Community Notices

Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, August 27, 2015

New listings this week:
1) Art in the Open is This Saturday
2) EI Coalition for Fair EI – Community Picnics Cancelled Due to New “Fair Election Act”
3) Soul Food this Sunday
4) You’re Invited…
5) Résonnance Amplify
6) International Intern Opportunity in Haiti
7) Accredited Online Series
8) PEIBWA Upcoming Events
9) Actions Femmes Î.-P.-É. – Assemblée générale annuelle

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New Member and new roles / Nouveau membre and de nouveaux rôles

Provincial Status of Women Council Welcomes New Appointments

new-appointments-2015The PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women is pleased to receive new appointments on its nine-member board. Members of the Advisory Council are appointed by government’s Executive Council to advise government and educate the public on issues that affect women’s equality.

Kelly Robinson of Stratford has been appointed as Chairperson to the end of her term in 2016. Kelly has been a member of the Council for four years, most of those as Vice-Chairperson, and she has been Acting Chairperson since Diane Kays’s death in March of this year. Kelly brings to Council a strong feminist social justice worldview. She has professional experience and volunteer work with public legal education, women, sexual abuse survivors, conflict resolution, family violence prevention, and advocacy with people with intellectual disabilities. Kelly is the Program Coordinator at Community Legal Information Association.

Another member with four years’ experience, Catherine Rankin of Summerside, has been appointed as Vice-Chairperson of the Council. Catherine retired from a 33-year career in the hospitality industry and continues to maintain an active leadership role. She is a member of numerous community and business organizations and service groups.

Newly appointed to a three-year term as a member on the Advisory Council is Diana Lariviere, C.Arb., of Argyle Shore. Diana is a chartered arbitrator with an extensive background in Human Resource Management. Her experience in HR includes policy writing and presenting training and information sessions on a wide range of HR-related issues. Diana has served as Chair of the PEI Social Assistance Appeal Board since 2012, during which time she has taken the opportunity to highlight areas of concern relating to women. A longtime volunteer, Diana serves on several other volunteer boards and is an active member of the Argyle Shore Women’s Institute. Diana’s current focus is on freelance writing and, as a licensed PEI Marriage Commissioner, on performing civil marriages across the province.

“We are delighted with these appointments,” says Advisory Council Executive Director Jane Ledwell. “Council members provide a wealth of knowledge and experience and connections to their home communities across Prince Edward Island. Their voices and their hard work contribute to recommendations and actions of the PEIACSW to improve the quality of life for Island women and, by extension, all Islanders.”

Members of the public who wish to be considered for appointment to the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women can apply through the provincial government’s Participate PEI office, http://www.gov.pe.ca/eco/participatepei.


Nominations au Conseil consultatif sur la situation de la femme

Le Conseil consultatif sur la situation de la femme est heureux des nouvelles nominations à son conseil de neuf personnes effectuées par le Conseil exécutif du gouvernement afin de conseiller ce dernier et d’informer le public sur des questions qui touchent l’égalité des femmes.

Kelly Robinson de Stratford a été nommée présidente jusqu’à la fin de son mandat en 2016. Kelly fait partie du Conseil depuis quatre ans, dont la majorité à titre de vice-présidente. Elle assume d’ailleurs le poste de présidente par intérim depuis le décès de Diane Kays au mois de mars de cette année. Kelly apporte une forte vision féministe mondiale en matière de justice sociale. Elle possède de l’expérience professionnelle et a fait du bénévolat dans les domaines suivants : l’éducation juridique publique, les femmes, les victimes d’agression sexuelle, la résolution de conflits, la prévention de la violence familiale et la défense de gens ayant des déficiences intellectuelles. Kelly occupe le poste de coordonnatrice des programmes auprès de la Community Legal Information Association Inc.

Un autre membre qui possède quatre ans d’expérience est Catherine Rankin de Summerside. Elle a été nommée vice-présidente du Conseil. Catherine est à la retraite après avoir passé 33 ans dans le domaine de l’industrie de l’accueil et continue à jouer un rôle actif de leadership. Elle fait partie de nombreux organismes communautaires et économiques et de groupes d’aide sociale

Enfin, Diana Lariviere d’Argyle Shore a récemment été nommée au Conseil consultatif pour un mandat de trois ans. Diana est une arbitre agréée possédant une vaste expérience en gestion des ressources humaines. Son expérience dans ce domaine comprend la rédaction de politiques et la présentation de séance de formation et d’information sur un grand nombre de sujets concernant les ressources humaines. Diana est présidente du comité d’appel de l’aide social de l’Î.-P.-É. depuis 2012, ce qui lui permet d’identifier les sources de préoccupation concernant les femmes. Bénévole de longue date, Diana fait partie de plusieurs autres conseils de groupes bénévoles et est membre active du Argyle Shore Women’s Institute. Elle fait actuellement de la rédaction à la pige et célèbre des mariages civils d’une pointe à l’autre de la province, étant une commissaire aux mariages agréée.

« Nous nous réjouissons de ces nominations, de dire la directrice générale du Conseil consultatif, Jane Ledwell. Les membres du Conseil fournissent beaucoup de connaissances, d’expérience et de contacts à leur communauté insulaire. Leur voix et leur dévouement contribuent aux recommandations et aux actions du CCSFIPE, permettant d’améliorer la qualité de vie des femmes de l’Île et, par extension, celles de tous les Insulaires. »

Les membres du public qui voudraient siéger au Conseil consultatif sur la situation de la femme de l’Î.-P.-É. peuvent en faire la demande par l’entremise du bureau d’Au service de l’Î.-P.-É. en consultant le site http://www.gov.pe.ca/eco/participatepei.

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Community Notices

Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, August 20, 2015

New listings this week:
1) PEI Status of Women 2014-2015 Annual Report is Now Available
2) Be A Part of the “Sickly Fringe Movement!” Tonight
3) JS Palmer Conference – Two Week Countdown
4) #ICREATEPEI – Free Networking Mixer
5) Confederation Centre Public Library is Celebrating 50 Years
6) Formation Meeting of the PEI Coalition for Proportional Representation (PR)
7) Bonshaw Ceilidh August 30 – Benefit for MS
8) Arthritis Society Hosting Two Free Workshops at the Confederation Centre Library
9) Sustainability Training
10) PEIBWA Upcoming Events and News

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Community Notices

Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, August 13, 2015

New listings this week:
 1) Federal Election Notices
2) First Impressions – Clothing for Women
3) Upcoming Pow Wow in Panmure Island and Lennox Island
4) PEI Home and School Federation – Education and Engagement Coordinator
5) CMHA PEI My Place-Housing First Program Looking for Items
6) Fiche de rendement sur l’égalité des femmes 2015
7) Seniors’ Secretariat Seeking Members
8) Law Foundation of PEI – Invitation for Submissions – 2016 Funding Grants
9) Eat Think Vote: Getting Food Security on the Agenda in the Federal Election Campaign
10) Nature-Inspired Writing Workshop with Deirdre Kessler
11) PEI Business Women’s Association E-news for August 11, 2015
12) New Seniors College Courses
13) Beanz Espresso Bar & Café Drop Off Box for Anderson House

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Fiche de rendement sur l’égalité des femmes 2015

Dec5,2014 printing - 02La version complète du Fiche de rendement sur l’égalité des femmes 2015 est maintenant disponible!

Pour obtenir la Fiche de rendement sur l’égalité des femmes, composez le 902-368-4510 ou faites parvenir un courriel à info@peistatusofwomen.ca. Le rapport détaillé a été traduit par les services de traduction du gouvernement de Île-du-Prince-Édouard. Nous sommes très reconnaissantes. Merci!

http://www.gov.pe.ca/photos/original/acsw_fiche2015.pdf

 

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Ending Violence Against Women: There Is Help

Dear Editor:

Council members and staff of the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women are deeply shaken by the murder of Traci Lynch. All of us offer our sympathies to her family, especially her young son Owen, and to her friends, her neighbours, and the families of the children she cared for. Our hearts and our thoughts are with you.

No life should end in violence. And yet, Traci Lynch may be the tenth Prince Edward Island woman since 1989 to be murdered by a man who knew her. Over that same time, hundreds of women have been harmed or made to fear for their lives. Abuse, injury, trauma, and constant fear have horrific effects on individuals, families, and whole communities.

It is at moments of crisis, such as the days following a murder, that we realize how closely interconnected we all are and how violence affects everyone in a society. Moments like this remind us that we are all responsible for creating a culture where violence is unacceptable in our words, in our actions, and in our relationships.

December 2014

Flowers and candles at the Charlottetown 2014 Montreal Massacre Memorial Service to remember victims of violence.

Each year for 25 years, the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women has coordinated the province-wide Purple Ribbon Campaign against violence against women. The purple ribbon has become an important symbol of the work to end violence and to address male violence against women and children that is rooted in power, control, and gender inequality.

Today, more than one Island woman is hearing the news of Traci Lynch’s murder and living with the knowledge, “That could have been me.” To you, we send love and support and a reminder that there is help available. Women and men who experience abuse or violence can contact Family Violence Prevention Services anywhere in PEI and talk to knowledgeable and compassionate outreach workers. The staff will work with you to find safety and to feel empowered and valued. To speak to someone confidentially for information, support, or emergency shelter, contact PEI Family Violence Prevention Services: 902-892-0960 (local) or 1-800-240-9894 (toll free).

Family, friends, and neighbours who are concerned for the health and safety of someone they know can also ask PEI Family Violence Prevention Services for information and support. All of us need to know the warning signs of family violence and to learn what we can do to help prevent abuse and, possibly, to prevent loss of life. [Find family violence prevention information for everyone at http://stopfamilyviolence.pe.ca/everyone.]

We can honour Traci Lynch and missing and murdered women across Canada by taking action in our everyday lives to address and end violence. If you know someone in a dangerous relationship, talk to her privately, in a safe setting. Let her know you are a safe person to talk to, that you will continue to be supportive, and that you will help her to access family violence prevention supports and services if and when she is ready. You could save a life.

Kelly Robinson, Acting Chairperson
PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women

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Community Notices

Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, July 23, 2015

New listings this week:
1) E-News is taking a Vacation
2) DiverseCity Multicultual Street Festival is in Summerside this Saturday
3) Soul Food this Sunday
4) Status of Women Canada E-Newsletter for July 14, 2015
5) PEI Business Women’s Association E-news for July 21, 2015
6) The Arts in Motion Festival
7) Beanz Espresso Bar & Café Drop Off Box
8) Join this petition in support of ‘Indigenous Women’s Alliance for CEDAW’
9) Art in the Open
10) Get Up and Go Breakfast for Women Leaders

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