Memorial Services for Victims of Violence

Don’t stand by. Stand with. Everyone has a part to play in preventing 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 in December 1989, and to raise awareness about violence against women.

December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. We remember fourteen 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.

Charlottetown Memorial Service

CHARLOTTETOWN
12:00 noon, Wednesday, December 6
Memorial Hall, Confederation Centre of the Arts (venue sponsor)
Mi’kmaw ceremony & prayers: Elder Judy Clark & Julie Pelissier-Lush
Guest Speaker: Treena Smith
Music: Sylvia Abikhattar-Mutch & Peter Mutch
More info: 902-368-4510
PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women

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Summerside Memorial Service

SUMMERSIDE
12:00 noon, Wednesday, December 6
Summerside Baptist Church
219 Church Street
More info: 902-436-9856
East Prince Women’s Information Centre

First mourn, then work for change
We remember 1989

28 Years Since the Montreal Massacre 

 

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2017-2018 Purple Ribbon Campaign

Don’t stand by. Stand with. Everyone has a part to play in preventing 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.

Don’t stand by. Stand with. Everyone has a part to play in preventing violence against women. What does it mean to “stand with” people who experience violence? When we think of “bystanders” to violence we often think of witnesses, standing on the sidelines doing nothing. But what if everyone who witnessed bullying, abuse, or violence acted and intervened in some way to make a positive difference? Taking action when we see signs of violence is standing with the people who experience violence. Even small actions can make a difference. A small action could even save a life. With every action to help, together, we can build a community ready to take a stand 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

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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

28 Years Since the Montreal Massacre 

 

CHARLOTTETOWN
12:00 noon, Wednesday, December 6
Memorial Hall, Confederation Centre of the Arts (venue sponsor)
Mi’kmaw ceremony & prayers: Elder Judy Clark & Julie Pelissier-Lush
Guest Speaker: Treena Smith
Music: Sylvia Abikhattar-Mutch & Peter Mutch
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, Wednesday, December 6
Summerside Baptist Church
219 Church Street
More info: 902-436-9856
East Prince Women’s Information Centre


Pinning Bee – Thursday, November 9, 2017

It’s the season of purple! Our 2017-18 Campaign theme focuses on the power of bystanders: Don’t stand by. Stand with. Everyone has a part to play in ending violence against women.

Be a part of the solution by speaking up and taking action when you see violence occurring or have concerns that someone may be harmed. Be a part of the solution by wearing a purple ribbon to show your support for women and girls and your commitment to ending gender-based violence. Be a part of the solution by joining others to pin ribbons which will be distributed to schools, community groups and individuals across PEI.

The annual pinning bee will be held Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 6:30 – 8:00pm at the Confederation Centre Public Library, 145 Richmond Street, Charlottetown.

To see a few photos from the Pinning Bee, click on this Facebook post link:
https://www.facebook.com/peistatusofwomen/posts/1509083672461528


Teachers Resource Guide (Bilingual)
A Feature of the 2017 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


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.

 


Multilingual Poster

Don’t stand by. Stand with. Everyone has a part to play in ending violence against women.

This year’s multilingual 11×17” poster highlights the Purple Ribbon Campaign theme, “Don’t Stand By. Stand With.  Everyone has a part to play in preventing violence against women” in English, French, Mi’kmaq, Arabic, Farsi, Mandarin, Nepali, Korean, and Spanish. These represent the founding and most commonly spoken languages of our province. Thanks to JoDee Samuelson for adapting the bookmark image. Posters are available by request, or at http://www.gov.pe.ca/acsw.   Download printable multilingual poster.

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Bystander Infographic

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English

2017-ENG-bystander-infographic

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French

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Thank you to the 2017 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
  • Quilting B & More
  • Premier Wade MacLauchlan’s Office
  • City of Charlottetown
  • Confederation Centre of the Arts – Venue Sponsor
  • Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention (PAC)
  •  Judy Clark and Julie Pellissier-Lush, PEI Aboriginal Women’s Association
  • PEI Association for Newcomers translators
  • Members of the public who attended the Pinning Bee
  • JoDee Samuelson, for adapting the bookmark image
  • Staff at Anderson House, Family Violence Prevention Services (FVPS)
  • Kate, Karen, Irma, and Dan for their tremendous help with our Purple Ribbon mailout
  • Excel Accounting Services Inc.- mailout sponsor

PHOTOS

Volunteers helping with the annual Purple Ribbon Campaign mailout. Thanks to Kate, Karen, Irma, and Dan.

Volunteers helping with the annual Purple Ribbon Campaign mailout. Thanks to Kate, Karen, Irma, and Dan.

Volunteers at the Pinnng Bee at the Confederation Centre Public Library.

Pinning Bee volunteers keeping busy at the Pinning Bee at the Confederation Centre Public Library.

 

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Community Notices

Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, November 23, 2017

New listings this week:

1) Purple Ribbons and Posters Available!
2) Memorial Services for Victims of Violence
3) PEI Status of Women 2017 Fall/Winter Newsletter
4) #MYActionsMatter Campaign Launches the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
5) Men Gather in Support of Violence Against Women
6) PEIBWA Activities
7) Wintertide Opening Ceremony and Christmas Tree Lighting
8) 2017 Christmas Parades
9) Soul Food is this Sunday
10) Etsy Artisans of PEI Holiday Market
11) 2018 Family Violence Prevention Week Mini-Grants
12) Bonshaw Ceilidh
13) One Mic, One Island
14) “Winter’s Night” presented by Sirens Dec. 1 and 2
15) Islanders invited to help craft poverty-reduction strategy
16) CLIA’s 2017 Open House

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 16, 2017

New listings this week:

1) PEIACSW Purple Ribbon Pinning Bee Photos
2) Tomorrow – Status of Women Canada Call for Proposals – Information Session on Addressing the Economic Security and Prosperity of Indigenous Women
3) Women’s History Month Celebration and First Hand
4) Tomorrow – Open House: UPEI’s School of Sustainable Design Engineering
5) Christmas Craft Fair
6) Reopen House in Stratford for Now n Zen Café Eclectic, Wellness Centre, and Yoga Studio
7) Bra Day
8) “Stop Plan B” 5th Year Reunion and Social
9) PEIBWA Activities
10) Victorian Christmas Weekend 2017
11) Entrepreneurial Awards – Deadline Tomorrow
12) It Takes a Village Childcare Survey
13) Music for A Winter’s Afternoon

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 9, 2017

New listings this week:

1) Tonight: PEIACSW Purple Ribbon Pinning Bee
2) Celebrate Island Women Fundraiser 2017: Raffle
3) PEIBWA Activities
4) Fall Wild Bird Food Sale – Support Island Nature Trust
5) Equal Status for Women in the Indian Act
6) Exercise Control Over Arthritis
7) English as an Additional Language (EAL) Tutor Program
8) Becoming A Municipal Councillor: What You Need to Know!
9) Plum Puddings in Support of CLIA and the PEI Humane Society
10) Radon: Is it in your home? A message from Health Canada/ Du radon dans votre maison? Un message de Santé Canada

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 2, 2017

New listings this week:

1) Next Thursday – PEIACSW Purple Ribbon Pinning Bee
2) NDP PEI AGM
3) PEIBWA Activities
4) Employment Opportunities at PEI ANC
5) Best Interests of the Children In Custody and Access, November 9 and 15
6) PEI Literacy Alliance – Job Opportunity
7) Celebrate Island Women: Annual Fundraiser for Women’s Network PEI
8) Save the Date – Are You Excited about Municipal Elections in PEI?
9) Souris Yoga & Wellness Studio
10) Newcomer Orientation Session
11) Opportunity for Women to Enhance Their Skills to Gain Employment – EPWIC
12) AIDS PEI has a New Name!
13) Community Exchange World Café, Presented in Memory of Steve McQuaid
14) Men Matter, PEI’s Male Centered Group Program Being Offered for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse
15) 2017 Update of Inventory of Counselling Resources for Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault now available
16) Take to the Stage in 2018

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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Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, October 26, 2017

New listings this week:

1) Tomorrow – Women’s History Month Celebration
2) Federal Government Job Application Process – Information Session
3) PEIBWA Activities
4) Charlottetown Career Event
5) THE 26th Annual Daniel O’Hanley Memorial Lecture
6) 4th Annual Halloween Gathering
7) PEIANC Annual Community Meeting
8) Invitation to Public Forum
9) Environmental Day
10) November 3 PD Day
11) Voluntary Resource Centre Breakfast Fundraiser & Outstanding Volunteer Awards
12) 2nd Annual Explore Economics East Conference
13) I Love to Skate
14) Honour the Voter – Looking Forward

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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