Community Notices

Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, May 9, 2019

New listings this week:

1) Congratulations to Minister Darlene Compton
2) PEIBWA Activities
3) You’re Invited – Water Conservation and Watershed Protection Free Events
4) The Great Trail Clean Up
5) Harmonia presents “Letters from a Girl to the World”
6) Webinar: Understanding Parental Sharing and Caregiving Benefits
7) Anderson House May 2019 Needs List
8) Seniors’ Café
9) Estate Planning
10) Sea Songs – Charlottetown and Summerside
11) Inn at St. Peters Fundraising Dinner and Auction for Anderson House
12) Herb Day at the Farm Centre
13) Invitation: Forum on Climate Change

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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Our E-Newsletter with community events and notices is 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, does not necessarily endorse every notice or event posted; and reserves the right not to post any notice for any reason. For further information or questions specifically relating to any notices or events, please contact the individua or organization hosting the community event.

The E-News will be sent out on Thursdays. The deadline for receiving notices/events to post is by 4:00 pm on Wednesdays. 

Please send your event notice text and an image (if available) to: newsletters@peistatusofwomen.caThe links to the current and previous E-News (viewable in your browser) will also be posted on our blog, peiacsw.wordpress.com.  Note: We cannot attach pdfs, flyers, brochures, or registrations forms.

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Community Notices

Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, May 2, 2019

New listings this week:

1) Annual May Flower Walk
2) Subsidies and Opportunities for Students Available for the National Human Rights Conference in Charlottetown
3) Reading at Seaside Books: Jane Ledwell and JoDee Samuelson
4) Voting Experience Survey
5) Women Artists of PEI Mother’s Day Panel Discussion
6) Lecture Series – Katherine Dewar
7) Coping with Every Day Stress
8) Women in Housing Need – Preliminary Consultation Report and Survey / Rapport de consultation préliminaire et sondage sur les besoins des femmes en matière de logement
9) Engage PEI
10) New Video Released “Silent Witness Journeys: Two Women’s Stories”
11) Save the Date: PEI FVPS AGM
12) New National Report Finds that Violence Against Women Shelters Are Doing More with Less
13) LEAF Launches its Feminist Strategic Litigation Project
14) Save the Date: “An Overview of Child Protection: the Legal Perspective, June 7

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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Previous listings by title

To view the e-newsletter with specific details about an event, click on the title link. Lots of things coming up…

Our E-Newsletter with community events and notices is 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, does not necessarily endorse every notice or event posted; and reserves the right not to post any notice for any reason. For further information or questions specifically relating to any notices or events, please contact the individua or organization hosting the community event.

The E-News will be sent out on Thursdays. The deadline for receiving notices/events to post is by 4:00 pm on Wednesdays. 

Please send your event notice text and an image (if available) to: newsletters@peistatusofwomen.caThe links to the current and previous E-News (viewable in your browser) will also be posted on our blog, peiacsw.wordpress.com.  Note: We cannot attach pdfs, flyers, brochures, or registrations forms.

If you know someone who would like to subscribe to our list, send them to our online “Subscribe Form.” (or send them this link: http://eepurl.com/rQH6P).

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Community Notices

Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, April 25, 2019

New listings this week:

1) 2019 Girls Get WISE Science Retreat
2) Celebration of Life for Josh and Oliver
3) Take our survey: Share your preferences about new cancer treatments
4) Bonshaw Ceilidh
5) 5 Minute Book Club
6) Seniors College Group Art Show 2019
7) Green Ideas @ Your Library
8) Opening Doors for Accessibility – Charlottetown
9) National Immunization Awareness Week: A message from the Public Health Agency of Canada/La Semaine nationale de promotion de la vaccination : Un message de l’Agence de la santé publique du Canada
10) PEIBWA Activities
11) Funding Opportunity: ACIC 2019 Southern Speaker Symposium Fund
12) Let’s Chat Basic Income and Health!

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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Previous listings by title

To view the e-newsletter with specific details about an event, click on the title link. Lots of things coming up…

Our E-Newsletter with community events and notices is 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, does not necessarily endorse every notice or event posted; and reserves the right not to post any notice for any reason. For further information or questions specifically relating to any notices or events, please contact the individua or organization hosting the community event.

The E-News will be sent out on Thursdays. The deadline for receiving notices/events to post is by 4:00 pm on Wednesdays. 

Please send your event notice text and an image (if available) to: newsletters@peistatusofwomen.caThe links to the current and previous E-News (viewable in your browser) will also be posted on our blog, peiacsw.wordpress.com.  Note: We cannot attach pdfs, flyers, brochures, or registrations forms.

If you know someone who would like to subscribe to our list, send them to our online “Subscribe Form.” (or send them this link: http://eepurl.com/rQH6P).

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Community Notices

Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, April 18, 2019

New listings this week:

1) Atlantic Connections Conference on Sustaining Women in SETT
2) Here We Go Barn Dance
3) Etsy Team PEI Spring Market
4) Free Family Fun Day
5) 12 Angry Women – Courtroom drama presented by ACT (a community theatre)
6) Pinch Penny Fair
7) Build a Better Home 2.0
8) Turning Inside Outside: Addressing Anxiety in Children and Teens
9) Women Artists of PEI Performance Series
10) PEIBWA Activities
11) ArtsSmarts Opening Reception
12) Women Artists of PEI Mother’s Day Panel Discussion
13) We Need a Building

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, April 11, 2019

New listings this week:

1) This Morning: Leaders’ Forum on Women’s Issues
2) Why Vote YES to MMP?
3) Tonight: FREE COMEDY Show
4) Celebrate Nature with Poetry
5) April Programs for Adults and Teens at the Confederation Centre Library
6) Join us for the CBC PEI Leaders Debate
7) Community Foundation’s Community Impact Grants 2019
8) ‘For Me’ Fridays: Caring for the Caregiver Workshops
9) Choose Summerside Event
10) PEIBWA Activities
11) Playwrights Cabaret and Book Launch
12) 2SLGBTQ+ Intimate Partner Violence Workshop
13) Get your tax return done at a free tax clinic if eligible
14) ACIC JOBS: Summer Student position, Program Manager, bilingual National Coordinator
15) Looking for a new director – Island A Cappella puts out the call

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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Why Vote YES to MMP?

On April 23, in conjunction with the provincial election, PEI voters will also vote in a referendum about changing our electoral system to Mixed Member Proportional representation (MMP).

Cover art for A Preference for Equality was adapted by JoDee Samuelson from a still from her film The Women of Confederation.

Based on evidence from around the world about the potential for proportional representation, including MMP, to increase gender equality and to better value diversity, the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women has recommended MMP for PEI for 15 years, through the 2005 and 2016 plebiscites and up to today. Here’s a little historical overview of why!

In 2016, we collaborated with the PEI Coalition for Women in Government to compare the five electoral options in the plebiscite. Our gender and diversity analysis focused on eight factors determined that on 6 out of 8 factors, MMP had greater potential to promote gender equality and diversity:

MMP chart

A comparison chart adapted from A Preference for Equality: A Gender and Diversity Analysis of Electoral Options

The full analysis to support this chart is available here.

A quiz inspired by the chart asked participants about their democratic values: what they hope for when they vote. MMP was the best fit for 67% of participants.

Electoral reform quiz results - 67% MMP

Results from a 2016 online quiz about participants’ electoral personality types.

More than 90% of participants were looking for things such as their vote contributing to electing someone or reduced negative campaigning. Almost 90% wanted to see third and fourth parties represented with seats in the Legislature when they earn votes. And more than 85% of participants wanted the percentage of seats a party gets to match the percentage of votes they received (which is the definition of proportional representation).

The full results from the quiz are available here.

Way back in 2005, PEI was voting on a slightly different model of Mixed-Member Proportional Representation, without open lists. (The MMP model we are voting on in 2019 lets voters choose directly who is the best candidate on a party list.)

Here’s what we said about MMP in 2005!

Created in 2005 for the Plebiscite on PEI’s Electoral Future by the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women.

Download the 2005 one-pager in English or in French.

MORE HISTORICAL WORK ON ELECTORAL SYSTEMS FROM THE PEI ADVISORY COUNCIL ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN:

 

 

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Community Notices

Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, April 4, 2019

New listings this week:

1) All Party Leaders’ Environmental Forum
2) Leaders’ Forum on Women’s Issues
3) Mom2Mom Sale Spring 2019 – Charlottetown
4) Register Today for Streams of Justice: KAIROS Atlantic Gathering 2019!
5) The Great Family Easter Egg Hunt
6) Meaningful Volunteer Opportunity on PEI
7) PEI Earth Day Family Expo
8) Fabric and Yarn Sale
9) PEERS Alliance – April Newsletter

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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