Community Notices


1.   Some Activities During Family Violence Prevention Week, February 12-18, 2012

Last Call for Photos

This is the last call for submitting a photo to the Islanders, Stand with Us campaign.  You can see the awesome posters that have been made so far at:

Please consider taking part, by submitting a photo, you’re helping raise awareness of family violence and showing that you want to be part of the solution.

All we need is a photo, your name, the place you work or volunteer and the community you live in.  Photos must be in by Tuesday, February 7.  The email address is


Start the Conversation

Tuesday February 14 at 12 noon in the Government Media Room, Basement, Shaw Building (South), Rochford Street

Make a Difference in Your Community

Join PEI Partners for Community Safety at a Family Violence Prevention Week brown-bag lunch-time showing of “Start the Conversation”.

This professionally produced 13 minute video by Justice Options for Women, is a dramatic portrayal of a friend to friend conversation acknowledging abuse and expressing concern. The purpose is to guide family, friends and neighbours to “start the conversation” and get information and support to help.  A knowledgeable resource person will show the video and lead a discussion.

Space is limited to 30 seats on a first come basis.  Please email Bonnie at if you plan to attend.  If there is high interest, a second showing will be arranged.

Please feel free to share this info with your networks.


For more information on other activities and events taking place across the Island during Family Violence Prevention Week, please visit the Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention website page at:


2.  Voluntary Resource Centre Furnace Fund

The PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women is active on a number of committees and projects in partnership with organizations that are members at the Voluntary Resource Centre on Prince Street in Charlottetown. We especially rely on their members’ accessible boardroom for meetings.

On January 18, the Voluntary Resource Centre (VRC) had an unexpected setback. The furnace was condemned and had to be replaced. Also the heating company would not install a new furnace unless the flue liner and oil tank were replaced.  The total cost was over $6,000.

As with most volunteer-led, community service organizations, the VRC doesn’t happen to have a lot of spare funds at hand. They need help, and so have created a furnace fund.

If you are in a position to contribute, please make a cheque payable to the Voluntary Resource Centre and send it or deliver it to 81 Prince Street. Or, if you prefer to contribute on line, here is the link:

Thank you for your help to keep this important community resource warm for all our benefit.

3.  Save the Date!

August 22-24, 2012
7th Atlantic Summer Institute (ASI)
Holland College, Charlottetown

Our theme for ASI 2012 is Leadership for Active Communities: Inspiration to Action. Active communities offer benefits on many levels. They are healthier and safer places to grow, live, work and play. The ASI program will focus on a series of three workshops:

•    Gender and community leadership
•    Building and using evidence for programs and policies
•    Strengthening community action

Each workshop series will explore these themes in detail over the three days. Participants will learn new skills and build their capacity for action in their communities. The Institute will interest individuals and organizations who are working with innovative and collaborative practices as well as those who are looking to learn and be inspired!

For inquiries please contact or (902) 894.3399. Watch for more information on the 2012 Atlantic Summer Institute on Healthy and Safe Communities – coming soon!

4.  Islander Day Weekend 2012 Activities

Please find below the link for the activities happening on Islander Day Weekend.

5.  The Women of Brukman

Monday, February 13th,
7 p.m.
Atlantic Veterinary College Lecture Theatre D

Admission free, donations welcome.
Co-hosted by CUPE, PEI Federation of Labour and  Cinema Politica Charlottetown

During the 2001 economic collapse in Argentina, the seamstresses at Brukman’s clothing factory took over the operation the owners had abandoned. They reorganized it on a self-management model, without a doubt the most inspiring of the many new economic experiments in that country. The name Brukman’s went from being a symbol of worker exploitation to being a site of revolutionary labour participation – all workers, no bosses.

Montreal-based film-maker Isaac Isitan followed these courageous women over many years, bearing witness to their struggle to get the operation running again, their expulsion from the factory, months of battling to get it back, and tangles with the law. This is the story of a venture that began as a means of survival and became a genuine school for civics. Besides following the labour politics, the film also gets close to the women as individuals finding a way to put dignity into their working lives.

For more information:
Check out Cinema Politica Charlottetown at:



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:
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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 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:

4.  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.

5.   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


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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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