBWA E-News for October 22
6) Fill the Bus Fridays
7) Annual General Meeting – PEIANC
8) Books for Treats
9) Infobites/Vignettes
10) 23rd Annual Daniel O’Hanley Memorial Lecture
11) A Bold Vision for Canada! Charlottetown’s 2014 Declaration

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Women in Municipal Politics Guide

"Women Care for Communities" Municipal Election Guide 2014The PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women is releasing “Women Care for Communities,” a guide to upcoming municipal elections.

On November 3, municipal elections are happening. Women have a lot to contribute, whether they are running for elected office or turning out to vote and have their say.

Our new municipal election guide highlights the many ways local governments affect women’s lives. In areas including safety, environment, housing, transportation, recreation, and culture, small communities can make improvements. Including women and other under-represented groups is good for community life.

The guide also highlights the goal of increasing representation of women in government. Municipalities are great places to shape women leaders.

Available online at this link: Women Care for Communities: Municipal Election Guide 2014.

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On pourra bientôt consulter L’engagement féminin au sein des collectivités, un guide des élections municipales 2014 mis au point par le Conseil consultatif sur la situation de la femme de l’Î.-P.-É.http://www.gov.pe.ca/photos/original/acsw_municip14.pdf

Nous voulons que les femmes prennent une part active aux élections municipales le 3 novembre. Les femmes ont beaucoup à offrir, que ce soit en se présentant comme candidates ou en votant pour faire valoir leurs opinions.

Notre nouveau guide des élections municipales fait état des nombreuses répercussions que les administrations municipales peuvent avoir sur la vie des femmes. Les petites collectivités peuvent apporter des améliorations en matière de sécurité, d’environnement, de logement, de transport, de loisirs et de culture. L’inclusion des femmes et d’autres groupes sous-représentés ne fait qu’enrichir la vie communautaire.

Le guide souligne également l’importance d’accroître la représentation des femmes au sein des gouvernements. Les municipalités sont des endroits idéaux où encourager les femmes à devenir de véritables leaders.

L’engagement féminin au sein des collectivités : Guide des élections municipales 2014 est disponible en ligne

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Community Notices

Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, October 16, 2014

New listings this week:
1) Women in Municipal Politics Guide
2) Purple Ribbon Pinning Bee – Tuesday, Nov 4th!
3) Coalition for Women in Government – Videos
4) Opportunity for PEI!
5) Snail Mail Social
6) Candlelight Vigil
7) Online Workshop Series using the Circle of Health
8) Bonshaw Ceilidh
9) Breakfast Fundraiser for VRC
10) 5th Annual Evening of Wine & Song Benefit for Anderson House
11) PEI Literacy Alliance Bursaries
12) PEIBWA E-News
13) Get the Flu Shot, Not the Flu
14) Small Business Week

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Community Notices

Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, October 9, 2014

New listings this week:
1) National Coalition of Advisory Councils Met in Charlottetown
2) PEI Status of Women Bursaries
3) International Year of the Girl Child is October 11
4) Evening of Celebration with Hon. Catherine Callbeck
5) West Prince Family Forum
6) The Charlottetown Election – Forum on Social Justice Issues
7) PEI Municipal Elections: Opportunities to Serve, Deadline October 10; Elections on November 3
8) Save the Date! Youth and Cyberbullying: Creating a Collaborative Community Response
9) 2014 National Conference
10) Free Family Law Course
11) PEIBWA E-News
12) The Holy City – Fundraiser for PEI Family Violence Prevention
13) Book Talk with Anne Ream
14) Basic Income Canada Network – Réseau Canadien pour le revenu garanti
15) Youths are Speaking Up and Demanding Strong Gun Control
16) Housing First Forum – Save the Dates

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