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1.  2011 Family Literacy Day Celebration!

The PEI Literacy Alliance will be offering fun, free family events at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery this Saturday to celebrate Family Literacy Day.

WHEN:  Saturday, January 22nd

WHERE:  Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown

TIME: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Phone:  368-1810

2. Annual General Meeting of the Environmental Coalition of PEI

Dear current, past or future ECO-PEI member,

The Annual General Meeting of the Environmental Coalition of Prince Edward Island is coming up, and it is always a good opportunity to see old friends and make new acquaintances. We would like you to join us Thursday, February 3 at the Colonel Gray High School lecture theatre (basketball court entrance) in Charlottetown from 6:30-8:30 pm.

Our business meeting begins at 6:30 pm and will outline the year’s activities. We will also be holding elections for the 2011 board.

At 7 pm, there will be a presentation on “Macphail Woods: Celebrating 20 Years of Good Work”. That’s right, 2011 marks the 20th anniversary of the Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project and we thought our AGM would be a great place to kick off the celebrations. Staff from the project will present a review of activities, from humble beginnings to our work managing provincial forest land. Plus, we will let you know the exciting new directions we are looking at for the next two decades. There will be lots of time for discussion afterwards.

Everyone is welcome, so please plan to attend and bring a friend.  This is an excellent opportunity to reflect on the past and learn how we can all move forward in protecting and enhancing our environment.  You can also find out how to get involved in the work of the Environmental Coalition of Prince Edward Island.

If you’re unable to attend the AGM but would like to renew your ECO-PEI membership ($10 individual, $25 supporting, $100 corporate) we invite you to fill out this form and return it to our office.

Finally, our monthly board meetings are now held at the Voluntary Resource Centre, 81 Prince St., Charlottetown and as always, are open to the public.  You’re welcome to come by to meet us and participate any time.  Call ECO-PEI at 902-651-2575 or email to find out when our next meeting will be.

For more information about the upcoming AGM, click here.

Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you at the AGM,

3.  Using New & Social Media for Political Campaigns

Social Media Training for Women In Politics

Now is the time to start planning your campaign strategy and how to use social media to your advantage. Join us Saturday, February 26th, from 9 AM – 12 Noon at the Dutch Inn, Cornwall for this interactive social media training workshop facilitated by Nancy Beth Guptill of Sweet Spot Marketing, with special guests Cynthia Dunsford, PEI Provincial MLA and Tina Moore-Mundy, City of Summerside Councillor.

We will discuss how to run a successful campaign using social media, and we’ll teach you how to create a social media action plan based on your campaign platform. We will introduce the most popular social media channels politicians are using, and how these new communication channels are being successfully used in campaigns and political marketing. This workshop is specifically for women politicians, candidates, political marketers and campaign workers.

For more information and/or to register visit


What:  A fun filled and action packed night to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day

When: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 7:00PM

Where: Summerside Harbourfront Jubilee Theatre, Harbour Drive, Summerside, PEI

Gift Bags will be given to everyone that attends – Door Prizes will be given out throughtout the night


IF you want tickets to ensure your seat for the night,

please contact:   Andy Lou Somers, 436-9856 or email:

5.  RCMP Career Presentation

Women interested in a challenging career with vast opportunities are invited to attend the RCMP Career Presentation for Women in Charlottetown on February 2nd, 2011.

RCMP Career Presentation for Women – This info session will provide information for women who are interested in learning more about a policing career with the RCMP. This will be a great opportunity for women who attend to speak with female members of the RCMP about roles/responsibilities, application process, training and Physical Abilities Requirement Evaluation (PARE). Please note that attendance at a Career Presentation is now the mandatory first step in the RCMP application process.

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC), Lecture Theatre A

550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI

Women interested in becoming a RCMP officer should grab this opportunity!

Information and Registration (registration is needed as seats are limited):
Phone number: 1-877-RCMP-GRC (1-877-726-7472)

About the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
Forget ordinary! With over 150 different specializations available within the RCMP, you can forget about the monotony of doing the same thing year after year for the rest of your professional life. Examples of specialized units include: forensics, major crimes investigation, surveillance and undercover work, protective operations, international peacekeeping and Aboriginal policing. The RCMP is unique in the world since it is a national, federal, provincial and municipal policing body. We offer a career nowhere near ordinary, competitive salary and benefits package.

The RCMP recruiting efforts endeavor to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve by ensuring that we actively recruit from all segments of Canada’s society. The RCMP is committed to attracting, retaining and advancing the best qualified candidates from all backgrounds and cultures.


Les femmes intéressées à une carrière enrichissante qui offre de vastes possibilités sont invitées à participer à la Présentation sur les carrières de la GRC à l’intention des femmes* à Charlottetown, le 2 février 2011.
(Veuillez également consulter l’affiche ci-jointe.)

Quoi ?

Présentation sur les carrières de la GRC à l’intention des femmes – Le but de cette présentation est d’informer les femmes qui aimeraient en savoir davantage sur les possibilités de carrière en tant que policières au sein de la GRC. Les participantes auront ainsi l’occasion d’échanger avec des policières au sujet des rôles et responsabilités, du processus de demande d’emploi, de la formation et du Test d’aptitudes physiques essentielles (TAPE). Assister à une présentation sur les carrières est maintenant la première étape obligatoire du processus de recrutement de la GRC.

Quand ?
Le mercredi 2 février 2011 à 18 h

Où ?
Collège vétérinaire de l’Atlantique, salle de conférence A
550, avenue University, Charlottetown (PEI)

Qui ?
Toute femme intéressée à une carrière policière à la GRC est invitée à participer à cette séance d’information !

Renseignements et inscription (l’inscription est requise puisque les places sont limitées) :
Téléphone : 1-877-RCMP-GRC (1-877-726-7472)
Courriel :
Site Web :

Au sujet de la Gendarmerie royale du Canada (GRC)
Oubliez la banalité ! La GRC offre plus de 150 genres d’emplois opérationnels et administratifs, ce qui fait que vous pouvez dire adieu à la monotonie d’un travail répétitif à longueur d’année pour le reste de votre vie professionnelle. Voici quelques spécialisations opérationnelles : identité judiciaire, enquêtes sur les crimes graves, surveillance et opérations d’infiltration, missions de protection, maintien de la paix internationale et police autochtone. La GRC est unique au monde puisqu’elle est un service de police municipal, provincial et national. Nous offrons une carrière hors de l’ordinaire, une rémunération et des avantages sociaux compétitifs.

La GRC s’efforce de recruter dans tous les segments de la société pour se constituer un effectif représentatif des collectivités au Canada. La GRC tient à attirer, à maintenir en poste et à promouvoir les postulantes et postulants les mieux qualifiés, quelles que soient leurs origines ou leur culture.

*Veuillez noter que cette séance sera présentée en anglais.



1. Late New Year’s Levée

The PEI Coalition for Women in Government invites you to a New Year’s Levée to mingle with future, current and past female politicians and those who support them.
January 27, 2011
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Queen Street Commons, 224 Queen Street
Please RSVP to or 569-1894

2.  Attention: PEI Women Visual Artists

Call for Submissions

International Women’s Day Centenary Show!

March 8th is International Women’s Day (IWD), a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.

To celebrate the 100th International Women’s Day, this exhibition will feature 100 (or more) small gems of work created by PEI women artists, valued at $100 (or less). Organizations, governments, and individuals will be able to tangibly mark IWD’s roots in the labour movement by purchasing a piece and putting a little cash in the artist’s pocket during the lean months of March.

Canadian artists typically live well below the poverty line, with female artists earning on average, 28% less than their male counterparts.

What has changed in women’s lives in the last 100 years? What still needs to be changed? How are women around the globe doing? What matters to women now? What unique gifts do women offer the world?

PEI women artists are invited to submit an artwork, exploring these ideas. A variety of media, including painting, sculpture, photography, textile, and printmaking is welcome.

·     Open to PEI women artists
·     Work must be of professional quality
·     Work must be ready to hang or display
·     Work must be valued at $100 or less

Work can be dropped off at the Guild Gallery, Richmond Street, Charlottetown, on Monday, February 28 from 10 – 4 pm.

For more information email:

The exhibition will run from March 1 – 12, with an opening reception on Saturday, March 5, 2 – 4 pm. All are welcome to attend.

3.  Request for Proposals

The Interministerial Women’s Secretariat is issuing a request for proposals for project funding for community organizations in PEI.  The objective of the Interministerial Women’s Secretariat grant is to provide project funding to:

* support organizations that provide direct services and programs for the benefit of women in Prince Edward Island; and/or
* support projects that enhance awareness, education and social action on women’s legal, health, social and economic equality; and/or
* support the capacity of women’s organizations that promote women’s equality through advocacy, research and policy development.

Applications/proposals must be received by February 25, 2011. For more information, please contact the Women’s Secretariat at (902) 368-6494 or email  A copy of the funding guidelines will be available shortly on our website at:

4.  PEIBWA Upcoming Events

Lunch and Learn- Montague
“Generating Positive Publicity”
Presented By: Lori Mayne, Writer, Educator, Professional Communicator, and former Journalist

Do you cringe when a reporter calls? Do you wonder why your business doesn’t get coverage from local media? This session will give you tips on dealing effectively with the media and generating positive publicity for your business. You will learn how to attract media coverage, identify potential media opportunities, craft a press release, and direct a media interview.

Location:      Active Communities Inc., 540 Main St., Montague
Date:          Tuesday January 25th, 2011
Time:           12 noon- 1:30pm
Cost:            Members- $15.75 (includes GST), non-members $21.00 (includes GST)

To register, please contact Paula Laybolt by e-mail at or by phone at (902) 892-6040.

Registration Deadline: Friday January 21st, 2011 at 4:00pm.


Lunch and Learn – Summerside
“Workplace Wellness”
Presented by: Wendy Chappell, The Whole Way Health & Fitness Studio

The workplace is a favourable setting for promoting Active Living and Wellness, whether you have one employee or hundreds. Discover why, through the presentation of some eye opening statistics, your workplace should promote a culture that values workers’ health and physiological needs. Benefit from the time to explore the many options for addressing workplace wellness and get ideas about tweaking the initiatives you already have in place. Enjoy some joint mobility exercises for your neck and your hands so your afternoon will be less stressful and an introduction to Kettlebell training.

Location:       Loyalist Lakeview Resort, 195 Harbour Drive, Summerside
Date:            Thursday, January 27th, 2011
Time:            12 noon- 1:30pm
Cost:            Members- $15.75 (includes GST), non-members $21.00 (includes GST)

To register, please contact Elizabeth Noonan by e-mail at or by phone at (902) 436-0386.   Registration deadline: Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.

Lunch and Learn – Charlottetown
“Top Tax-Filing Mistakes to Avoid”
Presented by: BDO Canada LLP, (formerly) BFM Chartered Accountants

Many people dread this time of year – filing their income tax return. Making an error on your tax return could cost you time, money and a lot of grief. Before just going through the motions of filing this April, be sure that you are up to date on some very common mistakes made by income tax filers every year. Jennifer Dunn is a tax partner with BDO Canada LLP and has been practicing tax for the last 18 years. Jennifer will lead us through some of the most common mistakes made and will provide helpful hints to ensure we reduce our taxes and maximize our refunds.

Location:       Rodd Royalty, 14 Capital Dr. (formerly Trans-Canada Highway)
Date:            Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
Time:            12 noon- 1:30pm
Cost:            Members- $15.75 (includes GST), non-members $21.00 (includes GST)

To register, please contact Paula Laybolt by e-mail at or by phone at (902) 892-6040.   Registration deadline: Friday, January 28th, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.

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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