Community Notices

New Listings

1.    Family Violence Prevention Week Video

The Advisory Council on the Status of Women has a new video featuring some highlights of the Charlottetown Walk in Silence for Victims of Family Violence 2012. Also featuring the Islanders Stand with Us poster display at City Hall.

The Stand with Us display was coordinated by the Advisory Council on the Status of Women, and it travelled to several Island communities during Family Violence Prevention Week. The posters can still be viewed online at

2. International Women’s Day Notices

The Advisory Council on the Status of Women is looking forward to helping to promote International Women’s Day (March 8th) events across Prince Edward Island. Please send your notices to as soon as possible so we can help you get the word out. Keep an eye on this page of our website for information and updates:


A Variety Show in support of the Asper Foundation’s Human Rights & Holocaust Studies Program at Birchwood Intermediate School

Friday, February 24, 2012, at 7:00 p.m.
St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Charlottetown
Tickets $10 at the door or, in advance, please call 628-1657

Featuring performances by Tim Chaisson, Patrick Ledwell, Joey Kitson, Peter Forbes, and many talented others. Hosted by Hot 105.5’s Alex Hindmarch

Silent Auction to be held at intermission

4.   I love Lydia: Mother as Early Childhood Teacher

The PEI Literacy Alliance presents: Visiting Fulbright Scholar, DR. LEIGH O’BRIEN

Dr. Leigh O’Brien will present a 30-minute talk about her life as the mother of a daughter with identified disabilities.  She will share what she has learned about inclusion in education. Her daughter Lydia, age 18, will speak briefly about her own journey through the education system, both the challenges and successes. There will be time for comments, questions, and related stories from the audience.

Dr Leigh O’Brien is a recognized scholar in the field of inclusive education in the early childhood. She has an extensive publishing record, numerous expert consultations and speaking invitations to her credit.

When:        Thursday March 1, 7 – 9 pm
Where:       Room 202, Murphy Community centre
Cost:          Free
Please register:    Call 368-3620 (Limited to 30 people)


Please join the PEI Food Security Network’s food production and distribution working group for a workshop on

Resetting the Table: A People’s Food Policy for Canada

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Farm Centre, University Avenue, Charlottetown

All are welcome ~ Refreshments served ~ Free admission

For more information or to pre-register, contact Cooper Institute or phone 902-894-4573

To read the People’s Food Policy:

Join the event on Facebook:

6.   PEIBWA Events

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.



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.  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:


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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