Community Notices

Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, May 18, 2017

New listings this week:

1) PEI Status of Women Remembers David Morrison
2) Fear From A Small Place – Book Launch
3) Facebook Live: Online Fentanyl Information Session and Q&A
4) Gardening with Arthritis Workshop
5) Public Appointments Opportunities
6) Herb Day at the Farm Centre
7) Bonshaw Ceilidh
8) 5th Birthday Bash – That Fun Place Inc
9) Who Decides? An Interactive Workshop on Supported Decision-Making
10) Hospice PEI Job Opportunity and Board Member Recruitment
11) Sharing the Microphone
12) Governor General’s Awards / Prix du Gouverneur général
13) Anderson House Current Needs List
14) Take Part in Shaping a Cultural Strategy for PEI

The current and past issues of our Thursday E-News with upcoming community events and notices are available at the following links:

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Community Notices

Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, May 11, 2017

New listings this week:

1) Tonight! – Community Access and Inclusion Expo 2017
2) Fun and Adventure in the Outdoors Rally
3) Invitation for Shred-A-Thon This Saturday
4) Knowledge Hub & Learning Network Upcoming Webinars
5) PEI Fest Youth Social Entrepreneur Conference
6) CONNECT PEI Project – Cyberviolence
7) Growing Food & Education – Getting More Local Food Into Our Schools
8) Flypei Runway Run 2017
9) “The Time of our Lives”- Seniors College Group Art Show
10) PEIBWA Activities
11) 24th Annual Psychiatric Conference (the LINK)
12) New Report Advancing The Work Of The Trauma- and Violence-Informed Community of Practice: Outcomes and Preliminary Lessons Learned
13) Tracy MacKenzie Walk/Run for Autism
14) National Farmers Union PEI Launches Website

The current and past issues of our Thursday E-News with upcoming community events and notices are available at the following links:

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Community Notices

Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, May 4, 2017

New listings this week:

1) Women in Canada Study Group 2017 Photo Gallery
2) Tonight: East Coast Art Party — Fundraiser for Spay Aid PEI
3) PEIBWA Activities
4) #GETLOUD for CMHA Mental Health Week
5) Study about Gender Bias on Public and Private Boards
6) Diverse Story
7) United Way of PEI and Cooper Institute invite you to Community Screening of Us and Them Documentary
8) WoHeLo Clothing Sale
9) PEI Thriftspotting Pop-up Flea Market
10) Dandelion Festival 2017
11) Building Brighter Futures Campaign
12) Registration for the 2017 Victims and Survivors of Crime Week Symposium is Now Open!
13) Inn at St Peters 13th Annual Dinner and Silent Auction for Anderson House
14) Herb Day at the Farm Center
15) National Training Webinar (Archived) -Building Connections: Using Trauma Informed and Relational Approaches to Help Women and Children Experiencing Interpersonal Violence
16) Call for Abstracts
17) 2017 Medavie Blue Cross MS Walk
18) Call for Proposals! ACIC Symposium Workshops
19) Registration now open! ACIC Symposium & AGM 2017

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Women in Canada Study Group 2017 Photo Gallery

Fifty years ago, on February 16, 1967, the historic Royal Commission on the Status of Women was launched. Using this landmark Royal Commission as a starting point, the Advisory Council on the Status of Women and the Aboriginal Women’s Association hosted a bi-weekly study group to consider women’s equality decade by decade, from 1967-2017.

The study group considered: What was particularly relevant for women during each 10-year period? How has women’s equality advanced in the last 50 years? Which women were left out of consideration and remain underrepresented in decision-making today?

The Advisory Council was pleased with the participation and engagement of those who attended the study group. Often the comments centred around when feminist awareness and ideals were awakened, related to personal and societal experiences.  Thank you to everyone who reflected so openly, generously and wisely to the discussion. Wela’lin.

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Community Events

Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, April 27, 2017

New listings this week:

) Today at Noon: Final Study Group on Women in Canada
2) Today! PEI Connects Event at Jack Blanchard Hall
3) On-Line Fundraiser for Animal Welfare
4) PEI Authors & Illustrators Festival 2017
5) Etsy Artisans of PEI Spring Market
6) Reading Town PEI
7) Family Sunday in the Gallery
8) Now n Zen YOGA for Spay Aid PEI
9) Stories on the Bus
10) Awesome Robots
11) Choose Summerside Event
12) Burden of Peace Film Screening
13) Black Dress Soirée Event
14) 2017 Charlottetown Parks and Rec Programs
15) Chances Family Resource Centre Spring Programs
16) PEIBWA Activities

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Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, April 20, 2017

New listings this week:

1) Next Thursday: Final Study Group on Women in Canada
2) Key Messages for Minister Responsible
3) Achieving Justice for Sexual Assault Survivors
4) PEI Raises Income Limit for Home Energy Program
5) Atlantic Green Expo at UPEI
6) Pinch Penny Fair
7) Macphail Woods Calendar of Events
8) Chronic Pain Management Workshop
9) What a Wonderful World!
10) Bonshaw Ceilidh
11) Making It Home: A Remembrance
12) IT’S BINGO TIME AGAIN FOR CITIZEN ADVOCACY!
13) Birchwood Poetry Cafe

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Key Messages from the Council

Members of the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women are meeting this week in Charlottetown for a regular meeting and to participate in Women in Canada Study Group.

PEIACSW Members February 2017

At the Council’s last meeting, in February, members had a visit from the Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, Hon. Paula Biggar, and the director of the Interministerial Women’s Secretariat, Michelle Harris-Genge. Council members were very pleased to share some key messages with Minister Biggar from the members’ planning and discussion.

Here are some of the messages members shared with Minister Biggar in February:

  • The need to empower girls within their own communities and schools to have a healthy sense of self-worth. Their sense of self-worth is affected by a culture that still values boys more than girls and in turn affects their relationships and their prospects for public leadership.
  • Information on abortion and sexual health services and other reproductive services must be freely available and must be clear, comprehensive, and non-judgmental and accessible. This means both on-line and in navigation supports. The search functions that lead to sexual and reproductive health services should be based on the real way people look for information online, especially young people, knowing that they may begin and end their search at Google.
  • The urgent need to bring the pilot project on a Basic Income Guarantee for Prince Edward Island. Council notes the recent unanimous motion of the Legislative Assembly in support of the Province working with the federal government to bring about this pilot project.
  • We need strategies to find and allocate funding for programs and services and supports to find services when we need them and navigate through these systems. A health system navigator role has recently been created. Similar navigations are needed for many services and circumstances. For example, a woman leaving a situation of violence needs navigation that connects her with community and government services without her needing to tell her story multiple times. Some examples of programs and services Council discussed today include the following:
    • Legal aid
    • Youth addictions
    • Mental health
    • Seniors’ supports
    • Relationship breakdown
    • Women’s NGOs (for example, Women’s Network)
    • Anderson House and family violence outreach
    • Caregivers (mostly women)
    • Sexual assault
    • and many others
  • Real inclusion in government and public life of all genders, ethnicities, and geographical areas, to improve our Island community. This includes ensuring rural communities have equal access to services; development of all regions of the province is important.
  • We want government to address the need for advocates in roles independent of government. An independent child advocate is one example of this kind of independent advocate, but not the only possible kind of advocate. Independence from government systems is important to us.
  • Ensure that survivors of sexual violence and gender-based violence are met at their first point of contact with services with a trauma-informed, “believe survivors” mentality. For example, we want PEI to ensure local police services address the high rate of “unfounded” cases of sexual violence and ensure resources and training are available to have police and others follow best practices.
  • Council wants to feel part of meaningful consultations that ensure the wisdom of the community about needs and solutions reaches decision-makers and is used to bring about pro-active change and make lives better for women and all Islanders.

PEIACSW members meet with Min. Biggar, February 2017 PEIACSW members meet with Min. Biggar, February 2017

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