Community Notices


1. Special Recognition for PEI Status of Women Executive Director Lisa Murphy

View an excerpt from the video archive from the PEI Legislature yesterday where Executive Director Lisa Murphy was given special recognition by Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, Hon. Valerie Docherty;  Leader of the Official Opposition, Hon. Olive Crane; and Premier Robert Ghiz.

Click on the following link:

2.  The Best Interests of the Children in Custody and Access – FREE

In this course you will learn: what you can expect if you have to go to court to resolve a custody and access dispute; how the ‘best interests of the child’ can be met; ways to resolve your dispute outside of court.

These sessions are delivered by volunteer lawyers and are free for people who are experiencing custody and access disputes.

Tuesday, May 29th & Thursday, May 31st 

To register, please contact:
Community Legal Information Association of PEI
892-0853 or 1-800-240-9798 or

3.  PEI Literacy Alliances is hosting two workshops

Results-Based Performance Management Workshop

When: May 29, 2012, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Where:   Room 214, Centre for Applied Technology and Science (CAST) Building
Holland College, Please use the new Kent Street entrance (big glass entrance)

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?

Presenter: Dawn Binns, Insight Marketing

Dawn holds a Bachelor of Education and a Masters of Adult Education and for the past seven years, worked with the Canadian Cancer Society, PEI Division as Executive Director.

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, and use the Results-Based Performance Management Tool.

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

To register: Call 368-3620

More info:


Accountability Workshop: Top Ten Things Every Not-For-Profit Organization Should Know

When: May 31, 2012, 9:00 to 11:30 am

Where:  Room 214, Centre for Applied Technology and Science (CAST) Building
Holland College, Please use the new Kent Street entrance (big glass entrance)

Presenter: Rachel Mella, Chartered Accountant and Senior Associate with Bradley Shea Handrahan Chartered Accountants

Topics: Fraud, Directors Liability Insurance, Policy Manual, Minutes, Budgets, Segregation of Duties, Purchases and Payments, Cash Controls and Receipts, CRA Reporting, and Computer Systems.

Cost: $20

To Register: Call 368-3620 or email

More info:

4.  Register NOW and save!  Women in Leadership: Facing the Challenges

2012 Conference Series
Facing the challenges

On now until Monday, May 14
Take 25% off the regular rate when you register

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
8:55 AM – 4:00 PM

Confederation Centre of the Arts
145 Richmond Street, Charlottetown

Register now!
Register 3 people at the same time, you will obtain a free registration for a 4th person.


Chief Executive Officer, Workers Compensation Board

Interim Vice President Student Affairs, University of Prince Edward Island

Managing Partner, HRA

Partner, BDO Canada LLP

Controller, PEI Department of Innovation and Advanced Learning

Associate Vice President, Human Resources, TD Canada Trust

Partner, Cox & Palmer

(Keynote Speaker)
PEI Minister of Community Services and Seniors
Minister Responsible for the Status of Women

To download brochure for information and to register, click this link:

Registration questions:



1.  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

2. 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

3. 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:

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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!

8. 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

9. 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

10. PEIBWA Upcoming Events

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
tel: 902 368 4510
fax: 902 368 3269


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