Community Notices

Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, November 15, 2018

New listings this week:

1) Sirens and Mi’kmaq Heritage Actors: “a part of me and you”
2) Stratford Schools Holiday Market
3) CHILDREN’S HEALTH ON PEI- What does it have to do with income?
4) Engage with PEI’s LGBTQ2+
5) Mental Health Promotion Innovation Fund
6) Expanding Community Wealth: Re-localizing Strong Economies for Prince Edward Island
7) Artisan/Farmer’s Market – featuring the works of dozens of Islanders.
8) Victorian Christmas Weekend 2018
9) Music for a Winter’s Afternoon
10) PEIBWA Activities
11) Strengthening Our Resilience
12) Plum Pudding Fundraiser
13) Sexual Health Walk-in Clinic
14) Now taking applications for the 2019 Island Fringe Festival!

The current and past issues of our Thursday E-News with upcoming community events and notices are available at the following links:

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Community Notices

Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, November 8, 2018

New listings this week:

1) Reminder for Next Wednesday – Join us for the Annual Pinning Bee for the Purple Ribbon Campaign Against Violence
2) New initiatives to help all Islanders participate and thrive
3) Invitations to Community Events by the Baha’i Community in PEI
4) Aboriginal Women’s Association of PEI Inc.
5) Government of Canada tables legislation taking concrete action to reduce poverty in Canada / Le gouvernement du Canada dépose un projet de loi visant à réduire concrètement la pauvreté au Canada
6) PEI’s Famous Five inspire positive action toward gender equality in politics
7) PEI Thriftspotting Pop-up Flea Market
8) More curriculum resources for teachers and students
9) Microphone Project
10) PEIBWA Activities
11) New Leader Engagement Training Program
12) Book Launch – Crossing Troubled Waters
13) 2018 Festive Wreath Contest and Exhibition
14) Island Educator, Counsellor and Author Announces Her New Online Course: JournallingwithSoul.com

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Community Notices

Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, November 1, 2018

New listings this week:

1) Annual Pinning Bee for the Purple Ribbon Campaign Against Violence
2) Together 2018 Charlottetown
3) PEIBWA Activities
4) Pittsburgh Synagogue Memorial Candlelit Vigil
5) Domestic Homicide Brief: Domestic Violence Risk Assessment, Risk Management and Safety Planning with Indigenous Populations
6) Book Launch – The Cove Journal by JoDee Samuelson
7) National Bereavement Day 2018
8) Special Event on the United National International Children’s Day
9) Celebrate Island Women Fundraiser 2018: Raffle

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2018-2019 Purple Ribbon Campaign

Time to step up. Be ready to prevent violence against 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, 1989, and to raise awareness about violence against women.

Time to step up. Be ready to prevent violence against women. What does it mean to “step up” when we witness situations of violence? We can take actions that may have a huge impact in preventing harm. Everyone who witnesses bullying, abuse, or violence can take responsibility to intervene in some way to make a positive difference. Taking action when we see signs of violence is being ready and stepping up for people who experience violence. Even small actions can make a difference and may even save a life. With every action to help, together, we can build a community ready to step up against violence.

Six steps to taking action when we see signs of abuse or violence
1. Notice that something is happening
2. Recognize signs of abuse or violence in what is happening
3. Take responsibility for providing help
4. Assess safety: the victim’s, the aggressor’s, yours, and others’ nearby
5. Decide how to help in a way that keeps us and the people around us safe
6. Take action to help


Pinning Bee – Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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An evening pinning bee to prepare ribbons and cards for the 2018-2019 Purple Ribbon Campaign is being hosted by the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women, together with the working group planning Family Violence Prevention Week 2019 for the Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention. The theme this year is: Time to step up. Be ready to prevent violence against women.

Annually, approximately 17,000 ribbons are cut and pinned to information cards by volunteers and distributed across the Island. The purple ribbons are worn to signify a commitment to remembering the 14 women murdered in Montreal in 1989, a horrific act of gender-based violence in Canadian history. We also wear purple ribbons to honour the memory of the Island women murdered by someone who knew them since 1989. And we wear ribbons to show our support for ending all violence against women in our communities.

  • Join us on Wednesday, November 14 for coffee, tea, snacks and conversation. Everyone welcome.
    6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Confederation Centre Public Library
    145 Richmond Street, Charlottetown.

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



Memorial Services for Victims of Violence

December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. On and around December 6, candle-lighting services remember 14 young Women who in 1989 were murdered because they were women in what became known as the Montreal Massacre.

We remember ten women since 1989 murdered on Prince Edward Island by men who knew them. Join others in your community to light a candle of remembrance, to remember, to reflect, and to act so these murders end.

First mourn, then work for change
We remember 1989

29 Years Since the Montreal Massacre 

CHARLOTTETOWN
12:00 noon, Thursday, December 6
Memorial Hall, Confederation Centre of the Arts (venue sponsor)
Mi’kmaw ceremony & prayers
Guest Speaker: Paxton Caseley
Music: Gaia singers and Dylan Menzie
More info: 902-368-4510
PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women

Candles will be lit in commemoration of the 14 women who were murdered in Montreal in 1989 and the 10 Island women who have died at the hands of violent men since that year.
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SUMMERSIDE
12:00 noon, Thursday, December 6
Trinity United Church
90 Spring Street, Summerside
Guest Speaker: Hon. Tina Mundy
More info: 902-436-9856
East Prince Women’s Information Centre


Teachers Resource Guide (Bilingual)
A Feature of the 2018 Purple Ribbon Campaign

Resource Guides
Handouts for Students / Documents à distribuer aux étudiants … PDF
Resources for Teachers / Ressources pour les enseignants … PDF
Resources to print on 11×17″ paper … PDF


Multilingual Poster

Time to step up. Be ready to prevent violence against women.

This year’s multilingual 11”x17” poster highlights the Purple Ribbon Campaign theme “Time to step up. Be ready to prevent violence against women” in English, French, Mi’kmaq, Arabic, Farsi, Mandarin, Nepali, Vietnamese, and Spanish. These represent the founding and most commonly spoken languages of our province. Posters are available by request.  Download printable multilingual poster.

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Bystander Infographic

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French

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Orientation Sheet, 2013, PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women

 

Artwork: “Seeds” by Mari Basiletti. This work was commissioned by and hangs in the waiting room of the PEI Rape and Sexual Assault Centre, Charlottetown.


Thank You…

Thank you to the 2018 contributors to the Purple Ribbon Campaign for generous assistance. This list will be updated weekly, as contributors are confirmed:

  • Federated Women’s Institutes of PEI
  • Confederation Centre of the Arts – Venue Sponsor
  • Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention (PAC)
  • Office of the Premier
  • City of Charlottetown
  • Melissa Coffin, PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada
  • Translators: Thirly Levi (Mi’kmaq), Caitlyn Huynh (Vietnamese), Rocio McCallum (Spanish). Alex Yin (Mandarin Chinese), Krishna K. Thakur (Nepali), Farahnaz Rezaei (Arabic and Farsi) and the Translation | Traduction : Service de traduction du gouvernement de l’Î.-P.-É. (French).
  • Staff at Anderson House, Family Violence Prevention Services
  • Julie MacKay, UPEI student volunteer

Click for more on past Purple Ribbon Campaigns.

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2018 Purple Ribbon Pinning Bee

An evening pinning bee to prepare ribbons and cards for the 2018-2019 Purple Ribbon Campaign is being hosted by the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women, together with the working group planning Family Violence Prevention Week 2019 for the Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention. The theme this year is: Time to step up. Be ready to prevent violence against women.

Annually, approximately 17,000 ribbons are cut and pinned to information cards by volunteers and distributed across the Island. The purple ribbons are worn to signify a commitment to remembering the 14 women murdered in Montreal in 1989, a horrific act of gender-based violence in Canadian history. We also wear purple ribbons to honour the memory of the Island women murdered by someone who knew them since 1989. And we wear ribbons to show our support for ending all violence against women in our communities.

  • Join us on Wednesday, November 14 for coffee, tea, snacks and conversation. Everyone welcome.
    6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Confederation Centre Public Library
    145 Richmond Street, Charlottetown.

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

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Community Notices

Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, October 25, 2018

New listings this week:

1) Tonight – The Fight for Affordable Housing: Reclaiming Our Communities
2) Fall Exhibitions Opening
3) Women’s Art Exhibit – Who’s Your Mother? Women Artists of P.E.I., 1964 to the Present
4) PEIBWA Activities
5) Shared Conversations: Food Security & Skill-Sharing!
6) Power of Five
7) Bonshaw Ceilidh
8) Flu Vaccination Clinics
9) UPEI Winter’s Tales Author Reading Series
10) Public asked to complete survey on student assessments
11) You’re invited! Together 2018 Charlottetown
12) CMHA PEI’s 58th Annual General Meeting
13) Report: Exploring Women’s Experiences in Non Profits
14) Halloween safety reminders from Health Canada/Rappels de sécurité de Santé Canada en prévision de l’Halloween
15) Capacity-Building – Call for Proposals

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Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, October 18, 2018

New listings this week:

1) PEERS Alliance October Newsletter
2) Health PEI Annual General Meeting
3) PEIBWA Activities
4) Prince Edward Island artists are invited to apply for the fall 2018 round of arts grants
5) PEI Literacy Alliance – We are hiring!
6) Women’s Network at Indigo in support of Celebrate Island
7) The Fight for Affordable Housing: Reclaiming our Communities
8) Rest & Restore 2018
9) Barn Dance
10) THE 27th ANNUAL DANIEL O’HANLEY MEMORIAL LECTURE / LA 27ème CONFÉRENCE ANNUELLE À LA MÉMOIRE DE DANIEL O’HANLEY
11) Measuring low income and Canada’s Official Poverty Line
12) Peoples’ Forum on Just Trade & Development
13) Celebrate Island Women 2018: Third Annual Fundraiser for Women’s Network PEI
14) Clearing The Air: Creatively Sharing the Facts Surrounding Sexually Transmitted & Blood-Borne Infections for Island Youth
15) Online Consultation: Trade and Gender

The current and past issues of our Thursday E-News with upcoming community events and notices are available at the following links:

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