Community Notices

Her Name Was Eleanor…  online video release

The PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women has posted a video online that highlights the lasting impacts of family violence. The video features the powerful speech made by Diane Kays at the 2011 Charlottetown Montreal Massacre Memorial Service. In the video Diane remembers a woman who died by violence forty years ago who touched her life and inspired her long-time work against violence against women and children.

Watch the video at this link:


Stand with Us Campaign

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

See a gallery/slideshow of the posters here:


1.  PEI Citizen Advocacy – Information Sessions

PEI Citizen Advocacy is holding two information sessions for anyone interested in finding out more about becoming a volunteer advocate and friend to an adult with an intellectual disability.

It’s fun and there’s no experience needed. Be a part of a growing community movement to

integrate adults with intellectual disabilities into our communities and circles of friends.



Noon – 1 p.m.  and 6.30 p.m. -8 p.m.

Please drop by!

For more information call Rosalind at 566-3523 or email at

2.  Annual General Meeting

The PEI Environmental Health Coop will be holding is Annual General Meeting Thursday, February 23rd at 7:00pm at the Voluntary Resource Centre, located at 81 Prince Street, Charlottetown. All are welcome to attend. For more information about the PEI Environmental Health Coop, visit

3.  Women in Leadership Conference – 5th edition

Leading in challenging times

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
8:15 AM – 4:30 PM

The Halifax Club
1682 Hollis Street, Halifax

President and CEO, Annapolis Valley District Health Authority

Vice-President Citizenship Engagement & Accountability, Capital Health

Regional Vice President & General Manager, Casino Nova Scotia

Vice President Academic and Provost, Dalhousie University

Partner, Deloitte Inc.

President and CEO, IWK Health Care

Principal, MT&L Public Relations

Lawyer, McInnes Cooper

Vice-President, Marketing & Communications, Nova Scotia Business Inc.

CEO, A.P. Reid Insurance Stores (Keynote Speaker)

Download Conference Brochure:

To register, please complete the registration form (last page, conference brochure) and submit to:



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

To see a complete list of 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.  Bonshaw Ceilidh Feb. 26th

The monthly Ceilidh Concert at the Bonshaw Hall is set for 2-4 pm on Sunday, Feburary 26th. We are very pleased to have the Calvary Church Youth Choir directed by Jenny Baker; plus Brian Dunn and Friends as our special guests. 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 the Heart and Stroke Foundation. For more information, phone 675-4093 or 675-2855.

3.  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.

4.  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!

5. Islander Day Weekend 2012 Activities

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

6.  PEIBWA Workshops

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.


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.

Notices will also be posted shortly on our blog, Women’s Equality PEI at . If you do not wish to receive this weekly community notice, please reply and let us know by typing – Unsubscribe – in the subject line.

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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