↗ Finally, a long-awaited draft is in progress to update the statistical portrait of women that was compiled in 1996. So far, so good: the process has already been consultative and collaborative, with input from the Status of Women Council and women’s community organizations to help identify what kinds of data are needed in the profile. Council is hopeful that collaboration will continue and that we will be invited to provide input on a draft when it is completed.
→ Anticipated print date for this project is winter 2010. We hope government will stand behind the findings of the statistical review and use the data systematically and well for increased gender-sensitive decision-making. This should include making formal connections with other provincial statistical exercises, such as the Annual Review of Statistics and the work currently underway on Community Accounts.
This is an excerpt from the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women 2009 Equality Report Card for PEI, released in June 2009 and based on information updated to May 30, 2009.