Community Notices



1.  PEIBWA Workshops

Lunch and Learn – Charlottetown
“Do I Need a Workplace Violence & Harassment Policy?”
Presented by: Dianne Griffin, Human Resources Manager, D.P. Murphy Inc.

Ask yourself the question:  Do I need a Workplace Violence & Harassment Policy?  If you answer yes, plan to attend this Lunch & Learn.  Consider this:  1 in 5 violent incidents in Canada occurs at work.  Women are at especially high risk of experiencing violence at work because they are concentrated in high-risk occupations.

If you are a growing business, employing more staff, what can you do to protect your company in regards to Workplace Violence & Harassment?  Dianne will share her experiences and the strategy developed at D.P. Murphy Inc.

Location:      D.P. Murphy Inc Training Center, 250 Brackley Point Road, Charlottetown
Date:           Wednesday, January 25th, 2012
Time:           12 noon- 1:30pm
Cost:            Members- $17.75 (includes GST), non-members $23.00 (includes GST)

To register, please contact Paula Laybolt by e-mail at or by phone at (902) 892-6040 or Toll Free 1-866-892-6040.   Registration deadline: Monday, January 23rd, 2012 at 4:00 pm.


Lunch and Learn – Summerside

“Conflict Resolution and Constructive Communication Skills at Work
Presented by: Pamela Large-Moran, Conflict Resolution Services (CRS) Atlantic

Conflict is inevitable, a fact of life and something everyone will experience.  Unresolved conflict can be very costly to a business or organization and affect people’s performance, productivity and quality of life.   The key is in how you deal with and manage conflict.

Join us and learn constructive communication skills to deal with and manage conflict inside your business and with outside third parties such as clients, customers, suppliers and creditors.

Location:      Loyalist Lakeview Resort, 195 Harbour Drive, Summerside
Date:           Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
Time:           12 noon- 1:30pm
Cost:            Members- $17.75 (includes GST), non-members $23.00 (includes GST)

To register, please contact Elizabeth Noonan by e-mail at or by phone at (902) 436-0386 or Toll Free 1-877-268-2111.   Registration deadline: Monday, February 6th, 2012 at 4:00 pm.


Lunch and Learn – Charlottetown
“Effective Job Ads – Hiring the Right Candidate”
Presented by: Workplace Learning PEI Inc

The key is to use the framework of essential skills and how it relates to the individual job profiles. This session will highlight how to create those really impressive job ads the competition always seems to dream up.  The job ad is not the first step.  An accurate position description and knowing the skills you are looking for in a new hire, help you find just the right person for your organization.

You will learn practical tips to help you build effective job ads based on the job skills YOU need to hire for.

Location:      Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, 75 Kent Street, Charlottetown
Date:           Tuesday, February 28th, 2012
Time:           12 noon- 1:30pm
Cost:            Members- $17.75 (includes GST), non-members $23.00 (includes GST)

To register, please contact Paula Laybolt by e-mail at or by phone at (902) 892-6040 or Toll Free 1-866-892-6040.   Registration deadline: Friday, February 24th, 2012 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.

2.   Bonshaw Ceilidh January 29

The monthly Ceilidh Concert at the Bonshaw Hall is set for 2-4 pm on Sunday, January 29th. We are very pleased to have The Hogan Family as our featured performers- sisters Carissa, Janessa and Angela join their father Ben with folk and traditional songs, fiddling and step dancing. We’ll also have local musicians, including Herbie MacDonald and Tony Reddin, plus a 50/50 draw, lunch, and open stage time. All ages are welcome. Admission is by donation with proceeds this month going to PEI Sierra Club Environmental Education []. For more information, phone 675-4093 or 675-2855.



1.   Poverty Reduction Response submitted by the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women

This week, the Advisory Council submitted a response to government’s poverty prevention and reduction strategy discussion paper. The response includes some very fine insights from the members of the Advisory Council. You can read the response online here:

2.  Family Literacy Day Celebration 2012 – Tomorrow, Saturday, January 21, 2012

Family Literacy Day Celebration 2012 is a free event hosted on by the PEI Literacy Alliance. The event will be held on Saturday, January 21st from noon until 3pm at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery. Come and enjoy two performances from The Music Man, a puppet show, a book read by Corey Tremere from Ocean, snacks, prizes and more. Everyone who comes will receive a free book.  Please bring a food item for our Food Bank Collection.  For more information call Jinny at 368-1810.  Here is the poster

3.  4th Annual UPEI Diversity Week (January 23-27)

The theme this year is Celebrate, Educate, Motivate. It is a celebration of the rich diversity present at UPEI; an opportunity to educate about some aspects of diversity beyond those we typically think of; and ultimately a hope to motivate everyone to think more about their own personal role in promoting inclusion.

Events include a Diversity Film Fest; an International Pavilion and Marketplace; an interactive display about adaptive technology and education; Diversity Trivia at The Wave; a Muslim/Christian Dialogue on Peace; an art show; a graffiti wall for inspirational stories and pivotal moments; and a talk by Sheri Bernard on Mi’kmaq Identity.

A full schedule of events can be found at Go to the site and click on UPEI Diversity Week 2012.  Please direct questions to (628-4332).

4.  Seeking PEI Focus Group Participants

Over the last 12 months, have there been times when you and other household members did not have enough to eat?

If so, and you are a woman and have experienced weight challenges, we would like to invite you to share your experiences as part of our research project. We will be conducting group discussions with women, aged 18 and older, to learn about your experiences and understandings around times when you worried about not having enough to eat or actually did not have enough to eat, and weight challenges you faced as well as issues with chronic diseases. Group discussions will be taking place in communities across Atlantic Canada.

You will receive an honorarium for your participation. In addition, you will be reimbursed up to a limited amount for childcare, parking fees, and/or travel costs if you are taking a bus or taxi.

Group discussions will be taking place in Prince Edward Island:
Date:  The week of January 30 OR February , 2012 – To be confirmed
Time:  To be confirmed, group discussion will be approximately 2.5 hours
Location:  To be confirmed

For more information and to find out if you are eligible to participate in this study please contact the Project Coordinator, Andrea Papan at: Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, Dalhousie University, Phone: (902) 494-7849 or Toll free: 1-888-658-1112

5.  Volunteer Board Development Workshop Series

A series of workshops are being held across Prince Edward Island to assist volunteer groups with the challenges and rewards of volunteering on a board.  Attendees will gain knowledge, a set of resources and examples to improve their own volunteer board. Three topics have been identified:

·      Basic Roles and Responsibilities – Session 1
·      Effective Board Meetings – Session 2
·      Recruitment and Retention – Session 3

The workshops are designed to be attended in sequence for maximum benefit however workshops maybe attended based on choice of topic.

Who should attend?
Anyone who serves on or works with a nonprofit board and would like to be more effective as a volunteer should attend the workshops.

Where are the workshops being held?
The three workshops will be held in the West, Central and Eastern regions of PEI. French workshops will be held in the area requested.

When are the workshops being held?
All sessions are being held in the evening hours from 6-9 pm on the following dates:

– Session 1 Feb 8/12
– Session 2 Feb 15/12
– Session 3 Feb 22/12
– Stormdate Feb 29/12

– Session 1 Feb 9/12
– Session 2 Feb 16/12
– Session 3 Feb 23/12
– Stormdate Mar 1/12

– Session 1 Feb 20/12
– Session 2 Feb 27/12
– Session 3 Mar 5/12
– Stormdate Mar 12/12

– Session 1 Feb 21/12
– Session 2 Feb 28/12
– Session 3 Mar 6/12
– Stormdate Feb 13/12

Cost of attending
The costs for the workshops are: $60 per organization or $25 per workshop. All materials needed for the sessions are covered in the registration.

Registration for Workshops
To attend the workshops please register with your Community Development Officer:

West – Brenda Profit (902) 853-0104 /

Central – Kellie Mulligan (902) 887-3975 /
– Nancy Murphy (902) 894-0347 /

East – Chris Blaisdell (902) 687-7083 / l
– Stephen Lewis (902) 838-0618 /

French – Giselle Bernard (902) 854-3680 /

More information is available on each session through your Community Development Officer.

6.   ProfitLearn PEI Workshops

ProfitLearn PEI and the Greater Summerside Chamber of Commerce are hosting the series “STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS”. This program for new and emerging business owners, consists of  three evening and three Saturday sessions. The material covers critical business start-up basics like market research, finances, pricing, marketing, and many more ‘must-know’ concepts.The trainer is Bill Martin.

The series starts January 24th, 2012  from 6 – 9 pm Loyalist Lakeview Resort.
Cost is $249 + GST per participant or $400 for two from a family or business venture.

To register, contact Kelly at the Summerside Chamber:   (902) 436-9651

ProfitLearn PEI has a number of other business development workshops in January and February.  For information please go to the website:

7.  Identifying Your Beach Glass

Living from our unique selves is like finding blue beach glass. Everyone has the potential to find blue beach glass…It’s accessible to us all. (Finding Blue Beach Glass: A Book About Personal Transformation)

Archetypes can be compared to a seed. There is already a pattern encoded at an individual level that knows it will eventually turn into a tomato plant or petunia. How archetypes manifest at an individual level varies from person to person. Evidence of an archetype acting in our lives can be traced back throughout our lifespan. Its footprints are there if we look for them as it is activated in situations, life roles, and relationships. When our archetype is active in our lives, we feel more alive, grounded, centered, and empowered.

In this workshop, you will explore 12 of the most common vocational archetypes; discover 1-3 vocational archetypes that are dominate in your life; and develop practices/strategies for appreciating how they may manifest more specifically in your life.

Workshop Date: February 8, 2012
Time: 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Facilitator: Susan Doiron, MEd, CCC   Author and Counsellor
Location: Mount St. Mary’s, Charlottetown, PEI
To Register: Please call the Mount at 892-6585
For more information, see our website at: or email Susan Doiron at

8.  Request for Proposals – Interministerial Women’s Secretariat Grant

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.

This year’s focus is on the following three themes:

1. Social Media and girls
2. Human Trafficking of women and girls
3. Engaging male and female youth to reduce and prevent gender-based

Preference will be made to projects that address the three focus

For further information and/or a copy of the Prince Edward Island
Interministerial Women’s Secretariat Grant Application Funding
Guidelines, please contact the Women’s Secretariat at (902) 368-6494 or

Applications/proposals must be received by January 27, 2012.


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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