Community Notices


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1.   Upcoming Vacancies on the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women Council

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 Advisory Council on the Status of Women in its work?  This could be the opportunity you’ve been looking for!

In late December 2010, four 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.  Note:  As of last month, any applications for specific agencies, boards or commissions must now be received by Participate in PEI, two (2) months before a vacancy occurs.

These applications are available on-line at or by calling the Executive Council Office at (902) 368-4502.  Participate in PEI’s website is .  You will see four headings in the sidebar with additional information regarding the process to follow to apply,  etc.

The PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women 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 PEI 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, and the Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention.

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

2.  The Native Council of PEI’s 4th Annual “Freezing for Warmth” Event

For the fourth year in a row, the Native Council of Prince Edward Island is hosting “Freezing for Warmth” from November 25th – 26th. NCPEI invites the general public to join us in our quest to create awareness and understanding to combat homelessness and violence against women on PEI. The vigil, beginning at 10:00 a.m. is in support of Grandmother’s House, the only women’s homeless shelter in Charlottetown. Pack your pillow and sleeping bag and come down to the corner of University and Fitzroy Avenue as we spend 24 hours on the streets “so other’s don’t have to”   NCPEI is partnering with the PEI Rape and Sexual Assault Centre to host the “Take Back the Night March” that will be held on location at 6:00 p.m. on November 25th, the International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women. There will be a bake sale and BB on location from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please visit for more information or call 892-5314.

3.   Communities in Action: Collaboration & Crime Prevention

Discover what happens when stakeholders work together to create sustainable strategies for Community Led Crime Prevention

We are excited to invite you to a one day workshop to explore:

* What collaboration means and what it looks like
* Barriers to collaboration and strategies for overcoming them
* Ideas for engaging, motivating and sustaining stakeholders over the long term

There will be an opportunity for participants to discuss their own challenges and successes in collaboration and crime prevention.

Everyone is welcome!

There will be 2 workshops held on the following dates:

WHEN:     November 3, 2010
WHERE:   Credit Union Place, 511 West Street Summerside PE
TIME:       8:30 am – 3:30 pm

WHEN:      November 4, 2010
WHERE:    Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, 56 Kent Street Charlottetown PE
TIME:       8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Speakers for the day are:

Scott Crawford – Community Developer, Saint Joseph’s Community Health Centre

Christiane Sadeler – Executive Director, Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council

Please note:  There is no cost to participants and lunch is on your own.  Space is limited.  Please RSVP Wilhelmina Stevenson at or 569-7680 by Wednesday October 27, 2010.

*This workshop is sponsored by the Atlantic Coordinating Committee on Crime Prevention and Community Safety, in partnership with Community Legal Information Association, the PEI Department of Justice and Public Safety and the MCPEI Aboriginal Justice Program.

4. Workshops

“Constructive Approach to My Problems and Sufferings”

Dates:  Thursday, Nov. 4 (7pm-9pm) & Saturday Nov. 6 (9am-3:30pm)


  • Identity how you deal with problems and your attitude & beliefs about them
  • Understand how to free yourself and begin to move forward
  • Make choices that promote your well-being


“Making Good Decisions”

Three Wednesdays, Nov. 10, 17, & 24      (7pm-9pm)
Each day you make decisions regarding relationships, health, work and your future. Each decision you make impacts your life and that of those around you.

This process will:

–  take into account you and your needs.
–  enable you to make healthy choices as opposed to just following others.
–  leave you at peace with your decision.

This mini-workshop presents:

an excellent tool for decision making that really works – a tool that will not leave you second guessing yourself, and feeling indecisive.


“Fostering My Self-Esteem”  Saturday, Nov. 20 (9am-4:30pm)

The objective of this workshop is to  enable participants:

● discover from where in them self-esteem needs to originate
● understand what alters their self-esteem or cancels it altogether
● in order to embark on a journey that is conducive to accepting reality
● and to enter and to remain in a place where the true value of each person dwells.

Cost: The PRH Sliding Scale of Fees

Myrna Aylward, prh Educator & Counsellor
(902) 892-6585



1.   2nd Annual Goddesses for Good

November 3
7:00 pm
Simple Pleasures Private Dining Room (Grafton Street, Charlottetown)
Tickets:  $40

This year, buy a ticket and come and have a ball at Simple Pleasures Intimate Catering- drop in anytime between 7:00 and 10:30. Feel free to invite your friends, sisters, moms- whoever!

There will be delicious food, wonderful energy, and lots of fundraising for women in need in our community.

Patti Larsen will also be there with her Tarot Cards ready! She will read your cards for a little extra donation to help out!

PEI Family Violence Prevention
Services Inc.
CHANCES Family Resource Centres

Come meet & network with other
wonderful Goddesses and make this
holiday season a little bit brighter for
Island families!

The following optional
donations will also be accepted:

* Cleaning supplies
* New pillows
* Alarm clocks
* Toiletries
* Gift Cards
* Make-up & hair products
* Crib sheets
* Formula & baby bottles

It’s going to be a fabulous time. Check us out on Facebook (Goddesses for Good) and twitter @PEI_Goddess.

Deadline for purchasing tickets is October 28th (Kurtis needs #’s so he knows how much food/staff to have on hand!). Give me a call at 569-4737 or email me at to RSVP and make arrangements for your tickets.   Thanks! Alaina

2.  PEI Association for Community Living Inc. Annual Meeting

WHEN:  Thursday November 4, 2010
WHERE:  Benevolent Irish Society, 582 North River Rd.
TIME:  6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

*Presentation by Joe MacDonald, RBC, on Registered Disability Savings Plans
* Social will follow meeting with music by Mike Pendergast – Refreshments will be provided

All are welcome!

3.  UPEI Centre for Education Research Seminar Series

November 2, 2010 – Examining the use of virtual learning communities to support principals as instructional leaders (Khym Goslin)
Location:  AVC 287N

December 7, 2010 – PEI Teacher Workload Study: Salient findings through novel research methods (Ron MacDonald)
Location:  TBA

4.  When My Autism Gets Too Big!/Ready S.E.T. Go! Sensorimotor Early Childhood/Elementary Themes & ASD

When My Autism Gets Too Big! – Kari Dunn Buron

WHEN: Friday November 5, 2010
WHERE: Delta Prince Edward, 18 Queen Street Charlottetown PE

Current cognitive learning theories, as they relate to ASD, can shed some light on the nature of explosive behavior in individuals with ASD.  This presentation will illustrate the connections between cognitive issues associated with autism, an individual’s ability to understand social information, and how all of this can lead to social anxiety and explosive behavior.


Ready S.E.T. Go! Sensorimotor Early Childhood/Elementary Themes & ASD – Jenny Clark Brack

WHEN: Saturday November 6, 2010
WHERE: Delta Prince Edward, 18 Queen Street Charlottetown PE

Learning Objectives:
1.   Examine sensory processing disorder characteristics as well as current research in this field
2.   Discuss evidence-based sensory interventions that can facilitate sustained engagement in children with ASD
3.   Learn about and discover how Ready S.E.T. Go! facilitates readiness skills for motor, sensory, language, cognitive and social development
4.   Understand neurological differences in the brains of children with ASD and how this impacts functional daily living skills


Parent or Para-professional Rate
1 Day Only      $130.00 + $6.50 GST = $136.50
2 Days            $190.00 + $9.50 GST = $199.50

Professional Rate
1 Day Only      $185.00 + $9.25 GST = $194.25
2 Days            $250.00 + $12.50 GST = $262.50

Early Bird Deadline October 18 is Fast Approaching
Register Today!

To Register Contact:
Autism Awareness Centre Inc.
9331-151 Street
Edmonton AB  T5R 1K1
Ph: (Toll Free) 1-866-724-2224 or 780-474-8355
Fax: 780-477-8350  Email:

Register online at:

*Deadline for registrations is October 25, 2010

5.  Scrabble Tournament

When: Saturday October 30, 2010
Where:  Seniors Active Living Centre (CARI Centre)
Registration Fee:  $5.00
Times: Registration from 8:30am – 8:50am

Games to start promptly at 9:00 am
and finish by 3:00 pm (approximately)

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd plus 50/50 and a door prize
Dictionary: The Official SCRABBLE Players Dictionary 4th Edition (Red Book) and TWL Sheets

Contacts: Michelle at 368-7452, Joan at 892-6314 or Judy at 368-2504.
Pot Luck Lunch.

6.  PEI Literacy Alliance Events

Recognizing Life’s Work : Helping Learners Connect their Essential Skills from Home to Work

When:         November 29, 2010  9-12 noon
Where:        Delta Hotel 18 Queen St.  Charlottetown
Cost:           $20.00  A practitioner’s resource kit is provided to all participants
Facilitator:   Lorri Sauve, Project Consultant for Recognizing Life’s Work.

To register:  call 368-3620 or email


Spotlight on Change: Information session

Learn more about this essential skills program for women over 40.  This program is for Canadian citizens or immigrants

When: Friday, November 12, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Where: TBA Charlottetown
Registration: Call the PEI Literacy Alliance at 368-3620 or email
Presenter: Anne Ramsay, Executive Network Director Project READ Ontario

7.   Women Forging The Future: A Two-Day Virtural Seminar

EnlightenNext is launching the next phase in its work with women by offering an exclusive 2-day virtual seminar, Women Forging the Future, which will explore the inner and outer dynamics that shape women’s horizons today.

Register here.

Women Forging the Future is organized into two virtual daylong seminars that can be taken together or separately:

A Call to Evolve
Saturday, November 13
Led by Dr. Elizabeth Debold, author, senior student of Evolutionary Enlightenment, and a senior editor for EnlightenNext magazine, this seminar will explore where we are now as educated postmodern women and where we want to go. And why, with so much freedom of choice, many of us still struggle to find a deeper source of autonomy and authentic purpose.

Women Creating Culture
Sunday, November 14
In this seminar, Andrew Cohen, founder of EnlightenNext, will guide us in the process of aligning with the creative impulse of evolution in order to create a radically new culture among women, and between women and men.

We are thrilled to be embarking on our next stage of work with women, and we hope you can join us.

Please register for one or both seminars here.

Warm regards,  Mary Adams, Director of Retreats

8.  Bonshaw’s Monthly Ceilidh

is coming up Sunday evening October 24th from 7-9 at the Bonshaw Hall in Bonshaw. [Please note date change: Oct 24th.] Our regulars welcome special guests Max Keenlyside, Georgia & Dave Connolly and Cynthia Gay, and Doug Green.

There will be a 50/50 draw, open stage time, and lunch. Admission is by donation with this month’s proceeds going towards a Cuba Relief Fund and Bonshaw Hall expenses. 675-4282, 675-4093

9.  Mentors Needed

EPWIC is seeking mentors for their  ” Caring and Sharing Group “.  These women will be  providing peer support for vulnerable women in the Greater Summerside Area.  It is a commitment of 1-2 hours a week.

Through guidance and sharing, becoming a mentor can help create positive actions for many women. Having this support available will help vulnerable women in the community build self-esteem and confidence. Training for the mentors will be provided.

Anyone interested can contact Andy Lou Somers @ / 436-9856.

10.    PEIBWA Events and Lunch and Learn

Lunch and Learn- Alberton

The Best Source for Free Business Information: Canada Business
Presenter: Brenda McInnis, Business Information Officer at Canada Business Centre

Canada Business, located in Charlottetown, is a free and confidential full-service business information resource. The Centre’s goal is to provide your business with the resources it needs to grow and prosper. Canada Business strives to;
• Reduce the complexity of dealing with multiple levels of government by compiling information on government services, programs and regulations from federal, provincial and municipal sources into one location
• Consolidate business information in one convenient service
• Enable you to make well-informed business decisions in a global economy
• Contribute to your success through sound business planning, market research and the use of strategic business information

Join Brenda McInnis as she informs and answers questions on all of the services Canada Business has to offer!

Location:      Alberton Business Centre, 445 Main Street, Alberton
Date:           Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Time:           12 noon – 1:30 pm
Cost:            $15 + GST for members, $20 + GST for non-members

To register, please contact Elizabeth Noonan at (902) 436-0386 or by e-mail at Registration deadline:  Friday, October 22, 2010 at 4:00 pm.

Please note: If you register for a Lunch and Learn session and are unable to attend, please let us know 48 hours in advance. People who do not cancel in advance will be invoiced.


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.

Note:  The deadline for receiving notices/events to post is by noon on Thursdays.

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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