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2010 is the 50th anniversary year of the Canadian Mental Health Association on P.E.I. and its dedication to promoting the mental health of Islanders.  One of CMHA/PEI’s main celebratory events this year is Mindscapes P.E.I., an art and poetry exhibition to be presented in collaboration with Confederation Centre Art Gallery from September 16 to October 10, 2010.

CMHA/PEI is asking for art or poetry submissions from anyone whose life has been affected by mental illness.  This includes anyone who has, or had, a mental illness, or anyone closely connected to them, such as a family member, spouse, friend, or any medical professional, counsellor, or caregiver.

For Submission Guidelines please go to our website:  and follow the link to Mindscapes P.E.I.   Or, you can email us at , call us at 628-3653, or stop by our offices at 178 Fitzroy Street, 2nd Floor, to pick up your copy of the Submission Guidelines.

2.  PEI Business Women’s Association (PEIBWA) has new Executive Director

PEIBWA is pleased to announce that they have a new Executive Director, Joan Fleming starting July 19, 2010.

Joan is a native Islander whose successful business and personal experiences have instilled in her a passion for working with others and supporting them in their endeavors.  Joan had a career with the Royal Bank of Canada managing several branches and dealing with a wide variety of businesses throughout the Maritimes.  She has experience in financial management, business planning, human resources, and financial counselling. Her most recent position at UPEI School of Business involved a variety of projects allowing her to connect with students in a mentoring, counselling and supportive role.

From a personal perspective, Joan has been involved with Rotary for the past thirteen years and is a member of the Charlottetown Chamber of Commerce.  She loves to garden, paint in various mediums, do stain glass and create genealogy stories in book or movie format.

Joan is excited about her new position and is committed to assisting individuals and businesses throughout Prince Edward Island to maximize their potential through their involvement with PEI Business Women’s Association.  Joan can be reached by e-mail at and by phone at 892-6040.

3.   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.  Participate in PEI’s website is . There are four headings in the sidebar with additional information re process etc.

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.


Community Events and Notices are forwarded to you by the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women for your information and interest. The PEI Status of Women cannot guarantee the accuracy of notices or control re-postings, and does not necessarily endorse every notice or event posted.

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

Notices will also be posted shortly on our blog, Women’s Equality PEI at . If you do not wish to receive this weekly community notice, please reply and let us know by typing – Unsubscribe – in the subject line.

PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women
PO Box 2000 (161 St. Peter’s Road), Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
tel: 902 368 4510
fax: 902 368 3269


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