Community Notices

Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Friday, January 11, 2013!


1. TODAY – Idle No More – Keep Moving Forward Round Dance Rally/Global Day of Action

Friday, January 11, 2013
Charlottetown Mall

On January 11, 2013 the Prime Minister of Canada will meet with Chief Theresa Spence and chiefs.

Join us this Friday at the Charlottetown Mall at 6pm, in support of the #idlenomore movement and Chief Theresa Spence and Elder Raymond Robinson who have been on a hunger strike. Jan 11 marks the 1 month anniversary of her hunger strike.

:::::CALL OUT::::: WE WELCOME ALL JINGLE DRESS DANCERS::::: Please join us jingle dress dancing sisters in a special prayer dance during our round dance. This is a healing dance and we will take this opportunity to dance in prayer for the strength for our People, our nation, our brothers and sisters across turtle island, even Harper himself, but most of all for our ancestors, creator and Mother Earth.

January 11 is also the “Global Day Of Action”, solidarity rallies in countries around the world. With focus on global warming, climate change, action in unity to protect land, waters and environment, “Climate change makes poor people look poorer!”

Although they will be meeting we need to keep moving forward in protecting our lands, our lakes, our waters, our environment ….these are our rights! Until we see progress and positive change we will not stop, Idlenomore. Agree?

We are asking for:
VOLUNTEERS to help with printing information to share with the public
attention HAND DRUMMERS & DRUMMERS, we need your support and most importantly your voices
ELDERS your attendance is needed to support the YOUTH. Without your teachings and guidance where would we be?

We chose the time of 6p.m. For the reason that youth who are in school can attend and those can join us after work.

Everyone welcome!!!! Bill C45 will affect all Canadians native and non native. Bring your signs, hand drums, dress in regalia, bring your flags, and most importantly bring yourself and your families. Lets go brothers and sisters of Prince Edward Island!! In support please share and tweet #idlenomore #j11

For more information contact Melissa Peter-Paul via email or Samantha lewis via email: or

2. Public Meeting Re Anti-Fracking

– to form a “PEI Anti-fracking Coalition”

The meeting has been set for Tuesday, January 22 at the Murphy Community Centre beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Room #207.

Cheers, Leo Broderick 902-894-4874

3. Land’s Protection Act to be Focus of Discussion at first, ‘Farm Centre Breakfast Club,’ Meeting

Island farmers and their urban and rural neighbours now have a new forum for sharing ideas and discussing the world of food and agriculture called the Farm Centre Breakfast Club, set to go next week, in Charlottetown.

The first session of the Farm Centre Breakfast Club gets underway next Tuesday morning, January 15th at the Farm Centre; 420 University Avenue. It is the first of three, scheduled for this winter. It will run from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and feature a full breakfast with local Island foods, created by Chef James Oja. The cost is $10 and registration is required.

The Farm Centre Breakfast Club is the creation of the P.E.I. ADAPT Council, and will take place monthly in January, February, and March. Council chairman Elmer MacDonald said this is a perfect opportunity for farmers and other interested Islanders to get together during the winter months and talk about issues that are truly important to them.

Horace Carver, the Lands Protection Act Commissioner, will be the guest speaker at the first morning program. Carver is the Charlottetown lawyer and former MLA who helped draft and pass the Lands Protection Act in 1982, which regulated the amount of Island property that can be held by any one person or corporation.

Mr. Carver was recently appointed commissioner to study the existing legislation, hold consultations and determine what changes, if any, might be needed to that act. He will be on hand to explain his role and responsibilities in reviewing the Lands Protection Act and to hear from participants what benefits or hindrances the Act, in its present form, holds for Islanders.

Phil Ferraro is the executive director of the PEI ADAPT Council. He said the meetings offer real opportunity to have issues aired and to promote and encourage better understanding and exchange of views between agricultural, urban and industrial groups and organizations.

All are welcome. However, space is limited and people are encouraged to make their reservations by Friday January 11th, by calling Ferraro at 902-368-2005 or email:

4. From the Canadian Women’s Health Network: We Need Your Support

Health is a human right. Trusted health information protects women’s lives. You know that because you follow our online services, like Brigit’s Notes, our Webinars, and CWHN Events, so you can be current with women’s health information. When the CWHN began, almost 20 years ago, it was founded because there was little information for the public on the health needs of women and girls. Two decades later, there are still many gaps in women’s healthcare. But we also face another challenge. The public is overwhelmed by magazine ads, television commercials and websites that can damage women’s health. Much of the media tells girls and women that they are not healthy or beautiful unless they take a pill, make a surgical cut or starve themselves. Even more worrying, many brochures and websites discussing health issues appear to be independent but are funded by for-profit companies.

More than ever, we need a national women’s health organization we can trust.
The Canadian Women’s Health Network has been the voice of women’s health for two decades. I’ve been a part of the CWHN since the beginning, first as a volunteer and board member, and recently as Executive Director. Members of our board and staff are all dedicated to making the CWHN a dynamic organization. We follow all of the latest medical and community research and we translate the findings into user-friendly articles and webinars. We have one of the largest collections of women’s health books, articles, and webinars. Our hard-copy collection is so extensive we’ve found a new and larger home for it at the University of Ottawa. e have over 15,000 publications and community listings available online through our eLibrary.

You also care about the health of women and girls. Many of you are involved in women’s health beyond the CWHN. It’s hard to ask you for money when many worthy causes are calling out to you for support. It may be easier to understand why a breast cancer charity or a shelter needs funding. But a national women’s health network? Maybe that feels too general. But women are more than the sum of their parts. Without question, we need support for individual women’s cancers and shelters. But we also need one place that ADDRESSES THE HEALTH NEEDS OF WOMEN AND GIRLS AS A WHOLE.

Only at the Canadian Women’s Health Network can 360,000 visitors go each year to find information on hundreds of health topics in English and French and with more than 1,000 items in dozens of different languages. You can search through our database to find information on community groups from coast to coast to coast. You can find the latest information on health concerns from Addictions to Breast Cancer to Endometriosis to Osteoporosis. For an update of our past year, go to and read our Annual Report.

In the past year, we launched two new projects:

  • Get the Word Out – Women and Breast Cancer Prevention
  • Girls, Women and Alcohol
  • and several newsworthy articles and webinars on: cancer in the workplace; food security issues for women; and daughters of women in residential schools.

We really need you. Until now, we’ve been largely funded by Health Canada and we haven’t turned to the public with fundraising campaigns. We have done much that is good with that funding, but on March 31st, 2013, all of our Health Canada funding STOPS. Gone. After 17 years of supporting our national efforts, we are losing almost $400,000 in annual funding. This is not a reflection of our value; the entire department that funded us has been cut. Some research centres are closing. We are committed to staying open.

We need your donations. Services like Brigit’s News, our webinars and other news and event listings are paid for by the CWHN. We try to provide these services free to the public but we need your donations to keep these services going. Please make a donation and, if you can, share this letter with someone else you believe is also committed to women’s health. You can make a secure online donation by going to our DONATE ( page or complete and print out our donation form from the same page to mail in a cheque or credit card donation. April 1st is coming fast. Now is the time to donate so the CWHN is open for its 20th Anniversary, and for the next 20 years.

5. Information Sessions to Prepare Businesses for HST

The Province of PEI and the Canada Revenue Agency are each holding information sessions to help prepare businesses for the transition to the Harmonized Sales Tax. The schedule for the provincial outreach sessions can be found here, while CRA is holding webinars on February 5th, 20th and March 7th.

La province de l’Î.-P.-É. et l’Agence du revenu du Canada tiennent des séances d’information pour aider à préparer les entreprises à la transition vers la taxe de vente harmonisée. L’horaire des séances provinciales de sensibilisation se trouve ici (en anglais seulement), alors que l’ARC tiendra des webinaires les 5 et 20 février et le 7 mars.

6. International Tea Houses

Saturdays: 7-9 pm

  • January 19
  • February 2
  • March 2

Sunday: February 17, 2-4 pm

at the Jack Blanchard Centre
Pond Street

International Tea Houses take place in Charlottetown from January to March. They feature food, entertainment and culture from around the world and are held at Jack Blanchard Family Centre, Pond Street, Charlottetown. Tea Houses will be held on Saturdays January 19, February 2 and March 2 from 7–9 pm. A Sunday February 17 Tea House will feature a children’s program from 2–4 pm. All are invited to come and celebrate our cultural diversities.

7.   Women’s Employability Program – EPWIC

The East Prince Women’s Information Centre in Summerside is offering a

Women’s Employability Program
Starting in February, 2013

  • For women ages: 30-55
  • 12 week program- 6 weeks in the classroom Monday to Friday 9 AM – 3PM, 6 weeks on work experience with an employer
  • Training allowance : $200/weekly for the 12 weeks while on the program
  • Classroom Facilitation consists of facilitated group discussions, presentations, small group activities, individual exercises, career counselling, resume writing, job search skills, hidden job market, interview skills, etc.

Support for this program continues throughout the 12 weeks and following for a six month period.

For more information:
Andy Lou Somers, Coordinator
Tel: 902-436-9856



1.  Health PEI Seeks Applications for Board Memberships

The Health PEI Board is one of the most essential boards in Prince Edward Island. It needs women and allies who are knowledgeable and passionately committed to women’s health to put their names forward. 

“Responsibility for the delivery of all Prince Edward Island health services was transferred to Health PEI and its Board of Directors on July 6, 2010… The Board of Directors oversees operations, works with management to establish overall strategic direction for the organization and ensures appropriate community consultation.  The board also regularly reviews the organization’s long-term plans, significant issues affecting the organization and evaluates results.”

Currently, only 4 of the 11 appointed members of the Board of Directors are women. According to figures provided for the 2011 Equality Report Card, 85% of Health PEI’s workforce and 78% of managers are women.

Get all the details of how to apply here: The deadline for applications is January 11, 2013.

2.  Request for Proposals

The Interministerial Women’s Secretariat is issuing a request for proposals for project funding for community organizations in Prince Edward Island. This year’s focus is on the following three themes:

1. Social Media and girls – cybersafety

2. Women and girls with a disability

3. Engaging male and female youth (grades K-12)

 a. to reduce and prevent gender-based violence; and/or

 b. to promote gender equality     

Preference will be made to projects that address the three focus themes.  For more information and to see grant guidelines, please contact the Interministerial Women’s Secretariat at (902) 368-6494 or email  Applications and proposals must be received by January 25, 2013.

3. Getting Beyond the Headlines: Women in the News

A workshop for you to dig into local news with gender in mind.

January 29, 2013, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (storm date February 5, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm)

Grafton Room, Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, Kent Street

Facilitator: Jane Ledwell, PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women

Recent research for the PEI Coalition for Women in Government showed that women make up just a quarter of mentions in local print news and editorials. But beyond the numbers, what does that coverage say about women? What words and images are used – or not used – to describe women’s leadership? Go beyond the headlines and get under the statistics in a fun, interactive workshop looking at news and opinion from a variety of media.

Help shape recommendations to better highlight women’s leadership in news and media. Women and men welcome. No admission. Bring your curiosity, your red pen, or an example or two of media reports that tell you something about gender dynamics.

Register by January 18 with the PEI Coalition for Women in Government:

Facebook Event page:


New Year’s Reception

The PEI Coalition for Women in Government is hosting a drop in reception in the Richmond Room of the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, immediately following the above workshop. Workshop participants and others are invited to help us toast a new year of opportunity for advancing women’s leadership opportunities in PEI. Please RSVP to

4.  PEIBWA Upcoming Events

Lunch and Learn – Charlottetown
“Making Facebook Pages Work for You”
Presented by: April Ennis, Tinker Media

Facebook Pages help businesses, organizations and brands share their stories and connect with people.  Do you have a Facebook account, but are having trouble navigating this essential social media tool?  Do you wish you knew how to join in on the conversation and build relationships that bring real value to you and your business?  In this session social media consultant April Ennis of Tinker Media will share:

  • why Facebook Pages are beneficial for you and your business
  • who to connect with on Facebook Pages and how to get the most out of Facebook Pages
  • what to say (and what NOT to say)
  • where to find the time and
  • when is the best time to post

Location:  Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, 75 Kent Street, Charlottetown
Date:   Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
Time:   8:00am – 9:30am
Cost:    Members- $17.75 (includes GST), non-members $23.00 (includes GST)

Please note we are now registering for events online via

Deadline: Friday, January 11th, 2013 at 4:00 pm.


BREAKFAST and Learn – Summerside
“Making Twitter Work for You”
Presented by: April Ennis, Tinker Media

Do you have a Twitter account, but are having trouble navigating this essential social media tool?  Do you wish you knew how to join in on the conversation and build relationships that bring real value to you and your business?  In this breakfast learning session, social media consultant April Ennis of Tinker Media will share:

  • why Twitter is beneficial for you and your business
  • who to connect with on Twitter and how to get the most out of Twitter
  • what to say (and what NOT to say)
  • where to find the time and
  • when is the best time to tweet

Location: Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Club, 110 Water Street, Summerside
Date:  Thursday, January 17th, 2013
Time:  8:00am – 9:30am
Cost:   Members- $17.75 (includes GST), non-members $23.00 (includes GST)

Please note we are now registering for events online via

Deadline: Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 at 4:00 pm.

Please note: If you register for a Lunch/Breakfast 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.

5. Health Canada’s New Recalls and Safety Alerts Web Application / Une nouvelle application Web des rappels et des avis de sécurité de Santé Canada

We are pleased to inform you of a new web application that may be of use to you, your clients, colleagues, friends and family.

The Government of Canada’s new Recalls and Safety Alerts web application on, provides an easy to use, one-stop shop for recalls and safety alerts for consumer products, health products, foods and vehicles in Canada.  This web application will help Canadian consumers make informed decisions to help protect their family’s health and safety.

Recalls and safety alerts


Nous avons le plaisir de vous informer d’une nouvelle application Web qui pourrait être utile à vous, vos clients, vos collègues, vos amis et votre famille.

Le gouvernement du Canada offre, sur le site, une nouvelle application qui permet d’accéder facilement aux rappels et aux avis de sécurité concernant les produits de santé et de consommation, les aliments et les véhicules vendus au Canada. Avec cette application Web, les consommateurs canadiens pourront prendre des décisions éclairées au sujet de la santé et de la sécurité de leur famille.  

Rappels et des avis de sécurité

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