Happy International Women’s Day 2019

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Mark Your Calendars!

Friday, March 8th, 2019
from 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Trinity United Church Hall
(*wheelchair accessible)

220 Richmond Street
Charlottetown

All are welcome to attend.

On Friday, March 8, 2019, the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women and allies invite everyone to join in recognizing women worldwide.

The IWD committee is preparing an afternoon that balances celebrating progress for women’s equality and a call to do better, in Canada and worldwide. Minister Paula Biggar will bring greetings from the provincial Status of Women, and ACSW Chairperson Yvonne Deagle will share her editorial reflecting on the significance of IWD in 2019. Samantha Lewis will lead an Indigenous Round Dance at the beginning of the program, as a beautiful way to connect peoples and cultures. There will be an opportunity to participate in some simple balancing yoga exercises led by Cynthia Dennis. Throughout the event we will hear from various women about how they have overcome challenges in their lives. There will also be a chance to kick up your heels with some traditional

Irish country dancing, called by Helen Gough-Conboy with Tuli Porcher on fiddle. To end, Kate Dempsey will lead in singing the anthem “Bread & Roses.” Please note that children are encouraged to attend and enjoy the children’s activity area.

Admission is free. All ages and genders are welcome.

Organizers:
Cooper Institute
Canadian Union of Public Sector Employees
Family Violence Prevention Services
Women’s Network PEI
PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women
PEI Interministerial Women’s Secretariat

For further information:
Michelle Jay, PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women
(902) 368-4510 / info@peistatusofwomen.ca

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Community Notices

Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, February 14, 2019

New listings this week:

1) Rescheduled to Friday, Feb 15 – Make It Your Business Lunch and Learn for Family Violence Prevention Week
2) The 2019 Family Violence Prevention Week Continues
3) Rescheduled to Today at Noontime: Walk in Silence for Victims of Family Violence at Charlottetown City Hall
4) Today: Community Sector Network of PEI Launch Event
5) Rescheduled Triple P Positive Parenting Seminars
6) PEIBWA Activities
7) Taking Care of Women’s Business – Campaign moves to February
8) Islander Day – Charlottetown
9) 15 Things to Do During Islander Day Weekend in PEI
10) Family Sunday Confederation Centre: Art Gallery
11) PEERS Alliance – February Newsletter
12) Join WinterLove PEI and Island Trails for some SNOWSHOEING!
13) Prince Edward Island Welcomes First Mi’kmaq Poet Laureate

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, February 7, 2019

New listings this week:

1) Next Thursday: Make It Your Business Lunch and Learn for Family Violence Prevention Week
2) The 2019 Family Violence Prevention Week is February 10-16
3) Winter Family Fun in Victoria Park
4) PEI Public Service Library and Black Cultural Society Celebrate Black History Month – Schedule
5) PEIBWA Activities
6) Songs of PEI Black History
7) Government makes it easier to get help for home renovations
8) Here We Go Barn Dance
9) Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Mentorship Program – Invitation to Apply
10) Streams of Justice: KAIROS Atlantic Gathering 2019
11) LEAF Begins Search for Next Visionary Feminist Leader
12) Creating Safety Plans with Vulnerable Populations to Reduce the Risk of Repeated Violence and Domestic Homicide

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, January 31, 2019

New listings this week:

1) Make It Your Business Lunch and Learn for Family Violence Prevention Week
2) Call It Femicide
3) Together Towards Equality: Local and Global Efforts to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
4) February is Black History Month in Canada and Psychology Month at the Confederation Centre Public Library
5) PEIBWA Activities
6) Children’s Health: What does income have to do with it?
7) Boards and Babies
8) Social Enterprise on PEI Online Survey
9) Triple P Positive Parenting Seminars – February 13, 20 and 27
10) Blooming House – Out of the Cold Pilot Project
11) Psychology Month Schedule at Confederation Centre Public Library
12) The 2019 Family Violence Prevention Week (February 10-16) Campaign is Now Underway
13) First of Four Microphone Project Curriculum Resources Now Available
14) Creating Consent Culture Classroom Contest
15) Save the Date: Lecture – “The Basic Income Path to a Healthier, Happier, More Secure Life for All”

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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Make It Your Business Lunch and Learn for Family Violence Prevention Week

RESCHEDULED TO STORM DATE

Friday, February 15
12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m.
Access PEI O’Leary
45 East Drive
O’Leary

Join the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women and PEI Family Violence Prevention Services (FVPS) for a video viewing and facilitated conversation using FVPS’s video series Make It Your Business. The event will take place in the boardroom at Access PEI, O’Leary at 45 East Drive.

The Make It Your Business videos were created by PEI Family Violence Prevention Services and partners to help people recognize signs of family violence and to learn safe and effective actions to take when you see violence in your workplace or in public settings.

You are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch. We’ll provide coffee, tea, juice, and snacks.

All are welcome. Free admission.

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Community Notices

Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, January 24, 2019

New listings this week:

1) PEI Status of Women Bursary Winners
2) Pre-Budget Open House
3) Coding Club
4) PEIBWA Activities
5) Family Violence Prevention Week 2019
6) Anderson House Needs List for January
7) Bonshaw Ceilidh
8) Dense Breasts Canada Information
9) International Development Week 2019
10) Community Fireside Stories and Singalong
11) LGBTQ2+ Adult Drop-in

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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PEI Status of Women Announces Recent 2018 Bursary Winners

L-R: Yvonne Deagle, PEI Status of Women Chairperson with Walaa Nasry, winner of the Diane Kays Memorial Bursary.

Congratulations to UPEI/AVC student Walaa Nasry, the recipient of the Diane Kays Memorial Bursary. The $500 bursary is for a woman-identified student in a post-secondary program at UPEI, Holland College, or Collége de l’île (formerly called Collège de l’Acadie) who is pursuing a field where women are under-represented or who is an active advocate for women’s equality. The bursary remembers past Council Chairperson Diane Kays, who was a strong voice for vulnerable women and families on PEI.

 

L-R: Yvonne Deagle, PEI Status of Women Chairperson with Rosette Bobo, winner of the Inge Blackett Memorial Bursary.

Congratulations to Holland College student Rosette Bobo, winner of the $500 Inge Blackett Memorial Bursary for a woman-identified student who entered Canada as a refugee and is pursuing education or training. This bursary remembers past Council Vice-Chairperson Inge Blackett, who when she died was the last Holocaust survivor on PEI.


The deadline to apply for the 2019 bursaries is October 15, 2019.

More info: Bursary webpage / En français

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