Community Notice


The Equality Report Card is now available in French on the Advisory Council blog and website.


1.  For your Information…

Some advance notice to let you know that we will not be sending out our email event/notice on two upcoming Fridays – August 21 and 28.   


1.  Annual Child Restraint Safety Workshop and Refresher Course at Kids West Family Resource Centre

Register now for the Child Restraint Safety Workshop and Refresher Course  being held on:
September 15 and 16, 2009 (Child restraint safety workshop)
September 17 or 18, 2009 (1 day) for a Refresher Course for those who
have already taken the full workshop training.

Facilitator is Valerie Lee

To register and for more information, please contact Kids West Family
Resource Centre at     902-853-4066     or     902-85…   .

Through the Child Restraint Safety workshops, the Infant Toddler Safety Association (ITSA) provides participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to participate in meaningful injury prevention programs concerning correct child restraint use. The workshops also provide training for those who will be inspecting child restraints or others who teach parents and caregivers how to use car seats correctly.

2.  International Symposium on Poetic Inquiry Deadline September 1

The registration deadline for the 2nd International Symposium on Poetic
Inquiry, to be held in Charlottetown, October 15-18, is September 1. The
three-day symposium includes academic sessions, presentations, poetry
readings, and informal discussions, as well as social gatherings. It is open
to anyone interested in the topic of Poetic Inquiry.

Many of PEI’s literary scholars and poets will be showcased with
international poets and scholars, creating a culturally rich, international
event. The symposium is being co-hosted by the UPEI Centre for Education
Research and the Centre for Arts-informed Research, OISE at the University of Toronto, in cooperation with the UPEI Faculties of Arts and Education, the Confederation Centre of the Arts, the League of Canadian Poets, the UPEI Department of English, and the PEI Writers’ Guild.

Full conference rates, as well as specific day rates, are available. For
more information, please contact Christine Gordon Manley (; 566-6784) or visit the CER website at

3.  Handle with Care Train the Trainer Program

When:  August 18, 19 and 20, 2009
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Royalty Centre, 40 Enman Crescent, Rm. 236
Fees: ECDA Members $180.00
          Non-Members $280.00
Facilitated by:  Alice Taylor & Denine McCormack
To register: Call Heather Walker @ 368 1866.
For more info call: Alice @ 963 2882 or Denine @ 368 6331
Registration deadline July 24, 2009
Register on-line at

4.  Cultivating Connection – National Family Literacy Conference

Date:  July 15 * 17, 2010
Location:  Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Shaw Conference Centre
For more information:  Please visit:

5.  ADVANCE Program for Women Entrepreneurs

Have you been in business for at least five years?  Do you have a well-developed business plan in place and are looking to take your business to the next level?  Have you identified opportunities for growth, or have specific growth objectives, but need some assistance to plan that next step?  If you answered yes to these questions, the ADVANCE program may be just the answer.

Commencing in September, the Centre for Women in Business, with support from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and TD Canada Trust Small Business Banking, will offer the Advance Program to high-impact women business owners throughout Atlantic Canada, with a delivery in Charlottetown, PEI.  The PEI Business Women’s Association is participating in the program by helping to promote ADVANCE to women in PEI.

The ADVANCE program offers women business owners the opportunity to take their business to the next level of growth by strengthening their management and business skills and providing professional business support to reach their growth objectives.  Five workshop sessions facilitated by accomplished, dynamic speakers including Toni Newman, Susan Sweeney, Debi Peverill, Brenda Fair and Judith Richardson will be followed by 25 hours of one-to-one consulting for each participant.

The application form is attached or can be downloaded from the website.

View more details online:

The deadline for applications is August 15, 2009.  For more information about the program’s delivery in PEI, to obtain an application form, or to discuss your eligibility, please contact Melody Beck, PEI Business Women’s Association by phone at       (902) 892-6040       or by e-mail at

6.  Positive Practices in Behavioural Support

Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre is very pleased to announce an
excellent training opportunity, “Positive Practices in Behavioral Support” ,
presented by the International Institute of Applied Behavior Analysis, Los
Angeles from September 15-18, 2009 taking place in Berwick, Nova Scotia.

For more information, contact    1-800-4…  Carol Bowlby, Sifton Consultant Occupational Therapist Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre.


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To order your copy, please email us and we will send you an order form.

8.  Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case

The Honourable Helena Guergis, Minister of State (Status of Women), is pleased to announce the Call for Nominations for the 30th Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case.

The awards were instituted by the Governor General in 1979 to honour the 50th anniversary of the “Persons Case” and the five Alberta women whose determination led to a landmark victory in the struggle by Canadian women for equality. The Famous Five achieved not only the right for women to serve in the Senate, but also paved the way for women to participate in other aspects of public life.

“Equality for women and their full participation in society are important for women, their families, their communities and our country. More than ever before, we need women leaders of all ages to help keep our country strong, economically, socially and democratically,” said Minister Guergis. “The Government of Canada is proud to recognize those who work to promote the equality of girls and women in Canada. Recipients of these awards continue the tradition of dedication and determination that the Famous Five inspired to enrich their communities.”

Five awards in addition to one Youth Award are presented annually to candidates chosen from across Canada. To be eligible for nomination, candidates must be Canadian citizens over 30 years of age, or between 15 and 30 years of age for the Youth Award.

Deadline for nominations is July 31, 2009.

For more information about the awards criteria and for a nomination form, contact:
Status of Women Canada 123 Slater Street, 10th floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1H9

Status of Women Canada is a federal government agency working to promote the full participation of women in the economic, social and democratic life of Canada.
For more information on Status of Women Canada, visit

For more information, please contact:

Sherine Mansour
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of State (Status of Women)

Nanci-Jean Waugh
Director General, Communications and Strategic Planning
Status of Women Canada


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


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