Community Notices


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1.  PEI Status of Women Equality Report Card

The PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women will have weekly excerpts from its 2011 Equality Report Card on its blog. If you would live to view the report online, it’s available at this link:

We have a limited supply of hard copy versions. Please contact the office at or 368-4510.

2.  Outdoor Screening

Cinema Politica Charlottetown and this town is small
will present a downtown outdoor screening of:
Art In Action/L’Art en Action
Charlottetown, Wednesday July 13th, 2011 (rain date July 14) – OUT-DOOR SCREENING! At 9pm   

In the backyard of 35 Upper Prince Street in downtown Charlottetown, Cinema Politica Charlottetown in partnership with this town is small will show “Art in Action/L’Art en Action”. An abundance of art, love, and idealism : that’s what fuels Annie Roy and Pierre Allard, the founders of l’Action Terroriste Socialement Acceptable. For the past decade, ATSA has made performance an act of intervention, an art that engages citizens in the struggle for a humane and civil society. Magnus Isacsson homes his camera on the political idealism and domestic demands of the Roy-Allard partnership and finds inspiration, generosity and integrity in their exemplary life project. A powerful, moving and candid documentary that makes you believe in a better tomorrow.

ATSA ( Action Terroriste Socialement Acceptable ) is an organization founded in 1997 by artists Pierre Allard and Annie Roy to create so-called urban interventions: installations, performances and realistic stagings bearing witness to the various social and environmental aberrations which preoccupy the two artists. Their works investigate and transform the urban landscape and restore the citizen’s place in the public realm, depicting it as a political space open to discussion and societal debates. ATSA promotes an open, active and responsible vision of artists as citizens contributing to the sustainable development of their society.

Cinema Politica originated in Vancouver, B.C. in 2001, and has expanded across the country as well as internationally, with a strong following in many Atlantic Canadian cities.  This non-profit organization enables local communities to band together in order to exhibit the independent, innovative and entertaining documentaries and stories that interest them most, and which are so often underrepresented by mainstream media. UPEI campus groups and community group members committed to positive social change have come together to inspire and educate audiences about important socio-political, cultural, environmental and economic issues. Audiences are invited to join the post-film discussion.  New members are welcome.  If interested please e-mail or check out our page on Facebook.

Charlottetown screenings will be held every second Monday of the month. Donations are encouraged (suggested $2-$5) but no one will be turned away.

For more Information:
Name: Emily Rutledge
Telephone: 902-894-8773

3.  A One-day Bilingual Pre-Symposium Workshop!

Back by popular demand, a one-day Foundations Pathway workshop will be offered on August 16, prior to the Symposium on Gender and Community Leadership August 17-18 (Holland College, Charlottetown).

The Foundations Pathway explores frameworks and models for healthy and safe communities. Economic factors, physical and social environments, education, and early childhood development are considered. Research, policy and practice are used to better understand concepts and strategies and to encourage partnering on complex issues and valuing diversity. The Circle of Health© and Aboriginal Medicine Wheel are used to guide discussion and discovery.

This workshop is for those who want a one-day learning event. It is also for those who want to complete the Foundations Pathway and prepare for entering the Application and Specialization curriculum pathways at the Atlantic Summer Institute on Healthy and Safe Communities in 2012.

Participants who complete the workshop and workbook will receive a Certificate of Participation at the Foundations level. Registration is $150.

To register please go to or contact or call (902) 894.3399.


Atelier préalable d’une journée – bilingue!

À la demande générale, un atelier d’une journée du volet Fondements sera offert le 16 août, la journée précédant le Symposium sur le genre et le leadership dans la collectivité (Holland College, Charlottetown).

Le volet Fondements explorera des cadres de travail et des modèles pour des collectivités sûres et en santé. Les facteurs économiques, les environnements physiques et sociaux, l’éducation et le développement de la petite enfance sont pris en considération. La recherche, la politique et la pratique sont utilisées pour mieux comprendre les concepts et les stratégies et pour encourager les partenariats afin de faire face aux problèmes complexes et à mettre en valeur la diversité. Le Cercle de la santé© et la roue médicinale autochtone sont utilisés pour guider la discussion et la découverte.

Cet atelier s’adresse aux personnes qui souhaitent assister à un atelier d’une journée. Il s’adresse aussi aux personnes qui désirent suivre le volet Fondements et se préparer à assister au volet Application ou au volet Spécialisation durant l’Institut d’été de sur les collectivitées sûres et en santé au Canada atlantique 2012.

Les participants qui suivent l’atelier et complètent le carnet de travail recevront un certificat de participation au volet Fondements. Inscription de 150 $.

Pour s’inscrire, veuillez vous rendre à l’adresse, envoyer un courriel à ou téléphoner au numéro 902-894-3399.

4.  PEIBWA – Murder Mystery Event

For many of us, Halloween is the holiday we love to hate.

You either:

A) want to dress up but have nowhere to go, or B) dislike the idea ofa costume but still want to go out and have fun with friends.

Sound familiar? In the end, you almost always end up sitting around looking at the walls (or a spouse), while watching Thriller on YouTube, wishing you’d gotten it together to do something (anything!) while everyone else seems to be out having fun.

Well guess what? All that’s about to change.

Save. This. Date!
This Halloween, PEIBWA presents…

“The Business of Murder”
Sponsored by: Stanley Bridge Country Resort

While the fine details of this “spooktacular” fundraising event are still being worked out, we do know it will be held on Saturday, October 29th and that you won’t want to miss out on all the fun which will include a reception, murder mystery event, 3 course meal, music, and more! Roundtrip transportation will be available from Charlottetown, thanks to our generous sponsor, Target Tours, and Stanley Bridge Country Resort is offering a special room rate for the event.

So get your spouse, friends or partners in crime ready because trust us; you do NOT want to miss what is shaping up to be THE event of the year.

Tickets go on sale soon. Mark your calendar now, because only a limited number will be available.  Don’t let another Halloween come and go without taking part in any of the fun.  Stay tuned for details!

Sincerely, Board of Directors
PEI Business Women’s Association, Phone: (902) 892-6040, Fax: (902) 892-6050
Toll Free: 1-866-892-6040, Website:

5.  Rural Action Centres Now Open

Rural Action Centres ( )are now open in five locations across PEI: Montague; Alberton; Central Bedeque; Wellington; and Souris. These centres are client-centered partnerships between multiple federal, provincial and non-government organizations that are focused on business and community development services.


Cinq centres d’action ( ) ruraux sont maintenant ouverts sur l’Î.-P.-É.: à Montague; à Central Bedeque; à Wellington; et à Souris. Ces centres axés sur la clientèle sont le résultat de partenariats entre plusieurs organismes fédéraux, provinciaux et non gouvernementaux et visent la prestation de services de développement des collectivités et des entreprises. ruraux sont maintenant ouverts sur l’Î.-P.-É.: à Montague; à Central Bedeque; à Wellington; et à Souris. Ces centres axés sur la clientèle sont le résultat de partenariats entre plusieurs organismes fédéraux, provinciaux et non gouvernementaux et visent la prestation de services de développement des collectivités et des entreprises.



1.  The PEI Rape and Sexual Assault Centre is Looking For Past Volunteers

The Centre wants to touch base with all former crisis line volunteers. Please contact us at or call Sigrid at 566-1864.

2.  IBS Forum – Sustaining Island Food Systems: From Scary to Hopeful Possibilities

with Dr. Stuart Hill
(See:,, )
Farm Centre, Charlottetown, PEI;  Tuesday July 5

This event includes a full day workshop (10 – 4) followed by an evening presentation.  For more details write to or contact us through

3.  2011 Youth Action Gathering

The Youth Action Gathering (YAG) is a 4-day long summer camp to build youth awareness, and community and leadership skills for environmental and social justice. YAGs provide powerful training opportunities for students who would like to see their peers and schools foster a culture of sustainability.

YAGs aim to inform, activate and empower youth to undertake projects leading to ecological and social well-being in their communities.

We do this by:
* Talking about the issues
* Building the necessary skills for taking action
* Creating a youth-positive space
* Making music, playing games and hanging out

Who? 13 to 18 year olds that want to explore issues affecting the world today and learn tools to help build healthy, sustainable, and equitable communities.

When? August 11-14 2011, 4 days and 3 nights

Where? Harold T. Barrett Fun Forest Camp, Beaverbank, Nova Scotia (30 minutes North of Halifax)

How much? $50 or pay what you can, bursaries available

Workshops on * Global and Local Water Issues * Food-From production to consumption * Climate change and Woman’s Rights * Environmental Racism * Migrant Justice *  Waste and Vermicomposting * Anti-oppression * Media/Communication Skills * Facilitation skills * Action Planning for Sustainable High Schools * Canoeing * Zine Making * Movie-making for Social Justice * Cooking * Sports * and More… *

Register Here

Who’s behind all this?
The Sierra Youth Coalition is a national, by youth, for youth, non-profit organization working on environmental and social justice issues.  Our goal is a happy planet and healthy people.

For more information check out or email Kaleigh at

Hope to see you there!


Rassemblement Jeunesse en Action (RJA) 2011

Le RJA est un camp d’été de 4 jours qui sert à vous en apprendre d’avantage au sujet de la durabilité en plus de développer vos compétences en leadership communautaire.  Le RJA vous offrira un stage parfait si vous chercher aider votre école et vos amis à développer un style de vie plus durable.

Qui? Les ados de 13 à 18 ans cherchant à explorer les réalités qui ont un impact sur le monde et développer des outils vous permettant de jouer un rôle positif dans le développement d’une communauté plus durable, en santé et équitable.

Quand? Du 11 au 14 Août 2011, 4 jours et 3 nuits

Où? Au camp Harold T. Barrett Fun Forest, Beaverkank, Nouvelle-Écosse (À 30 minutes au Nord d’Halifax)

Ateliers: Les défis de l’eau local et global * La nourriture : De la production à la consommation * Les changements climatiques et les droits des femmes * Racisme Environnemental * Justice de la migration * Les déchets et le vermicomposte * L’anti-oppression * Compétences médiatique/communication * Technique d’animation * La création de plan d’action pour les écoles secondaires * Le Canoë * La production de film pour la justice sociale * Faire la cuisine * Les sports * and more…

La Coalition jeunesse Sierra

La Coalition jeunesse Sierra est une organisation dirigée par et pour les jeunes, et qui sert de branche jeunesse au Sierra Club du Canada depuis 1996.

Notre mission est d’impliquer les Canadiens et Canadiennes agés de 14 à 30 ans, afin d’en faire des piliers dans la lutte pour développer un Canada écologiquement et socialement durable. Pour y arriver, nous introduisons les jeunes aux grands enjeux que sont l’écologie et la justice sociale; nous mettons en place des projets environnementaux ayant des répercussions concrètes; et nous parlons au nom de la nouvelle génération de Canadiens voulant hériter d’un monde qui vaut la peine d’hériter: un monde où la justice sociale et la durabilité écologique sont au centre des priorités de notre société.

Pour plus d’informations visitez ou envoyer un courriel à Kaleigh à

Kaleigh McGregor-Bales
Halifax Youth Action Gathering Coordinator – Coordonnatrice du Camps Action Jeunesse d’Halifax
Sierra Youth Coalition – Coalition Jeunesse Sierra
tel. 902-489-0966

The Sierra Youth Coalition is a membership based and directed organization. Support and engage with our work by becoming a member!


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.

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