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NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK

1.  JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH EQUAL VOICE
 
The Experiences Project:
Experiences is a project with the stated goal of conducting outreach to
girls between the ages of 12-18 and young women in the 18-25 year old cohort to increase their understanding of, and participation in politics and
provide positive role models and mentors through the development of a
mentorship program.
 
Title: Youth Coordinator Eastern Canada, Experiences Program
 
Overall responsibility: Ensures that the objectives of the Experiences
project are carried out in accordance with the project description, provides professional services leading to the successful implementation of the Experiences project on time and within budget as prescribed by the project proposal.
 
Salary: Please inquire.
 
Terms of employment:  Contract for professional services on signing and
ending March 31, 2011.
 
Start Date: April 1, 2009
 
To apply for the postion, please forward your resume asap to Fran Gagnon, Executive Director of Equal Voice fgagnon@equalvoice.ca.

2.  Play Prize Bingo for Citizen Advocacy!

On Tuesday, March 31st, 7.00 p.m. PEI Citizen Advocacy’s annual prize bingo fundraiser will take place at Bingo Country on Riverside Drive…..with prizes valued at over $2,500 .

The celebrity caller will be KIRK MACKINNON of Ocean 100. This is a fun evening for everyone, even if you’ve never played bingo before! Only $20 for admission and cards. Please come along, have a lot of fun and support a great cause!  For more information call 566-3523

3. Demonstrate for Peace

Charlottetown on Friday, April 3, 2009 @ 4:30 p.m.
Canada and NATO out of Afghanistan
Worldwide demonstrations during the NATO Summit

The Island Peace Committee calls Islanders to a Peace Rally and Walk on
Friday, April 3, 2009 beginning at 4:30 p.m. in front of the PEI
Legislature, Richmond Street, Charlottetown. The Rally and Walk will
demand an end to the NATO-led occupation that has already killed
thousands of Afghan civilians and threatens to bring war to the entire
region. The Rally will also call on the Canadian government to support
our troops by bringing them home NOW.

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will mark its 60th
anniversary on April 4 and 5, 2009. During the week-end of April 3, 4,
and 5, demonstrations will take place all over the world calling for an
end to NATO’s war in Afghanistan.

4. Women’s Community Kitchen Events

As part of a Life Skills Project, funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Homelessness Partnership Initiative, PEI Family Violence Prevention Services Inc. is offering a series of Women’s Community Kitchen Events. Women will come together once a week and participate in an open forum to learn, share and discuss topics that may be helpful to their situations. The sessions are as follows:

Friday, April 3rd:
Think, Feel, Be Beautiful
Kelly Clements-Gennis of KCG Design Group
www.kcgdesigngroup.com

Friday, April 17th:
Dining Etiquette
Rose Hines of The Culinary Institute of Canada

Wednesday, April 22nd:
How To Maximize Your Look In Five Minutes Or Less
Jenepher Reynolds of About Face
www.aboutfacecosmetics.ca

Wednesday, May 13th:
A Naturopathic Approach To Coping With Stress
Dr. Lana McMurrer, ND of Simmonds-McMurrer Naturopathic Medicine
www.simmondsmcmurrernaturopathic.com

These free sessions will be held from 11:30am-1:30pm. Call for the location and to register (one day prior to each event by noon) at 368-8658. Childcare is available upon request.

5. PEIBWA Announcement and Workshops

PEI Business Women’s Association is pleased to announce that the 2009 Women in Business Symposium will take place at the Delta Prince Edward on Tuesday,  May 12.  This year’s event theme is   Inspire. Innovate. Ignite

More details on speakers, topics, event pricing and registration will follow in the coming weeks.  Please mark this date on your calendars and join us for this exciting learning and networking opportunity.  Contact 892-6040.

Workshops

Healthy Eating for the Busy Business Person – Summerside

Presenter: Rachelle Wood, Positive Change Nutrition

Learn useful shopping and cooking tips to save you time and money in the kitchen. Learn about portion control and how to successfully achieve a healthy balanced diet. Rachelle will also speak about her favorite topic, weight loss. Enjoy this fun, interactive and informative event hosted by PEIBWA.  

Location:       Lakeview Loyalist Resort, 195 Harbour Drive, Summerside
Date:           Thursday, April 2, 2009
Time:           12:00 – 1:30 pm       
Cost:           $15 + GST for members, $20 + GST for non-members

To register, please contact Elizabeth Noonan by e-mail at elizabeth@peibwa.org  or by phone at

 (902) 436-0386 .  Registration deadline:  Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 4:00 pm.

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An Introduction to Creating Customer Experiences – Charlottetown

Presenter: Corey Poirier, Island Business News

In today’s competitive business landscape, it seems that sometimes customers are treated like  commodities. This Lunch and Learn will touch on steps one can take to help create a positive customer experience to avoid the loss of customer loyalty and loss of profit typically associated with the “treating customers like numbers” approach.

Location:       Provinces Room, Rodd Charlottetown, 75 Kent Street
Date:           Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Time:           12:00 – 1:30 pm       
Cost:           $15 + GST for members, $20 + GST for non-members

To register, please contact Nina Costain by e-mail at nina@peibwa.org  or by phone at  (902) 892-6040 .  Registration deadline:  Friday, April 10, 2009 at 4:00 pm.

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SOME PREVIOUS LISTINGS

1.  UPCOMING FOOD SECURITY EVENT

For PEI Food Security Network (FSN) Members and Associates
Organized by the FSN Food Production and Distribution Working Group

Forum on Success Overcoming Global and Local Obstacles to Food Security

Tuesday March 31, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Murchison Centre, Charlottetown

A Forum on successes in overcoming global and local obstacles to food security featuring Juana Ferrer Paredes a farm leader from the Dominican Republic and featuring a made-in-PEI plan for overcoming the obstacles to Food security Organized by the FSN Food Production and Distribution Working Group; the Access to Safe, Healthy and Culturally Appropriate Food Working Group; and the FSN Coordinating Committee.

(Juana works with Via Campesina, an organization of small- and medium-sized producers from 56 countries from Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. This organization is one of the first promoters of the food security movement). 

Please Register: call Michelle or Sara 368-5040 or email michelle@wnpei.org

2.  Family Fun Workshop

The PEI Literacy Alliance Presents:  Family Fun Workshop for Parents

Learn some fun simple activities you can do with your children to help them learn.  Participants will receive a fun family literacy package. There is room for 10 people so register soon.

Date: April 15, 2009
Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Where: Holland College (Kent Street entrance) CHARLOTTETOWN PEI
Cost:  FREE
To register: call Jinny at  1-800-827-3620  or email her at
project@eastlink.ca

PEI Literacy Alliance will also be hosting a Family Literacy Workshop for parents in each of the following locations:

* Alberton – April 22 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am at Westisle Composite High School, Alberton
* Summerside – April 22 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm at Family Place Resource Centre (75 Central Street), Summerside
* Montague – April 6 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am at Holland College (in the Down East Mall), Montague

All workshops are FREE
To register: call Jinny at  1-800-827-3620  or email her at project@eastlink.ca

3.   Family Law Information Workshop

Everyone is invited to attend a Family Law Information Workshop.  It will be held on Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 at 6:00 pm in the Kent Room at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel located at 75 Kent Street in Charlottetown.

Greg Collins of Collins & Associates law firm will present on topics including: custody and access; child support; divorce; division of property; spousal support; family violence and the law; and other topics of interest in family law.

The workshop is free of charge and refreshments will be provided.  Hope to see you there!

To register or for more information, please contact Community Legal Information Association at 368-4017 or clia@cliapei.ca

4. LANCEMENT DE L’ÉCOLE FRANCOPHONE DES CANDIDATES

Le Groupe Femmes, Politique et Démocratie, Vidéo Femmes et l’Union des municipalités du Québec vous invitent au lancement des vidéos de l’École francophone des candidates. Qu’ont en commun les élues du Québec, du Sénégal et de l’Île Maurice? Partagent- elles les mêmes enjeux, les mêmes défis ? Venez assister au lancement de cette nouvelle série issue de rencontres avec des élues de la francophonie!

Restaurant Le Parlementaire,

Mercredi 8 avril 2009, de 16 h 30 à 19 h

Hôtel du Parlement, 1045, rue des Parlementaires, Entrée Porte no 3 Québec

L’événement sera animé par Mme Marie Grégoire, en présence de la ministre Nathalie Normandeau, de M. Marcel Blanchet, directeur général des élections du Québec, et des deux élues municipales ayant participé à la vidéo québécoise, Mmes Francine Ruest-Jutras et Esther Charron.

Confirmez votre présence avant le 1er avril par courriel à dratthe@umq.qc.ca ou par téléphone au  514 28…, poste 601.

5.   Dignity for All Campaign
 
Executive Director Rob Rainer of Canada Without Poverty (formerly Napo) will be speaking about the Dignity For All Campaign CWP has recently launched with Citizens for Public Justice. The campaign highlights poverty as an affront to human security and dignity and seeks to reduce and eliminate poverty by 2020. CWP is calling on community members and advocates to join the campaign.  The event takes place Thursday April 2nd, 7Pm Murphy Centre Rm 205.  Further information please call 658-3173 or email sdixonpollard@hotmail.com

6.   ATLANTIC SENIORS’ HOUSING NEEDS CONFERENCE

MOUNT SAINT VINCENT UNIVERSITY, HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA

MAY 27-29, 2009

Initiated in 2004, the Atlantic Seniors Housing Research Alliance (ASHRA) is a 5-year, federally funded project that encompasses all four Atlantic Provinces and includes representatives from five universities, seniors’ groups and other community-based organizations, housing developers and planners, service providers, and government departments.

The Conference is intended to bring together seniors’ groups and other community-based organizations; architects, housing developers, and planners; service providers; policymakers and government departments; academic researchers; and interested members of the general public.

The Atlantic Seniors Housing Needs Conference will feature an exciting combination of speakers, panels, and discussions. Five short films highlighting solutions from around the world for seniors housing will be premiered. Workshops will focus on the policy implications of these results on seniors’ housing.

Speakers will include ASHRA researchers and guests from both within Atlantic Canada and outside of the country.

Conference Themes

• PLACES: How can building design and technology help people to age within their familiar communities?

• POLICIES: How can policy, rules, and regulations ensure access to safe and affordable housing for seniors?

• PEOPLE: How can we understand and prepare for the changing housing needs of aging Atlantic Canadians?

The Conference will include workshops that are set up to assist participants with examining policy barriers, and to facilitate the development of recommendations and policy solutions designed to meet seniors’ housing needs.

INTERNATIONAL “AFFORDABLE SENIORS HOUSING IDEAS DESIGN COMPETITION” will be taking place at the conference, and will be judged by a panel of experts from within and outside of Canada.

www.msvu.ca/ashra

For registration information contact:  Conference Cooridinator at  902.457.6322  or conference.coordinator@msvu.ca

7.  Parkinson Society Maritime Region

proudly presents
Dr. Harold Robertson
Professor with the Dalhousie University Department of Pharmacology and Founding Member of the Brain Repair Centre in Halifax.

Dr. Harold Robertson discusses Diagnosis, Treatment, Research and living with Parkinson’s.

When: April 2, 2009
Where: Charlottetown, Murchison Centre, 15-17 St. Pius X Avenue
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Fee: Free  (Must register to ensure a seat)
Reception with light refreshments to follow
For additional information and to register, please complete & return the registration form, or contact:

Jon Collins, Support Services and Education Officer
 1-800-663-2468  (toll-free)  support@parkinsonmaritimes.ca
Ease the Burden; Find a Cure.

8. ProfitLearn PEI Workshop

Internet Marketing Awareness for Business Owners
Information to give your company an immediate competitive edge

This session showed me how to make my website work for me and immediately expand my internet marketing opportunities. Time well spent!”  Michelle MacEwen On the Edge Stanley Bridge PEI

Some of the workshop topics:
Grow your business on-line with customer interaction; Marketing-led site design; Keep visitors on your website longer; How to avoid 15 common mistakes; And more… Please note – this workshop is about using website marketing to build your business; this is not a session about creating a website.

Dates of workshop and where to register:

– Tuesday March 24, 2009 Barachois Inn, Rustico TIAPEI  jamie@tiapei.pe.ca )
– Thursday March 26, 2009 Rodd Royalty Inn, Charlottetown  PEIBWA  nina@peibwa.org
– Friday March 27, 2009  Kensington Chamber 55 Victoria St.  KACC   kacc@pei.aibn.com
–  Tuesday March 31, 2009 Silver Threads Club, Souris cconohan@sourispei.com

Facilitator : Louis-Philippe Gauthier,  Electronic Commerce Centre, UNBSJ
Cost:  $105.00 cheque payable  to Electronic Commerce Centre UNBSJ; fee includes workshop, large binder of information, lunch,snacks and one half – hour consultation with an internet marketing expert (booked for a later date by email following this session).  More information:  ProfitLearn PEI   1-800-270-4795 

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For further information or questions specifically relating to these notices, please contact the individual or organization hosting the community event.

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