Community Notices


1.  Charlottetown Caregiving & Work Roundtable

More than 1 in 4 Canadian employees who are caregivers experience high levels of financial, physical and/or emotional stress that can affect their health, their effectiveness as a caregiver, and their labour force participation. Many caregivers quit their jobs, reduce their hours, experience high absenteeism and forfeit career ambitions and aspirations. Their income drops, their health suffers and their stress levels rise.

Discover how employers are supporting caregivers to reduce stress at home and at work while meeting organizational objectives and reaching goals. Learn more about this exciting project on Caregiving & Work by attending the Roundtable on Tuesday, May 8, 2012.

Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
A light snack will be served at 8:30 a.m.

Location: Murchison Centre, 15-17 St. Pius X Avenue, Charlottetown

RSVP: Please fill out a registration form.

Please note: To ensure maximum opportunity for engaging conversation,
spaces are limited. Registration is limited to 25 people.

For more information about the Roundtable, contact Sara or 1-800-331-4937 ext.219.

2.  Habitat for Humanity Info Sessions

Habitat for Humanity will be holding information sessions across PEI for potential home owners on Thursday, May 10th at 7 PM.  If you or someone you know may benefit and qualify for a Habitat home, we encourage you to attend.  For more information call (902) 367-3559.  The locations are:

Prince County:
Summerside Fire Hall, 251 Foundry St.
Tyne Valley Fire Hall, 7078 Route 12

Queens County:
Habitat for Humanity Re-Store, 365 Mount Edward Rd., Charlottetown

Kings County:
Cavendish Farms Wellness Centre, 53 Wood Island Rd, Montague

3.  The Future of Food in PEI: Ending Hunger Globally, Sourcing Food Locally

Public forum, free admission, all are welcome!
Robert Fox, Executive Director, Oxfam Canada
And PEI farm, fish and food panelists

Friday May 11, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Murphy’s Community Centre
200 Richmond Street
Charlottetown, PEI

To RSVP, contact
Walk-ins are welcome!

Oxfam Maritimes Regional Assembly
Saturday May 12, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Murphy’s Community Centre
200 Richmond Street
Charlottetown, PEI

Want to create a world free of poverty and injustice? Join Oxfam Canada’s ( global movement for change! Attend Oxfam’s Regional Assembly to learn more about Oxfam’s work, network with other activists and build skills to make change happen. Be inspired by Oxfam’s Executive Director, Robert Fox. Travel subsidies available. To register, go to For more information, contact

4.  Haiti: Where Did the Money Go?

Film At Eleven presents The Canadian Premiere: Maritime Provinces Tour
with filmmaker, Michele Mitchell

A documentary examining the relief efforts in Haiti two years after the 2010 earthquake.
Millions of People gave Billions of Dollars. Why are at least 600,000 Haitians still living in squalor? Standards for relief are not being met by NGO’s. Do you know how your donation was spent?

Admission: Free. Donations accepted (to defray tour costs)
Film showing will be followed by dialogue with Michele Mitchell

Where? Community Church Centre 340 Court St.
When? Monday, May 14, 2012 at 2:00 PM
Contact: Jean Ronahan 886-3296

Where? St. Paul’s Church Hall 101 Richmond St.
When? Monday, May 14, 2012 at 7:00 PM
Contact: Marie Burge 894-4573

Tour sites: Charlottetown, PEI; Summerside, PEI; Fredericton, NB; St Ann’s Bay, NS; Sydney, NS; Halifax, NS; Tour Organizer: Cooper Institute (PEI) with collaboration of the Latin American Mission Program (PEI) and the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation

5.  Old Age Security: Your Retirement Today and in the Future

Join Sean Casey Charlottetown MP at the Guild, 111 Queen St @ 7pm on May 22nd
With Judy Sgro, MP for York West, Jim Sentence, UPEI Associate Professor, & John Kenny, PEI Senior Citizens’ Federation

To talk about the proposed changes to the Old Age Security and Guaranteed Income Supplement
Ph: 902-566-7770    Email:     Website:

6. Catch & Release 2012

A celebration of graduate research in Education and Island Studies

Thursday, May 24 3:00-7:00 pm
Schurman Market Square,  Don and Marion McDougall Hall

Every year, the Faculty of Education at UPEI shares the recent research activity of faculty members and graduate students at a forum. Similarly, the Faculty of Arts celebrates research by students in the Master of Arts in Island Studies program during a recognition day.

This year, the two faculties have partnered to host a joint graduate research event that focuses upon capturing Island-experiences for release into the sea(s) of thoughtful discussion.

Everyone is welcome!

For more information:
Faculty of Education Tom Hilton
Master of Arts in Island Studies Laura Lee Howard

RSVP by May 18
Hosted by Centre for Education Research, and the Master of Arts in Island Studies Program

7.  Results-Based Performance Management Workshop

Presenter: Dawn Binns, Insight Marketing

May 29, 2012
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Charlottetown (Location to be announced)

Do you have long-term goals for your organization or business?
Do you struggle to show what the impact of your work will be in the years to come?

You will learn to:
•    effectively identify measurements and indicators
•    create results-based outcomes to demonstrate the impact of your organization now and in the future
•    understand the Theory of Results-Based Performance Management
•    move from Program Evaluation to Results-Based Outcomes
•    use the Results-Based Performance Management Tool

Cost is $50 ($40 for non-profits)

To register:   Call 368-3620, PEI Literacy Alliance

8.  Elder Abuse Community Awareness Grant

In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (June 15), the PEI Seniors’ Secretariat is encouraging community organizations to become involved in raising awareness of this important issue that affects neighbours, friends and families across PEI. To support your efforts, the Secretariat is pleased to offer community groups a contribution towards your community awareness project.

What is the Elder Abuse Community Awareness Grant?
Elder abuse is a serious and often under reported problem in communities. The abuse of older adults is defined as any action or inaction by another person that causes harm or threatens to cause harm to an older adult. This includes financial abuse, neglect, physical abuse, emotional and verbal abuse and sexual abuse.

The good news is that there is help for people who are experiencing abuse and there are steps that neighbours, friends and family members can take to help support someone who may need help. The PEI Seniors’ Secretariat hopes that by increasing community awareness activities we can work together to raise awareness of this important issue.

How much can we apply for?
Your community group can apply for up to $250. In total the PEI Seniors’ Secretariat has budgeted to distribute up to $5,000 across the province for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2012.

Who can apply for a grant?
Any non-profit organization, community-based coalition, network, municipal government, band/tribal council and other Aboriginal organizations in Prince Edward Island can apply. If you are not sure if you qualify, please call 620-3785.

When is the deadline to apply?
Applications will be accepted until 5:00pm May 31, 2012.

For the rest of the criteria and/or to get an application or if you have any questions or want to discuss your ideas for an awareness activity, please call 620-3785, toll-free 1-866-770-0588 or email



1. Where’s My Midwife? Rally for Midwifery May 5th 2012

Rally for Midwifery on PEI “ Where’s my Midwife?”
May 5th, 12-1 p.m. at Province House Grafton St. Side.

Come out and show the PEI Government that women and their families want Midwifery Care on PEI. This is your opportunity to support Midwives and to bring about positive change for all Island Women by supporting the choice of Midwifery that is available in virtually every other province. Speakers from BORN, PEI Midwives Association and the public. Also invited to speak are local women’s groups and politicians. Please contact BORN at our web site for more information. Sherri MacWilliams –Co- Chair of BORN 
Tel: 902-569-4821

A Red Tent Event at Central Christian Church will follow the Rally.

2. Participate in Oxfam Canada’s Regional Assembly

Want to create a world free of poverty and injustice? Join Oxfam’s Canada’s ( global movement for change! Attend Oxfam’s Regional Assembly in Charlottetown PEI Saturday May 12, 2012. Learn more about Oxfam’s work, network with other activists and build skills to make change happen. Be inspired by Oxfam’s Executive Director, Robert Fox. Travel subsidies available. To register, go to

3. Self-Care for Superwomen – Fundraising Evening

“The history of all times, and of today especially, teaches that women will be forgotten if they forget to think about themselves.” On Thursday, May 24th, from 5 pm to 9 pm, why don’t you think of yourself and the women close to you when West Prince Family Violence Prevention and KidsWest Inc. are hosting “Self-Care for Superwomen”, a fundraising evening of fun, food, information and pampering for women at the Rodd Mill River Resort (on Highway #136 in Woodstock).

The evening will include a healthy meal, guest speaker Lynn Jones, interactive booths, and lots of great free treatments, samples, and door prizes. Tickets are sold in advance only for $20 per person. Please call 859-3916 or 853-4021 for more information, or to reserve your ticket today. Don’t delay, tickets are limited!

4. Honouring our Differences: Gender and Diversity Analysis

The PEI Interministerial Women’s Secretariat has developed a guide on Gender and Diversity Analysis that is available on their website. Honouring our Differences: Gender and Diversity Analysis has been developed to promote use and understanding of Gender and Diversity Analysis (GDA) tools. Historically, research and product development, and much policy development, relied on able-bodied white male experience as a norm. It was assumed that “one size fits all” when it came to products, policies or programs. The use of GDA reveals more than a few surprises about the value added when differences in male and female – and diverse – experiences are taken into account.

Gender and Diversity Analysis (GDA) refers to the process of giving attention to how gender and diversity affect the experiences, behaviours and needs of women and men. Further, it looks at how to accommodate these differences and needs.

Community members and groups can use GDA so that their policies, their actions in the community and their recommendations to government can better look ahead to potential effects. Using GDA can increase the chances that proposed actions have the intended results for men, for women and for all diverse populations.

For more information and to access the guide please go to:

5. Community Foundation of PEI Session

You are invited to a session on:

Building the Capacity of PEI’S Non-Profit Sector
Have you ever wondered what might be possible if there was a way on PEI to help bring charitable and
non-profit organizations together to:

  • share ideas and best practice;
  • to support one another where possible; and
  • to work more closely together on the broader issues that could benefit the people and
  • communities you serve?

If so, this workshop session to talk about some recent initiatives, both provincially and nationally, and to
explore this very question will be of interest to you.

The Community Foundation of PEI and Imagine Canada are inviting you to:
(1) learn about some of the Foundation’s recent initiatives with regard to the non-profit sector;
(2) learn about the key outcomes of the National Summit for the Charitable and Non-Profit Sector
held in Ottawa in November 2011; and (3) share your ideas and thoughts as to how charitable and non-profit organizations may be able to work more closely together on PEI.

Please join us on:
Date: Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
Time: 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Location: Jack Blanchard Family Centre, 7 Pond Street, Charlottetown Presenters: Brenda Cameron-Couch, Imagine Canada; Steve McQuaid, Community Foundation of Prince Edward Island; Heather Doran, Big Brothers and Big Sisters PEI Fee: $10.00 ( to cover cost of lunch and workshop refreshments)

For more information or to register, e-mail the or telephone 892-3440. The deadline for registrations is May 4, 2012.

6. Atlantic Conference on Crime Prevention and Community Safety – June 2012

The Atlantic Coordinating Committee on Crime Prevention and Community Safety is pleased to invite you to attend the 26th annual Atlantic Conference on Crime Prevention and Community Safety. This year, the conference will be held in picturesque Corner Brook, located on the western side of the island portion of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The focus of the conference will be on the theme of “Crime Prevention for a Better Tomorrow” and promises to build on the success and hospitality that has been seen at other conferences over the past 25 years.

The Focus:
This year’s conference will focus on the idea that crime prevention and working together will make for a better tomorrow. There are many groups that must come together in order to make our communities safer places in which to live. Partnerships need to be developed. Community health, mental health, education, employment services and justice must work together for the good of our communities and the citizens that live within it. Our conference will highlight presentations from these different groups.

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, Corner Brook, will be the site of the 26th Atlantic Coordinating Committee Conference, hosted this year by the Citizens’ Crime Prevention Association of Newfoundland and Labrador. This site offers all the amenities for a successful conference including accommodations, catering, conference rooms and recreational facilities.

The conference will be held from June 7th to 10th, 2012. Registration will begin on Thursday June 7th and the conference will conclude with a farewell breakfast on Sunday June 10th.

Registration Costs and Dates:
Early Registration (up to and before May 7, 2012) – $250 per person
Late Registration (after May 7, 2012) – $300/person
Note: Registration costs include all meals from Friday breakfast (June 8th ) to Sunday Breakfast (June 10th ) inclusive. Also included is the Meet and Greet Reception on Thursday (June 7th).

For further Information Contact
Roberta Stanford, 35 Boyle Street , St. John’s, NL, A1E 2H4

7. Upcoming Workshop

The PEI Coalition for Women in Government will be offering a workshop for municipal councillors (both male and female) across PEI, as well as one for the general public.

The Key to Collaborative Decision Making and Problem Solving: Interest-based Skills for Meetings and One-to-One Negotiations – Presented by Kirstin Lund

For Queen’s County municipal councillors
Saturday, May 19, 9-4
Fox Meadow Golf & Country Club
167 Kinlock Road, Stratford

For general public
Thursday, May 31, 9-4
Howard Johnson Dutch Inn
Transcanada Highway, North River

For Prince County municipal councillors
Friday, June 1, 9-4
Rodd Mill River,
180 Mill River Resort Rd. – Route 136, O’Leary

For King’s County municipal councillors
Monday, June 4, 9-4
The Georgetown Historic Inn,
62 Richmond Street, Georgetown

This one-day basic skills building session will focus on the key skills of collaboration: interest-based problem solving. These skills are essential tools for moving forward with good solutions and good relationships and are transferable from committee meetings to negotiations with colleagues to one to one problem solving with constituents.

There is no charge to attend. Lunch and breaks will be provided. Please register on-line at

*Kirstin Lund is a mediator, facilitator and conflict resolution trainer. A faculty member of UPEI’s Centre for Conflict Resolution Studies since leaving the practice of law in 1996, Kirstin has trained thousands of people in conflict resolution and communication skills.

The PEI Coalition for Women in Government is a multi-partisan coalition of individuals and organizations committed to increasing women’s opportunities to be elected to government in PEI.
For more information visit

8.  PEIBWA Upcoming Events

Lunch and Learn – Charlottetown

“The Anti-Social Network: Should You ‘Friend’ Employees or Blog About Work?”
Presented by: Constance Robinson – HRA

To borrow a sentiment from Spiderman, ‘With great power comes great responsibility.’ The communication power of on-line social networks not only has the potential for great branding and marketing power through your employees and clients, it also has the potential for risk and liability for employers. Personal and professional boundaries blur when we post information on the internet. This actually raises the bar on assessing the kinds of information and sharing that we put into the either.

Join Constance as she explores some of the workplace challenges of social networking, and best practices for the workplace.

Location: Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, 75 Kent Street, Charlottetown
Date: Tuesday, May 8th, 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, May 4th, 2012 at 4:00 pm.


Lunch and Learn – Summerside
“Strategies for Hiring and Retaining the Best and Brightest”
Presented by: Michelle Askew, HR Coordinator with the City of Summerside

Never before has understanding the generations been more important than now as 4 generations work together with very different goals, perceptions and expectations. Michelle will speak about the generations, managing the gap, recruiting and retaining in a diverse market that will be the most competitive in history. She will provide insight and tools to assist you in understanding how to hire and retain the best and brightest for your business.

Location: Loyalist Lakeview Resort, 195 Harbour Drive, Summerside (Across from Harbourfront Theatre)
Date: Thursday, May 17th, 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: Tuesday, May 15th, 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.

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.

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PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women
PO Box 2000 (161 St. Peter’s Road), Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
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