Community Notices


1.   NEW VIDEO – Advisory Council Members Speak Out on Poverty

The members of the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women took time from their January meeting to share their perspectives on the causes, effects, and solutions to issues of poverty in Prince Edward Island. Hear their points of view in this new video:

Eliminating Poverty: Advisory Council Members Speak.

The video accompanies the Advisory Council’s brief on poverty prevention and reduction, presented to the provincial government earlier this month and available here:

2.   WANTED – YOU on a Poster: Islanders Stand with Us to End Violence

As part of the 2012 Purple Ribbon Campaign Against Violence, the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women is creating posters featuring Islanders pledging their commitment to help end violence against women and children. The 8.5” X 11” posters will be featured on the Status of Women blog during Family Violence Prevention Week in February and displayed at events during that week. Each will say: “I stand with you to end violence against women and children”.

See a slideshow of the first few posters here:

How to participate:
Send a head and shoulders or upper body photo to  Digital images should be in high quality format. We need to know your name, occupation, and where you live. Multiple people in one shot is allowed. If you wish to send a hard copy photo, please call Kelly at 368‐4017.

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, February 7th, 2012.
If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Robinson at or 902‐368‐4017.

3.   PEI Seniors Safety Newsletter

If you are interested in receiving the PEI Seniors Safety Newsletter, please contact Olive Bryanton at

4.   National Research Day 2012 – Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence

The FREDA Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children (School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University), in partnership with the Alliance of Canadian Research Centres on Violence, the Canadian Observatory on the Justice System’s Response to Intimate Partner Violence, the Ending Violence Association of British Columbia, and our National and Regional Advisory Committees invites you to submit presentation proposals for our National Research Day 2012, November 7-9, in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Conference Theme:

Sexual violence, domestic violence: Exploring the continuum of violence against women and girls

The conference will bring together community-based anti-violence organizations and service providers; social workers, health care providers, and criminal justice personnel; women in all their diversity who have lived experiences of violence; government and policy makers; and academic and community-based researchers to explore the continuum of violence against women and girls.

Please visit our website to see Call for Presentations (English and French) or for further information and submission instructions:

Proposal Submission Deadline: April 30, 2012

We look forward to your submission!

The FREDA Centre,

5.   PEI ADAPT AGM & Conference  ‘The Future Face of Island Agriculture’ March 7-8, 2012

Farm Centre, 420 University Avenue, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

With Guests:

  • Dr. Av Singh, AgraPoint
  • Lucia Stephen, ACORN, ‘Grow a Farmer Project’
  • Monique McTiernan, Executive Director Atlantic Agriculture Leadership Program
  • Jennifer Waugh-Campbell, PEI Young Farmer and others
  • plus the Atlantic premier of, ‘Grow’ (Winner BEST DOCUMENTARY – 2011 Rome International Film Festival; Official Selection – 2011
  • Slow Motion Food Film Fest Nova Scotia; Official Selection – 2012 Macon Film Festival)

Watch for further details or contact:



1.  PEIBWA Workshops

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.

3.   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.

4.   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


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.

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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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