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1.  Circles of Safety and Support:  Collaborative Safety Planning for Women in Crisis

Information Sessions for Service Providers

To register click on the link below (or copy and paste it into your internet search engine)

Attend one of the Information Sessions to find out how you can participate in facilitated comprehensive safety planning.

Montague, November 9 (1 to 4)  Curling Club, 23 Central St

Summerside, November 13 (9 to 12)  Loyalist Resort, 195 Harbour Dr

O’Leary, November 16 (1 to 4)  Access PEI, 45 East St

Charlottetown, November 20 (9 to 12) Murchison Centre, 15-17 Pius X Ave

A Circle of Safety and Support brings together a woman struggling with issues of physical or emotional safety as a result of family violence with service providers and other supports to collaborate in developing a comprehensive plan for her safety and support.

The Circle process is designed for women who are in need of a higher level of safety planning than would generally take place in situations of family violence.

Circle members can include: police, family violence advocates, justice  and corrections staff, school and community organizations representatives and personal support people such as employers, family, friends, and neighbours.

To register click on the link below (or copy and paste it into your internet search engine)

For additional information contact Sandy Kowalik at

2. Training Session for Charities

Hello everyone,

Do you represent a small or rural charity?

Would your board members like free training on how to improve annual reports to Canada Revenue Agency?

Join us for a session….
Sponsor: Voluntary Resource Centre

Where:  Murphy Community Centre, Room 205, 200 Richmond St, Charlottetown, PE

When:  Friday, November 6, 2009

What Time:  9:00 am – 4:00 pm Lunch will be provided.

– Treasurer’s Chest:  Tools for Treasurers and Finance Committees
– Fundraiser’s Receipt Book: Fundraising do’s and don’ts for Charities
– Agenda Gems: Tips and Tools for Maintaining Charitable Status
– Shoe Box:  Important Documents concerning your Charitable Status
The session will be tailored to meet the needs of the participants.  There will be lots of opportunity for participation and to get your questions answered.

Peter Mushkat, Dalhousie University

How to Register:
Call 902-368-7337, or email or go to: and click on Training

Register by:
Deadline for registering is Nov 2, 2009

Regards, Sylvie Arsenault, Manager
Voluntary Resource Centre, 81 Prince Street, Charlottetown, PE   C1A 4R3, Phone: 902.368.7337, Fax: 902.368.7180,




Bioenergetics(a body/mind approach to health and well-being). Practitioners offer exercise classes and individual counselling. Classes begin October 26 from 7-8 p.m. for 6 weeks.  For more info. call Margaret at 394-4386 or e-mail

2. In Support of Christmas Seals and the Lung Association

For over 100 years, during the season of peace and goodwill, Canadians have given of themselves with donations to Christmas Seals and the work of the Lung Association. The PEI Lung Association is very pleased to launch its annual Christmas Seals campaign for 2009. We are asking Islanders to please give generously to the Lung Association’s Christmas Seals Campaign – it’s a holiday tradition that helps everyone breathe a little easier. This year, why not send a wish of good health along with your season’s greetings by using the Lung Association’s Christmas Seals. Since 1908, funds raised from Christmas Seals have been helping Islanders to breathe easier.

One in five islanders has a breathing problem such as emphysema, asthma or lung cancer,” said Joanne Ings, Executive Director of the PEI Lung Association. “We have worked for decades to help people live with their lung disease, and now we are focusing on making rapid changes towards the early diagnosis and aggressive treatment of these diseases.” Why the urgency? “Try to imagine what it must feel like struggling to take your next breath,” says Joanne Ings. “Your whole world becomes focused on drawing in that one breath. This is the urgency that hundreds of Islanders live with and we know that early diagnosis can make a big difference.”

The PEI Lung Association is a community based, charitable organization committed to assisting Islanders to promote and improve their lung health through education, advocacy and research.

For more information about lung health in PEI or to request a sheet of Christmas Seals, call the Lung Association at 892-5957, toll free at 1-888-566- LUNG(5864) or check out our website at

3. Webinar – Child & Youth Unintentional Injuires

The Atlantic Collaborative on Injury Prevention (ACIP) is hosting a webinar on Child & Youth Unintentional Injuries: Atlantic Canada, 10 Years in Review.

Presenter: Sandra Newton, Child Safety Link
Date: Thursday, October 29, 2009
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm – Atlantic

To register for this webinar and receive sign-in information, please
email ACIP at


EXPLORING MY INNER WORLD (Five Monday evenings)
Who of us does not want to understand ourselves more and make sense of our lives?
This workshop introduces you to an unique and effective method for understanding yourself and accelerating your growth. You will learn to use an invaluable self-help PRH tool that you will want to take away with you.

Place: Mount St. Mary’s, 141 Mount Edward Rd. Charlottetown
Dates: Mondays, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30.
Time: 7 – 9:00pm
Cost: $175.00 ($25.00 discount if registered before Wednesday, Oct. 28)

Contact: Myrna: 902 892-6585 Mailing address: Box 1147, Charlottetown, PE C1A 7M8

DISCOVERING THE CORE OF MY IDENTITY is a one weekend workshop to help us: gain insights in naming and owning the goodness deep within us, increase our chances for personal progress and discover the meaning of our lives.

Place: Mount St. Mary’s, Charlottetown
Dates: Oct. 23-25
Time: Fri. 7:00 – 9:00pm, Sat. & Sun. 9:am – 4:30pm


A one evening workshop which enables us to look at the areas of our lives where we feel confident and self-assured and where we do not. we will explore ways in which we can grow in self-confidence enabling us to live freely in all areas of our lives.

Place: Mount St. Mary’s, Charlottetown
Dates: Mon. Oct. 26th
Time: Fri. 7:00 – 9:00pm

To register contact:
Myrna Aylward
PRH Educator & Counselor
(902) 892-6585

5. Award for the Advancement of Human Rights

The second annual Award for the Advancement of Human Rights on PEI is now open for nominations. The PEI Human Rights Commission created this award to recognize individuals, groups or organizations that have made significant contributions to the advancement of human rights on Prince Edward Island.

The award will recognize exceptional achievement on a volunteer basis to promote human rights and equality in PEI as defined in the Prince Edward Island Human Rights Act. The Act states that every person is free and equal in dignity and human rights without regard to age, colour, creed, ethnic or national origin, family status, marital status, physical or intellectual disability, political belief, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or source of income.

The contribution to the advancement of human rights could be in the following areas: accommodations; employment practices; associations or organizations practices; publications, broadcasts, public displays, and advertisements; services and facilities; or volunteer services.

For more information on the grounds of discrimination please visit our website: Nomination forms are available on the website and at Access PEI sites.

The closing date for nominations is October 30 with the presentation of the award taking place during the celebration of International Human Rights Day, December 10.

For further information please contact Lorraine Buell, at 902-368-4180.

6. Ten Thousand Villages Sale dates

Church and community volunteers in Summerside, Cornwall, and Crapaud will make a difference in the lives of artisans around the world by selling exquisite, handcrafted gifts and home décor in three sales to be held this month. The first two sales will be on November 6th and 7th in Summerside and Cornwall, followed by one in Crapaud November 20th and 21st. Sale organizers Vicki Homes, Joan Melanson, and Shelley MacEwen believe they are giving customers in their communities a chance to buy unique products while helping people in developing countries meet basic needs for themselves and their families. Together we are making a difference.

Ten Thousand Villages works with artisans who would otherwise be unemployed, or underemployed. We provide vital, fair income to these Third World people by selling their handicrafts and telling their stories in North America. This income helps pay for food, education, health care, and housing. Ten Thousand Villages works with over 120 different artisans groups from more than 30 countries across the globe.

All proceeds of the sale support artisans partnered with Ten Thousand Villages, the oldest and largest Fair Trade Organization in North America, (over 60 years). The sale owes its success to dedicated local volunteers who you will meet at the sales. If you wish to volunteer, please call one of the organizers.

Details of the individual sales are as follows:

Summerside Presbyterian Church, 130 Victoria Road, (across from Three Oaks High School) on Friday, November 6th from 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM and on Saturday, November 7th from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Cornwall United Church, 9 Cornwall Road (Behind Esso Station on TCH) on Friday, November 6th from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM and Saturday, November 7th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Englewood School (on the TransCanada Highway), Crapaud, on Friday, November 20th from 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM and Saturday, Novemer 21st from 8:30 AM to 4 PM.

For more information on the Summerside sale contact Vicki Homes at 569-4259; Cornwall: Joan Melanson at 892-3228; and Crapaud: Shelley MacEwen at 675-3519.


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


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