Community Notices


1. Free Public Event in Fredericton – November 1, 2012 – 7:00 p.m.

On Thursday, November 1, Mary Ann Baynton, MSW, RSW,Principal, Mary Ann Baynton & Associates Consulting, from Waterdown, Ontario, will give a public address entitled Protecting Yourself from Burnout. Mary Ann is the author of Resolving Workplace Issues and co-author with Dr. Martin Shain of Preventing Workplace Meltdown: An employer’s guide to maintaining a psychologically safe workplace. She provides consulting services to governments, organizations and unions that wish to improve or address issues related to workplace mental health.

MMFC Workshop 2012: Wellness Pays Off – Family Violence Impacts Everyone
November 2, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Registration Required)
Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research (MMFC), is pleased to invite you to their MMFC Workshop 2012 entitled Wellness Pays Off – Family Violence Impacts Everyone.
A workshop designed for participants from diverse workplaces (milieus) interested in exploring wellness and the impact of intimate partner violence on workplaces.

Location for all events: UNB Wu Conference Centre, 6 Duffie Dr. Fredericton.

Simultaneous translation will be available at all the events.
Early Bird Registration (Registration received by MMFC by October 12, 2012):
General Rate: $100
Student Rate: $60
Regular Registration (Registration received by MMFC after October 12, 2012):
General Rate: $125
Student Rate: $75

For more information or to register,

2.  PEI Citizen Advocacy is hiring a temporary Executive Director for 16 weeks beginning January 2, 2013.

The Executive Director implements the PEI Citizen Advocacy program and works out of the office in Charlottetown.

Responsibilities include:

  • Community outreach and recruitment of volunteer advocates
  • Facilitating matches between volunteer advocates and adults who have an intellectual disability
  • Supporting and providing resources to existing matches
  • Conducting everyday administrative tasks and working with the Treasurer on budgetary issues
  • Working with a volunteer Board of Directors and supporting the Board of Directors’ fundraising work
  • Liaising with other local disability rights groups around issues which affect adults with intellectual disabilities

Requirements for the job:

  • Experience working with disadvantaged citizens
  • An understanding of the rights of adults with intellectual disabilities
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with a minimum of direction and supervision
  • Access to transportation

Previous experience working in a community-based organization is an asset.
Salary: to be negotiated and dependent on relevant experience.

Please apply no later than Friday, November 2nd. Applications may be submitted to the attention of Jennifer Croken by:

Mail: Jennifer Croken,    Email:    Drop off: Voluntary Resource Centre, 81 Prince Street, Charlottetown. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon-Fri.

3. Memorial Lecture

You are invited to

the 21st Annual Daniel O’Hanley Memorial Lecture,
presented by the Latin American Mission Program (LAMP), Diocese of Charlottetown

Our Islands: Who Will Speak for the Land?

By Guest Lecturer, Argelia Tejada, of the Dominican Republic

Sunday, November 4th, 2012
2:00 p.m.

Our Lady of Assumption Church
151 Stratford Road, Stratford, PE

Guest speaker, Argelia Tejada, has been a long time activist for the defense of campesinos’ and small farmers’ right to the land, women’s rights, and better living conditions for the poor in her native Dominican Republic. She is no stranger to Canada. Argelia has come to PEI in several occasions, for friendly visits, presentations, and as a University Guest Summer Professor at UPEI for two rural sociology courses. In 1974 she initiated a popular education program targeting the organization of Campesino organizations in the Dominican Republic. As a result of her involvement in the resistance organization of the communities affected by the contamination of the land-grabbing operation of Rosario Dominicana, a joint-venture gold-cyanide-mine extraction at Pueblo Viejo, she was invited by Development and Peace to be Third Work Speaker for the 10 Days for World Development Program in British Columbia in 1977, and Nova Scotia in 1985.

Entertainment and refreshments will follow the lecture.
All are welcome!

4. Taking Notice: Service Provision for Temporary Foreign Workers in PEI

What: A workshop for organizations and service providers
When: Thursday, November 8th, 2012. 2-4pm
Where: Saint Paul’s Church Hall, 101 Prince Street, Charlottetown

Why: The presence of temporary foreign workers is a growing phenomenon in PEI – not only in rural, seasonal industries, but also in full time positions in PEI’s towns and cities. There is a need for increased awareness, among service providers, of these workers, and of the vulnerabilities faced by temporary foreign workers. This interactive workshop will provide an overview of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program in PEI, discuss the systemic barriers that these workers experience, highlight needed policy changes, and explore strategies for providing services to this vulnerable population.

Please pre-register by phone (902) 894-4573 or by email:

5. PEI Art Road Trip – November 8, 2012 in Toronto!

You and your friends are invited to attend the PEI Art Road Trip to Toronto Art Show and Sale on Thursday, November 8, 2 – 5 and 6 – 9 p.m., at Lambton Golf and Country Club, 100 Scarlett Road, Toronto.

Over 50 artists featured. One-day only art show!

Great gift ideas – for you, your friends and family. Browse through the artwork of beautiful Prince Edward Island, featuring paintings, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, woodwork, photography, rugs, leather purses and bags.

Please LIKE the FB page at  Follow @peiartroadtrip.  For info, visit

Share with your friends!

6. Panel Discussion in Ottawa

Joint Chair in Women’s Studies at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa invite you to a panel discussion

“Where Are We Now? Women, Race and Class in Academic Life”.

It is a Bilingual Panel discussion (with simultaneous translation), which will take place at Carleton University, Room 2017 Dunton Tower, Ottawa Ontario on November 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Hélène Boudreault, at 613-520-6644 or

7. Breakfast and Banter

with Very Interesting Volunteers returns on

Saturday, November 10th from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Murphy’s Community Centre, Charlottetown

The Voluntary Resource Council’s fifth annual fundraiser is coming up and we hope you’ll join us. The VRC operates the Voluntary Resource Centre, a home for numerous small (but mighty!) community organizations. Breakfast & Banter is our only annual fundraising event. The funds raised by the event are essential to the continued operation of the VRC. Memberships, service fees and grants all help, but the revenue from Breakfast and Banter fills the gap to make ends meet. Last year, Breakfast & Banter raised almost $4,800.  Tickets are $30.00 each and charitable receipts will be issued for $15.00, and for all donations of $10.00 or more. Children under 6 are admitted free, and those between 6 and 14 pay $10.00.  Participants will get to enjoy a great breakfast and partake in wonderful morning banter with some of PEI’s Very Interesting Volunteers who have been nominated by organizations and the community.

We hope this year’s event will be even more successful and more fun! Silent and live auctions of art, crafts, and other items donated by VRC supporters will add to the fun!

Call Sylvie at the VRC – 368-7337 – for tickets or drop by the centre at 81 Prince St.



1.    New! PEI Status of Women releases a Bilingual Municipal Elections Guide to Encourage Women’s Participation as voters and Candidates!

Local Governments Need Women as Voters and Leaders

The PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women just released “Women Care for Communities,” a guide to upcoming municipal elections.

“On November 5, municipal elections are happening in the Island’s small municipalities. We want women to be a big part of those elections,” says Council Executive Director Jane Ledwell. “Women have a lot to contribute, whether they are running for elected office or turning out to vote and have their say.”

The Advisory Council applauds the Province’s municipal affairs division for promoting women’s participation in the upcoming elections, and wants to add its own message about how important local governments are to women in PEI. The “Women Care for Communities” municipal election guide for 2012 and news release is now available online at, or email, or click the links below:

2.   Purple Ribbon Pinning Bee – Monday, November 5th!

The PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women and Beanz Cafe are hosting an evening pinning bee to prepare purple ribbons for the 2012-2013 Purple Ribbon Campaign Against Violence.  Each year, more than 10,000 ribbons are cut and pinned to information cards by volunteers for distribution across the Island. The purple ribbons are worn to signify a commitment to remembering the 14 women murdered in Montreal in 1989 and to working to end all forms of violence in our communities.

The pinning bee is November 5th, beginning at 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Beanz, 38 University Avenue. Join us for coffee, tea and conversation! Everyone welcome. Contact: 368-4510/

3.    CUPE Resists Proposed EI Changes

The Canadian Union of Public Employees Prince Edward Island Division (CUPE PEI) and other community groups are concerned that recent proposed changes to Employment Insurance will negatively impact many PEI families and communities. A Island-wide rally is being organized to highlight the concerns of workers and to protest changes that will hurt Atlantic communities in particular. The rally will begin at 1:00pm Saturday, October 27, in Summerside. Transportation to Summerside is available from various Island locations. Let your voice be heard! For more information contact Lori MacKay, President, at: / 902-626-1112

4.   Finding Common Voices – Workshop

FINDING COMMON VOICES…a women’s workshop in partnership with the PEI Chapter of the Council of Canadian Muslim Women will be held at St. Paul’s Hall on October 29 from 9:30-2:30. There is no charge , lunch and snacks will be provided.

The day is designed for women of various faith traditions to share stories,discuss ideas and learn how they can contribute to peaceful, healthy communities. Register by calling Farida at 368-2360 , Madonna at 894-4571, by e-mail  For more information, contact: Madonna Fradsham 894-4571 or Farida Chisti 368–2360, Charlottetown St. Paul’s Anglican Church, St Paul’s Anglican Parish Hall.

5.   2013-2014 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – Aboriginal Women’s Program

The 2013-2014 Call for Applications is now open for eligible organizations interested in applying for funding for community-based projects under the Aboriginal Women’s Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage.

The Aboriginal Women’s Program supports community-based projects that demonstrate the ability to achieve tangible results with strong community participation. This Program enables Aboriginal women to participate in projects that focus on any of the following three programming elements:

  • Women’s Community Initiative – Projects that address issues affecting Aboriginal women and their families, and that contribute to strengthening their cultural identity and traditions.
  • Family Violence Initiative – Community-based culturally appropriate approaches to addressing the issue of family and violence within Aboriginal families.
  • Women’s Self Government Participation Initiative – Aboriginal women’s participation in self-government design and advancement.

Applications postmarked after December 12, 2012 will not be considered.

For criteria on eligibility, applications or for more information we encourage you to contact Raphaëlle Valay-Nadeau, program officer, at or leave a detailed message at 506-851-2302.

6. Community Folk Dancing in Bonshaw Nov 10th from 7-9pm

Community Folk Dancing at the Bonshaw Community Centre, 25 Green Road, is on Saturday, November 10th from 7-9pm. Come learn folk dances from around the world, including circle dances and contra dances. No partner or experience is necessary—dances are called and easy. All ages are welcome. If you’d like to car-pool, post a comment on the ‘Folk Dancing in Bonshaw’ facebook page. For more information phone Marion Copleston at 675-4093. Admission is by donation- suggested: $2 each, $5 per family.

7. Fashion Friday Blast 2012!

Come & Learn What to Wear, Where.

Let’s have some fun & laughter…..are you 30, 40, 50, 60, 70…..and wondering what to wear, anywhere?

Find out how to “dress the skin you’re in”, regardless your age, stage or rage. Looking to achieve your “WOW” style? Get a “Glam Plan” and watch yourself and your wardrobe become reenergized for fall/winter 2012.

Find out what your body shape is and how to use clothing to create the silhouette you want.  Join me Margaret Gallant/Fresh Image 360 for a Find out what your body shape is and how to use clothing to create the silhouette you want.

Join me Margaret Gallant/Fresh Image 360 for an educational and entertaining evening.
When: Friday, November 2/2012
Where: Studio 1, Confederation of the Arts, Queen Street, Charlottetown, PE
Time: 7:00pm
Tickets $20.00
Door prizes all evening
To purchase tickets  E-mail or call, or 566-3906/ 394-4625
Cash bar

8.  Purple Ribbon Campaign Against Violence

How do you react when you feel yourself getting angry? How do you handle emotions before they lead to a violent response? This year’s Purple Ribbon Campaign theme is “Violence is a choice: Choose Better.”  Using violence is a choice; being a victim of violence is not.

We all want to choose better. What are some of those “better” choices that we can make when we feel frustrated, angry, impatient? Do you take a walk, call a friend, scream at the crows in your backyard?! Tell us your choices and strategies for avoiding violence, and we’ll compile an eclectic list of the Top 14.

The Purple Ribbon Campaign is gathering steam – Program Coordinator, Michelle Jay, is available to speak to your group, help organize purple ribbon pinnings, and distribute information materials. Your ideas and energy are welcome. Get on-board by contacting Michelle at 368-4510 or

9. FREE Custody and Access Course – Fall Dates

With the help of the United Way of PEI, the Community Legal Information Association will be hosting three Fall sessions of our free custody and access course called The Best Interests of the Child in Custody and Access.

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 children’ can be met.
• Ways to resolve your dispute outside of court.

These sessions are delivered by a volunteer lawyer.
Professionals who work with clients in this area are also welcome.

November 6th & 8th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm (Summerside)

(Nancy Key, McInnes Cooper)

Please let clients, friends and family know!

To register:
902-892-0853 or 1-800-240-9798


An important notice to our email subscribers of our Upcoming Community Notices/Events weekly email:

The weekly email is unfortunately being spammed – it appears to be happening automatically by some internet providers and/or unintentionally or intentionally by some subscribers to our email list. Due to this happening, we cannot send our community notices to our weekly email list until the email addresses are confirmed or updated.

Our new email newsletter/notices will be available in November.


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.
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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