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1.   Free Public Screening – POOR NO MORE

Wednesday, July 14
7:00 p.m.

Atlantic Veterinary College Lecture Theatre
Free admission

Poor No More offers solutions to Canada’s working poor. The film takes three Canadians to a world where people do not have to beg, where housing is affordable and university education is free. They ask themselves: if other countries can do this, why don’t we?

Hosted by TV and film star Mary Walsh, Poor No More offers an engaging look at Canadians stuck in low paying jobs with no security and no future. Mary then takes us on a journey to Ireland and Sweden so we can see how these countries have tackled poverty while strengthening their economies. The film offers hope to those who have to work two jobs a day and to those who cannot even find work.

This showing is sponsored by CUPE, the P.E.I. Working Group for a Livable Income and the MacKillop Centre for Social Justice.

For more about the film, see

2.   Employment Opportunity – Executive Director for Canadian Women’s Health Network

The Canadian Women’s Health Network (CWHN) is looking for new leadership. Canada’s leading independent voice for trusted women’s health information is seeking a new Executive Director. The organization, with its head office in Winnipeg, has strong networks and affiliations throughout the country. The CWHN focuses on providing high quality information about women’s health for researchers, health care providers, policy makers and Canadian women.

We strive to be an independent, critical voice for women’s health in Canada. Throughout our 14-year history, we have helped to lead and define the women’s health agenda in this country. We have taken courageous positions, built strong communities, and spoken out on behalf of women and girls. We are looking for an exceptional woman to help us take our next steps into the future, a thought leader with passion and a commitment to social change.

To take on this leadership challenge, the CWHN is seeking an enthusiastic and determined champion for women’s health. Working with a dedicated and diverse Board, the Executive Director will play an important role in developing and transitioning the Network. She will encourage strategic directions, provide inspiration and vision for the organization, and support the Network’s talented staff team.

The ideal candidate will have post-secondary education, a strong background in women’s health policy and research and a commitment to feminist perspectives and equity. She will also have experience and a demonstrated track record in evidence-based advocacy, building networks, promoting capacity building, and fostering organizational growth.

To be considered, applicants must have demonstrated:
. commitment to building an independent and national voice for women’s health in Canada
. understanding of NGO governance
. effective management of internal and external communications, including media
. experience in maintaining government relations
. ability to plan and manage organizational development, creation and implementation of budgets,goals and objectives, including recruitment and effective utilization of staff skills
. results in fundraising and grant acquisition derived from a variety of sources
. strong oral and written English is essential and bilingualism is an asset
. ability to work collaboratively and independently with board, staff, and community allies

To explore this exciting leadership opportunity to guide one of Canada’s most trusted and respected health organizations, please forward your résumé, a one page document describing your vision for the CWHN and a sample of writing intended for the public or for a policy context to by Tuesday, July 20, 2010.   More information about CWHN is available at

While the CWHN’s national office is located in Winnipeg, we will accept applications from elsewhere. However, candidates must be open to travel to Winnipeg as well as Ottawa. The position is full time but some flexibility in terms of hours can be considered. Salary will be negotiable, and will include a generous benefit package.

The CWHN is committed to diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from candidates who have disabilities, who are Aboriginal, from LGBTQ communities, or who are members of racialized groups. We are a unionized work environment. We are grateful for all applications; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.



1.   PEI Status of Women Recently Released its 2010 Interim Trends Report

On June 24, the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women released its 2010 Interim Trends Report, a mid-term assessment between the 2009 Equality Report Card and next year’s 2011 Equality Report Card.  Report cards highlight government action and inaction towards women’s equality goals.

To view the report, media release and the opinion-editorial, “2010 Interim Trends Report: Steps Being Taken In The Right Direction,” click on the links under EQUALITY REPORT CARD INTERIM TRENDS REPORT 2010 on the front page of our website, at the address below:

2.   PEI Status of Women Council Vacancy

Are you committed to women’s equality? Are you interested in bringing the equality issues and concerns of your community to government’s attention and in helping guide the PEI Status of Women Council in its work? This could be the opportunity you’ve been looking for!

In December 2010, three of nine Council member positions will be vacant. Government will appoint women to Council who have demonstrated a commitment to women’s equality who represent the regional, cultural, and ethnic diversity of PEI women, including groups such as women of colour, young, lesbian, Aboriginal, Francophone, low income, senior women or women with a disability.

Applications to sit on Council can be made through Participate PEI, administered by the Executive Council Office. Beginning September 2010, applications must be received 2 months before a vacancy. Applications are available on-line at or call the Executive Council Office at (902) 368-4502.

The PEI Status of Women Council works for equality and supports women’s full and active participation in social, legal, cultural, economic, and political spheres of life. The Council began in 1975 as an Order-In-Council. In 1988, it received full legislative standing with the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women Act. It is an arms-length provincial government advisory agency, serving as a bridge between community and government. Council meets six times a year.

A visit to the Status of Women website at will give you a glimpse of some of the work the Council has been doing in recent years. In addition to making recommendations to government in policy and legislation to benefit the lives of Island women, girls and their families, Council initiates and participates in events and projects that benefit women.

One of Council’s most public initiatives is the annual Purple Ribbon Campaign, to raise awareness about violence against women and children. Council also partners with many groups including the Working Group for a Livable Income, the planning committee for International Women’s Day, the Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention and the PEI Victim Services Advisory Board.

If you would like more information on becoming a member of the Advisory Council on the Status of Women, please email or call (902) 368-4510.


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