2015-2016 Purple Ribbon Campaign

Healthy relationships and right relations do not include violence.

The Purple Ribbon Campaign Against Violence (Campagne du ruban violet contre la violence) was initiated by the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women in 1991 to remember the 14 women who were murdered at L’École Polytechnique in Montreal on December 6, 1purple ribbon campaign bookmarks989, and to raise awareness about violence against women.

  • Join us for our Purple Ribbon Pinning Bee – Monday, November 9, 2015, 6:30 pm-8:00 pm, Beanz Espresso Cafe, 138 Great George Street, Charlottetown.

Memorial Services for Victims of Violence

The Montreal Massacre Memorial Service will be held Friday, December 4th, 12 noon at the Confederation Centre Memorial Hall. The focus of the service will be honouring front-line workers, those essential people who often make crucial and positive interventions at times of trauma. The people who say “I believe you.” The people who offer compassionate and practical support. The people who often save lives in our community. The Advisory Council will be offering small gifts in gratitude to front-line workers in appreciation.

12:00 Noon, Friday, December 4
Guest Speaker:
Ann Sherman, Chairperson, Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention
St. Paul’s Church , corner of Notre Dame and Central Street ( directly across from the court house )
More info: 902-436-9856, East Prince Women’s Information Centre

For more information, please email info@peistatusofwomen.ca or call the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women at 902-368-4510.

A Feature of the 2015 Purple Ribbon Campaign

Resource Guides
Handouts for Students / Documents à distribuer aux étudiants … PDF
Resources for Teachers / Ressources pour les enseignants … PDF

Orientation Sheet, 2013, PEI Advisory Council on the Status of WomenArtwork: “Seeds” by Mari Basiletti. This work was commissioned by and hangs in the waiting room of the PEI Rape and Sexual Assault Centre, Charlottetown.


News release – Communiqué de presse
– November 25/25 novembre 2015
Purple Ribbon Campaign Launches with Continued Focus on Indigenous Women/Lancement de la Campagne du ruban violet : accent sur les femmes autochtones … link

December 4, 2015 Commentary … link (bilingual)

P.E.I. memorial for murdered women held in Charlottetown, (Dec 4, 2015, CBC PEI article)

Multilingual Poster
healthy relationships and right relations do not include violence

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Artwork: Still Dancing, by Mi’kmaw artist Jonathan Labillois, a member of the Ljonpaintistuguj Migmaq First Nation Band in Gaspé, Quebec, and a graduate of NSCAD University.
Translation | Traduction : Thirly Levi (Mi’kmaq), Farahnaz Rezaei (Arabic & Farsi), Alex Yin (Chinese), Steve Hwang (Korean), Krishna K. Thakur (Nepali), Service de traduction du gouvernement de l’Î.-P.-É. (French), and Rocio McCallum (Spanish).

Download printable multilingual poster.

Thank you to the 2015 contributors to the Purple Ribbon Campaign for generous assistance. This list will be updated weekly, as contributors are confirmed:

  • Federated Women’s Institutes of PEI
  • Quilting B & More
  • Premier Wade MacLauchlan’s Office
  • City of Charlottetown
  • Confederation Centre of the Arts
  • Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention (PAC)
  • Judy Clark and Julie Pellissier-Lush, PEI Aboriginal Women’s Association
  • Jonathan Labillois, artist (use of poster artwork, “Still Dancing”)
  • Native Council’s Youth Program “Walking The Red Road”
  • Dr. Lynn Gehl
  • Lori Kays, Beanz Espresso Bar and Cafe
  • Cheryl Tanton, Health Curriculum Specialist
  • Family Violence Prevention Services
  • Francis Handrahan
  • Allyson Richards, UPEI volunteer
  • Karen Murphy
  • Dawn Wilson
  • Sharon O’Brien
  • Melissa Peter-Paul
  • and more than two dozen candlelighters who participated in the Memorial Service



Many hands at work preparing the mailout.

Many busy hands at work preparing the mailout!


Holland College Student Union reps and volunteers did a bang up job with promoting violence prevention awareness, focusing on what makes a healthy relationship!

Purple ribbon display1 (Medium)

Purple ribbon display (Medium)


Click for more on past Purple Ribbon Campaigns.


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