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1.  Research Forum at UPEI

2009 Research Forum   Theme: Fostering Research Collaborations in Education
& Health

Date:  May 20, 2009
Time:  3:00–8:00pm
Location: McDougall Hall – UPEI Campus
Cost:  No Registration Fee
Contact to register

2.  Workshop

ProfitLearn PEI and the Greater Summerside Chamber of Commerce

Managing Conflict in Your Business

Some level of conflict is normal in any business.  But escalated or
unresolved conflict and broken communication patterns are expensive
burdens for any organization.  Gain understanding about sources of
conflict in your business.  See how to handle difficult situations to
reduce job stress and feel more at peace when you’re at work.

This workshop will help managers deal positively with conflict by –
– Identifying factors that can lead to conflict
– Gaining skills in dispute avoidance
– Understanding that communication is the most powerful tool to
manage conflict
– Realizing the costs that such conflict can bring to the working

Target audience – business owners and managers

Date: Tuesday May 19,2009      8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m
Location: Loyalist Lakeview Resort, Summerside
Trainers: Kirstin Lund & Christine Clement
Cost: $75 + GST (maximum 20 participants)  Lunch included
To Register:  Joan at the Summerside Chamber  436-9651


Are you concerned with:

Rising oil and gas prices? Escalating food prices? Genetically modified food?

Support for our farmers? The future of our agricultural lands? Food vs. Biofuel?

Localized food production? Global unrest from food shortages? … and MORE?

Food for Thought

Food Security and Sovereignty




Federal NDP Agriculture & Rural Affairs Critic

With local guest panel.

Thursday, May 21 7:00 PM

Murphy Community Centre Rm:205, 200 Richmond St. Charlottetown


Your input will help shape a National Food Policy

A Federal NDP Initiative

For more information on this local event: 1-800-667-2393 / 250-365-2792

4.  Learning Disabilities Association Community Presentation with Dr. Carla DiGiorgio

The Learning Disabilities Association of  P.E.I.  (LDAPEI) is pleased to
announce a community presentation by Dr. Carla DiGiorgio, Professor with the
UPEI Faculty of Education:

“Learning Disabilities in Schools: The Role of the Educator”

Dr. DiGiorgio’s presentation will be held on Saturday, May 30th from 10:00
a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the UPEI Faculty Lounge, Main Building.  A map of UPEI
Campus can be found at the bottom of  the UPEI  homepage:

All are welcome to attend, including parents, teachers, students . There is
no fee required, but those interested in attending should register by May
21, 2009.  If you have any questions, or would like to register for this
presentation, please contact LDAPEI at (902) 894-5032 or by email:

5.  5th Annual Dandelion Festival

Come and find out all the wonderful things you can do with dandelions.
Take 30 for the Family will be there, too!

Date:  Sunday, May 31, 2009
Time:  12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Location:  Stratford Town Centre
Cost:  FREE


Drawing Tables – Win a prize for your art!

Making mosaics
Making cloth masks
Making newspaper hats with flowers
Face painting
Treasure boxes
Lots of outdoor games!!  (weather permitting)


Tony Reddin
Tim Hamming
Ben Gallant & Jeremy MacDonald
Bonnie LeClair
The Folding Chairs (Monica & Devon)
The Maybes (Nancy Clement)
Scott Parsons


Margaret Prouse – Cooking with Dandelions
Daniel Schulman – Dandelions in Chinese Medicine
Marion Copleston – Healthier Personal Care and Cleaning Products
Beth Hoar – Controlling Invasive Species
Rob Sharkey – Native Plants – From the Forest to Your Yard


PEI Environmental Health Coop
Root Cellar
Dr. Marilyn Yap Yu (Sunrays Holistic Care)
Capital Honda – Insight hybrid car
Lung Association
Mini-massages with Back in Balance
Renewable Lifestyes
Take 30
Heart & Stroke

For information call 675-4282 or 675-4093.

6.  Nominations Accepted

People with membership in the Prince Edward Island Family Violence Prevention Services Inc., as well as members of the general public are invited to submit nominations for admission to the board of directors of the organization no later than June 10, 2009. A total of two new members will be voted in at the 2009 AGM on June 24 to be held at the Jack Blanchard Hall at Holy Redeemer Church in Charlottetown at 6:30 p.m. Nominations can be hand delivered to  96 Kent St. Charlottetown or mailed to:
Patricia Roy, Chair of
Prince Edward Island Family Violence Prevention Services Inc.,
PO Box 964, Charlottetown
C1A 1M9

7.  Comedy Night for Literacy

The PEI Literacy Alliance presents Comedy Night for Literacy with LORNE ELLIOTT and guests Margie Carmichael, Cynthia Dunsford, Patrick Ledwell, and Matt Stewart.

All proceeds go to the Summer Tutoring Program for Kids and the Adult Learners Bursary Program.

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Date: June 17th, 2009

Place: Carrefour Theatre, Charlottetown

Silent auction, refreshments and cash bar

Tickets:  $30.  They are on sale at Timothy’s World Coffee, Metro Credit Unions in Charlottetown and Stratford, and the PEI Literacy Alliance.

Call: (902) 368-3620 or 1-866-827-3620

Come Laugh Out Loud for Literacy!

8.  PEIBWA Workshops

Think, Feel, Be…..Confident – Alberton

Presenter: Kelly Clements-Gennis, KCG Design Group

Are you tired of hearing a voice in your head that tells you “You can’t do it. You’re not successful. You’re not good enough”?  This is the voice that fills you with fear and stops you dead in your tracks when trying to face the business world.  Are you ready to finally let go of all the negative thoughts that are running your life?

Just imagine…stepping out into the business world with unbreakable self confidence.  Get ready to experience a total self confidence breakthrough. With Think, Feel, Be… CONFIDENT.

Location:           Alberton Business Centre, Main Street, Alberton
Date:                Thursday, May 21, 2009
Time:                12:00 – 1:30 pm
Cost:                $15 + GST for members, $20 + GST for non-members

To register, contact Elizabeth Noonan by e-mail at or by phone at (902) 436-0386. Registration deadline:  Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 4:00 pm.


Intellectual Property as a Tool for Innovation – Charlottetown

Presenter: Cecile Klein, Canadian Intellectual Property Office

Your intellectual property (IP) is one of your most valuable business assets.  When used strategically in your business, it can increase your competitiveness and allow you to reap numerous benefits.  But before you go any further, it is crucial you understand what IP really is. This presentation will introduce you to the basic principles of the Canadian IP system, administered for the most part by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), and will show you how IP can become your best ally when integrated into your business.  Topics that will be covered are:  Patents, Trade-marks, Copyrights, Industrial Designs and Integrated Circuit Topography.

Location:           Rodd Royalty Inn, 14 Capital Dr. (formerly Trans-Canada Highway)
Intersection of Highways 1 & 2, Charlottetown
Date:                Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Time:                12:00 – 1:30 pm
Cost:                $15 + GST for members, $20 + GST for non-members

To register, contact Paula Laybolt by e-mail at or by phone at (902) 892-6040.  Registration deadline:  Friday, May 29, 2009 at 4:00 pm.


Healthy Eating for the Busy Business Person – Souris

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:           Silver Threads Seniors Club, 78 Main Street, Souris
Date:                Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Time:                12:00 – 1:30 pm
Cost:                $15 + GST for members, $20 + GST for non-members

To register, contact Paula Laybolt by e-mail at or by phone at (902) 892-6040.  Registration deadline:  Friday, June 5, 2009 at 4:00 pm.

Please note:  If you register for a lunch and learn session and are unable to attend, please let us know 48 hours in advance.  People who do not cancel in advance will be invoiced.


PEI Business Women’s Association in partnership with ProfitLearn PEI Present:

People Management Techniques – Stanley Bridge

Presenter: Sheila Lund MacDonald

Employers often wonder how to bring out the best in their employees.  How do you reward productive employees when it seems that other staff members take up most of your time?   How do you broach difficult topics?  What do you do with ‘attitude’?

This session highlights essential skills that result in effective people management.  Discussion and examples around skillful management approaches will help employers build a positive and productive workplace.

Key outcomes include:

* Workforce trends that affect your business
* Creating a positive work environment
* Self assessment – Just How Do You Manage?
* What effective managers know
* Scenarios around issues every manager faces
* Frequently heard questions from employers.

Note:  Minimum 10 participants required to offer workshop

Location:           Stanley Bridge Resort, Route 6, Stanley Bridge
Date:                Thursday, June 11, 2009
Time:                1:30 – 4:30 pm
Cost:                $50.00 + GST per participant

To register, contact Paula Laybolt by e-mail at or by phone at (902) 892-6040.  Registration deadline: Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 4:00 pm.


Delivering Superior Customer Service

Presenter: Sharon Riley, Service Plus

Join Sharon Riley of Service Plus and The Eastern Graphic for this fun and interactive Lunch and Learn session.  She’ll highlight a number of “Eye Openers” about customer complaints and help participants learn quick steps to resolve these issues. Only 4% of clients complain (the rest leave angry!).  Sharon will discuss strategies of how to get 96% of unhappy clients back. Plus ~ learn how customers expect to be treated….(Think DISNEY!).  Participants will leave with smiles on their faces after finding out more about the 21 Keys to a Happy Life.

Location:           Active Communities, 540 Main Street, Montague
Date:                Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Time:                12:00 – 1:30 pm
Cost:                $15 + GST for members, $20 + GST for non-members

To register, contact Paula Laybolt by e-mail at or by phone at (902) 892-6040.  Registration deadline:  Friday, June 19, 2009 at 4:00 pm.

9.  Navigating Change:  23rd Atlantic Crime Prevention Conference

Date:  June 3 – 5, 2009
Location:  Slemon Park, PEI
For on-line registration and to view Conference Information Booklet
check our website at: (right click on link to activate)



1.  Save These Dates…Women’s Work(s) Art Promotion and Fundraiser

July 7, 2009, 2 pm: Art Show Opening, Concourse of the Confederation Centre of the Arts
July 7 to 12, 2009: Art Show
July 12, 2009, 3 pm: Auction, Memorial Hall, Confederation Centre of the Arts
At July 12, 2009 Auction: Raffle draw for Island Roses, Arranged


* Art Promotion showcasing 40 female visual artists of PEI
* July 12, 2009 Women’s Work(s) Art Auction Fundraiser benefiting artists and raising funds for Anderson House, PEI Family Violence Prevention Services Inc.

Raffle Draw
Island Roses, Arranged
by Dianna Shyne
Acrylic – 30 x 24 inches
Retail value

Patrons and Sponsors are:  Senator Catherine Callbeck, Patricia Schurman, Anne Smith, Louis W. MacEachern, PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women, Interministerial Women’s Secretariat, PEI Family Violence Prevention Services Inc, Confederation Centre of the Arts, Bergmark Guimond Hammarlund Jones Architects, Details Past & Present, The Morse Team, and RBC Dominion Securities.

For more information contact Women’s Work(s) at 368-4510, email:    blog:

2. Circles of Safety and Support Volunteer Facilitator Training

Justice Options for Women is offering a free 9-day training opportunity for volunteer facilitators who will be trained to use interest-based skills in a new process called Circles of Safety and Support, to help women at risk for violence to participate in a collaborative planning process with service providers and other supporters. The first 3-day training block is June 10, 11, 12, 2009, from 9:00 – 4:00. For further information contact Kirstin Lund,,   (902) 569-1894  .

3.  Transformational Journal Writing, facilitated by Dianne Morrow

July 6 – 10, 2009
PEI School of the Arts
Gulf Shore School in North Rustico

Journal writing is the only writing form that encourages total freedom of expression. It is the best way to develop your true voice.

Using the journal/diary as a basic tool, workshop participants will explore writing devices and techniques to transform journal entries into other forms of writing of their choice such as: memoir, poetry, fiction, non-fiction,and/or plays.

Participants will also have the opportunity to read from their own writing projects, for group feedback.

Registration fee is $300 for the 30 hours. For more information please go to or contact

4.   Personnes aidantes des régions de Charlottetown, Rustico Souris et environs

Êtes-vous une personne qui offre des soins physiques ou du soutien à un proche ou à un membre de la famille atteint d’une maladie chronique (la vieillesse peut être acceptée) et ce, depuis au moins un mois? Êtes-vous la personne aidante principale? Êtes-vous âgé de 19 ans et plus? Est-ce que vous comprenez et vous parler le français? Êtes-vous une personne qui ne reçoit pas de salaire pour les soins physiques ou le soutien offert?  Si oui, nous aimerions discuter de votre intérêt à participer à un projet de recherche, coordonné par l’Alliance des femmes de la francophonie canadienne en collaboration avec l’Université de Moncton, campus de Shippagan.

Ce projet de recherche vous permettra de participer à une intervention de groupe d’environ 8 à 12 personnes aidantes et d’une personne professionnelle pour animer les discussions. Cette intervention comportera 10 sessions de deux heures par session, soit une rencontre par semaine. Chaque session ou rencontre portera sur un thème spécifique qui touche le vécu ou les besoins des personnes aidantes.

L’objectif du projet de recherche est d’évaluer et comparer les effets de deux types d’intervention de groupe sur la compétence des personnes aidantes à prendre soin d’eux.

Le Collège Acadie Î.-P.-É.  est à la recherche de personnes aidantes des régions de Charlottetown, de Rustico et de Souris et des environs pour participer à un groupe de soutien. Les thèmes dans ce type d’intervention seront déterminés par les participants, au fur et à mesure que les sessions seront offertes. Ce type d’intervention est orienté sur le partage entre les aidants, où l’animateur ou l’animatrice favorise la discussion entre les participants et les participantes.

Toutes les informations obtenues dans cette étude seront gardées confidentielles, de même que les noms des participants. Aucun nom ne sera écrit sur les questionnaires et sur les cassettes d’enregistrement.

Lors de la publication d’articles scientifiques, seuls les résultats compilés seront présentés. On demandera aussi aux participants de garder confidentiel les noms des participants et leurs témoignages lors de ces rencontres.

Pour plus de renseignements ou pour vous inscrire au groupe de soutien, veuillez communiquer avec Colette Arsenault au    (902) 8…   ou par courriel à


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


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