Community Notices

Status of Women


1.   Workshop

Teresa Doyle will host The Yoga of Sound a weekend retreat at Rock Barra Artist Retreat on Friday, August 5 at 7:00 p. m. until Sunday, August 7 at noon. Teresa combines vocal technique with an introduction to meditation through sound and vibration with mantras, chants, improvisational singing, and simple movement exercises. These activities are designed to bring peace to the mind and calm to the body. Expect to leave the weekend with a better understanding of the mechanics of the voice and increased comfort with your own singing. Beginners welcome. Registration required contact 902 838 2973 or visit Rock Barra Artist Retreat is a twenty acre private retreat intended for creative expression and restoration located on the north east side of the Island ten minutes north of Souris.



Eddy Quinn and John Webster will perform in Songs & Legends of the Northside at Rock Barra Artist Retreat Sunday, August 7, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. Eddy Quinn is a homegrown singer songwriter, with a craft for capturing the feel of local life and sentiment universal to one and all. Songs and Legends of the Northside features musicians with stories and songs, true and not so true, inspired by the people, land, shores of this region. $10 at the door. Come early to avoid disappointment as the concert hall seats about forty five. Rock Barra Artist Retreat is located on Big Pond Rd. off Rt. #16 ten minutes north of Souris.

2.  Cinema Politica

Cinema Politica presents “The Yes Men Fix the World” at 9:00pm on Wednesday, August 10th in the backyard of 35 Upper Prince Street, Charlottetown. The screening will be OUTDOORS so bring blankets to sit on. We will start the screening at dusk. Rain date or location will be announced later if necessary.

They have an unusual hobby: posing as top executives of corporations they hate. Armed with nothing but thrift-store suits, the Yes Men lie their way into business conferences and parody their corporate targets in ever more extreme ways – basically doing everything that they can to wake up their audiences to the danger of letting greed run our world.

Hope explodes at the end of this film with a power that may take audiences straight out of the theater and into the barricades. A word of warning to theater owners: make sure your seats are securely screwed down.

Bonus: This film has one of the very few underwater ballet scenes you will ever see in a political documentary!”


Audiences are invited to join the post-film discussion. New members are welcome. Donations are encouraged but no one will be turned away. Info: Conor Leggott at undestructable.leggott@gma​ or 569-4017

3.  Save the Date!

Upcoming Charity Law Workshops in Charlottetown
September 30, 2011

Governance, Corporate Law Changes and CRA’s Fundraising Guidance (3 hours)
The 2011 Federal Budget included a number of proposals that will affect charities.  Join charity lawyer Richard Bridge and receive an update on the new Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act and learn how you can prepare for the changes it will require.  In addition, Richard will be reviewing Canada Revenue Agency’s Fundraising Guidance, provide an update on proposed changes to the Guidance, and address key compliance and standards issues in fundraising.

You will learn about:
• key provisions of the recent federal budget dealing with charities;
• how the Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act applies to your charity;
• CRA’s rules on appropriate allocation of fundraising expenses;
• new transparency, accountability and disclosure requirements that have been introduced for Canadian charities;
• the consequences of inappropriate fundraising, including director and officer liability.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Charitable Receipting (3 hours)
Did you know that 89% of registered charities were found to be improperly issuing official donation receipts when audited by CRA?  Join charity lawyer Richard Bridge as he discusses charitable receipting and how to make sure that your charitable status is not jeopardized.  Following the session, you will be able to answer these questions and many more:
• when is your charity allowed to issue official donation receipts and for how much?
• what is split receipting and how does it affect your galas, golf tournaments and other fundraisers?
• what are the top receipting mistakes and abuses and how do you avoid them?

Bring your questions!  We’ll set aside time so Richard can address your questions related to the Fundraising Guidance, receipting or other charity issues.

Both of these workshops are appropriate for CEOs, directors, staff, and volunteers of Canadian registered charities that are involved with either fundraising, issuing donation receipts or governance.

Registration Fee:
Governance, Corporate Law Changes and CRA’s Fundraising Guidance – $25
The Do’s and Don’ts of Charitable Receipting – $25
Both workshops – $40 (includes a networking lunch)

Capacity Builders is a charitable organization that provides a wide-range of training and development resources for not-for-profit and charitable organizations.  The Charity Law Information Program (CLIP) is a project of Capacity Builders, funded by the Canada Revenue Agency.  You can learn more about the CLIP project, and all our other products and services, at

In partnership with:  Charity Law Information Program
Project funding provided by:  Government of Canada
(taken from poster from the Voluntary Resource Council at )

4.  Limited seats available

Symposium on Gender and Community Leadership
August 17-18, 2011 Charlottetown PEI

Registration is filling up fast, but there are a few seats still available for the Symposium on Gender and Community Leadership.  All you have to do is click here: Register. We’re also pleased – as requested – to offer you additional payment options.

For a detailed program, please contact us  We hope to see you soon in PEI!

For more information on the Symposium, follow us on Facebook!

Includes a free children’s program for ages 3 to 14!

Nombre limité de sièges disponibles

Symposium sur le Genre et le Leadership dans la Collectivité
les 17 et 18 août 2011, à Charlottetown, Î.-P.-É.

Les inscriptions vont bon train, mais il y a encore quelques places disponibles pour le Symposium sur le Genre et le Leadership dans la Collectivité.  Il vous suffit de cliquer ici : S’inscrire. Nous vous proposons désormais, comme cela a été demandé,  différents modes de paiement.

Pour un programme plus détaillé, contactez nous à l’adresse suivante  En espérant vous voir bientôt à l’Î.-P.-É. !

Pour plus d’informations sur le Symposium, suivez-nous sur Facebook!

Inclus : un programme gratuit pour les enfants de 3 à 14 ans!



1. Canadian Council for Refugees Request for Advocacy

I am writing to encourage Canadian Council for Refugees member organizations, allies and provincial settlement organizations in the Atlantic region and all provinces to speak out against the government’s proposal to introduce “Conditional Permanent Residence” for some sponsored spouses. As you may know, the federal government announced in late March of this year that they are considering such a regulatory change. According to the proposal, sponsored spouses and partners who have been in a relationship of two years or less with their sponsors would have “conditional” permanent residence for a period of two years or more. The CCR is very concerned about this regulation for several reasons, most notably that it would increase inequalities in relationships between spouses, and would put women in particular at heightened risk of violence.

You can see our statement on the proposal at
And read more on the issue here:

Here are some things you can do to oppose this proposal:
* Sign on to the CCR’s statement to oppose the Conditional Permanent Residence proposal
* Create your own statement in opposition to the proposal
* Network with other settlement and women’s organizations in your province to take on the issue
* Meet with Members of Parliament locally to express concern over the proposal
* Meet with your provincial government to encourage them to voice opposition to the proposal to the federal government
* Write an opinion piece for your local and nation-wide newspapers

We also encourage the provincial settlement umbrellas and others to connect with women’s organizations in their province to ask them to take on the issue and speak out against this proposed change. OCASI has already set this process in motion for Ontario, and one strategy that was brought up that could be employed in other provinces is to organize meetings with Conservative MPs.

We hope that you will take action to respond to a proposal that would have a negative effect on many newcomer women, and which also feeds the flame of an increasingly negative discourse linking newcomers to fraudulent behaviour.

Don’t hesitate to be in touch with any questions, or to let us know about the action you are taking on this issue.

Marisa Berry Méndez
Settlement Policy Director / Directrice de la politique en matière d’établissement
Canadian Council for Refugees / Conseil canadien pour les réfugiés
Tel. : 514 277-7223 x 5

2. From the Atlantic Summer Institute on Healthy and Safe Communities

La version française suit le texte anglais . . .

A one-day bilingual Pre-Symposium workshop!
Holland College, Charlottetown, PEI
August 16, 2011

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. 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.

We’re also pleased – as requested – to offer you additional payment options. To register please click:


Atelier pré-symposium d’une journée – bilingue!
Holland College, Charlottetown, Î.-P.-É.
le 16 août 2011

En raison de sa popularité, 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. 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 de 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 offerts par l’Institut d’été de l’Atlantique sur les collectivités sûres et en santé au Canada en 2012.

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

Nous vous proposons désormais, comme cela a été demandé, différents modes de paiement. Pour vous inscrire, cliquez ici :

3.  This Halloween, PEIBWA Presents……

The Business of Murder
Sponsored By: Stanley Bridge Country Resort
PEI Business Women’s Association has put together a Halloween Fundraising event that you do not want to miss…..Saturday, October 29 at 6PM–midnight at The Stanley Bridge Country Resort. A welcome reception followed by an Eddie May murder mystery dinner theatre with a three-course meal. After the show, stick around for dancing! Costumes are encouraged, though not required, but there will be a prize awarded to the Best Dressed person in attendance. Tickets are $75 each and can be purchased by contacting Paula by phone at 892-6040 or by e-mail at A website dedicated to “The Business of Murder” allowing tickets to be purchased online will be up shortly. Only a limited number of tickets are available. If you purchase your tickets by September 1st your name will be entered in an Early Bird Draw for an “Experience Home” Escape compliments of the Great George Hotel.

Overnight accommodations are available that night at Stanley Bridge Country Resort for a special rate of $99 OR round-trip transportation via from Charlottetown is available at no cost (thanks to one of our sponsors, Target Tours).  Details on time and location of bus departure will be advised shortly.

PEIBWA is thrilled to be hosting such an exciting event and are turning to you, our members, for additional support as we raise funds to support Prince Edward Island’s business community.

Exciting Sponsorship Opportunities are available but note that expressions of interest in sponsorship must be received by Friday, August 5th.

This will be an event to die for….don’t miss it!


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
fax: 902 368 3269


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