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PEI Advisory Council on the
Status of Women

E-News for Thursday
November 26, 2020

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PLEASE NOTE: Events listed below may get postponed or possibly cancelled. Please always check with the events directly for updated information. Thank you.

1) It's Christmas Wish" time at PEI FVPS

Source: PEIFVPS Facebook post)

 

2) Tomorrow - BCSPEI Town Hall

#BuildingCommunity

The Black Cultural Society of PEI invites Black and African diaspora communities to collaborate at Town Hall

On Friday, November 27, the perspectives of the Black and African diaspora communities will be elevated and centred at a Community Needs Town Hall with the Black Cultural Society of PEI (BCSPEI).

BCSPEI is currently working through an intensive strategic planning process to determine how it can best serve PEI’s Black communities. “We want to have an organization that can respond to community needs, address issues, and deliver relevant cultural and heritage programming” says Tamara Steele, President of BCSPEI’s board of directors.

Part of this process was the creation and dissemination of a community needs assessment survey which was launched online last week. To complement this, BCSPEI has organized a Town Hall to hear from and further the conversation with the Island’s Black community. “We’re inviting and centering the perspectives of Black and African diaspora communities in this discussion” says Chijioke Amadi, BCSPEI’s Vice President.

The Town Hall will provide a space for BCSPEI to facilitate an open discussion with attendees to brainstorm in some key areas that were highlighted by participants in the Community Needs Assessment Survey, including community engagement, financial barriers, business/entrepreneurship, and mental health.

The Town Hall will also be an opportunity to update the community on what BCSPEI has been up to over the last year.

The community needs focused Town Hall will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, November 27th at the Homburg Theatre, Confederation Centre of the Arts.

Due to Covid restrictions, residents will need to pre-register for this event by visiting the Confederation Centre Box Office in person, or by calling the Box Office at 902-566-1267. For more information about the event, please contact BCSPEI at blackculturesocietype@gmail.com.

(Source email notice)

 

3) Mask Central PEI

Mask Central PEI is a group created to allow various groups and organizations in Prince Edward Island looking for donations of non-medical masks connect and interact with generous donors, so we can ensure every Islander has access to a reusable, non-medical mask amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Please see the announcements pinned at the top of the Facebook Group Page for all information you may need.

For further questions, comments or concerns, please contact us at peimaskup@gmail.com
Thank you for doing your part! - Alyssa, Emma and Sweta

(Source email notice and Facebook Group page)


 

4) Oppose Bill C-233 that would ban sex selection abortion

9 November 2020 

Private Member Bill C-233 would criminalize sex selective abortion and sentence providers to up to five years in jail.  The bill was introduced by a Conservative MP under the pretense of fighting gender discrimination, but it would do harm and violate peoples' rights. It would also open the door to more abortion restrictions. 

The bill is likely coming up for second reading next week, and ARCC has asked all Members of Parliament to vote against the bill.   

ARCC’s reasons to oppose the bill can be read here. (La version française sera disponible sur notre site d'ici dimanche).

Joyce Arthur, Executive Director
Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada (ARCC)
Email: joyce@arcc-cdac.ca
Website: www.arcc-cdac.ca

(Source email/e-newsletter)

 

5) The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

Français

Every year, from November 25 (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to December 10 (World Human Rights Day), Canadians observe the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. It is an opportunity to come together to call out, speak up and renew our commitment to end gender-based violence.

About the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence
Learn about the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence and the 2020 campaign.

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women
Honour the lives lost on December 6, 1989 and learn more about what you can do to end gender-based violence.

Ways to get involved
View ideas and opportunities to get involved in the efforts to end gender-based violence.
(Source Women and Gender Equality Canada website)

Other Links:

6) Register today! International Volunteer Day celebration Dec. 4 - E-Gallery

Hello everyone

I hope you are well! Each year ACIC, in partnership with Nova Scotia’s Department of Communities, Culture, and Heritage, celebrates International Volunteer Day to honor the importance of volunteer work both at home and abroad. This year we are switching gears to celebrate in a way that will be safe and engaging for everyone. We are creating and launching an E-Gallery on our website which will showcase photojournalism projects submitted by volunteers across Atlantic Canada! Join us at our launch event next week to view some of these presentations & to share what volunteering means to you!

The event will feature 7 brief presentations from selected photojournalists who will talk about their 2020 volunteering experiences and how volunteering locally can have global impacts. The event also features a volunteer-themed trivia game (with exciting prizes!) and break out rooms to have discussions with other participants. 

The event will be held on Friday, December 4th, from 10am-11:30am AST on Zoom. The event is free and open to folks of all ages, from Atlantic Canada and beyond! For more information and to register prior to the event, please visit: https://www.acic-caci.org/international-volunteer-day We'd also really appreciate you sharing this event with your network.

We are looking forward to celebrating with you! 

Lauren Tilley

(I use she/her pronouns)
Program Support Assistant

Atlantic Council for International Cooperation

210-2099 Gottingen St., Halifax, NS B3K 3B2
902.431.2311

www.acic-caci.org
Join us: Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn Newsletter
(Source email notice)

 

7) Offre d'emploi AFIPE

Offre d'emploi : Coordinatrice de projets

À la recherche d'une nouvelle opportunité professionnelle ?
Actions Femmes recrute et continue de s'agrandir !

À PROPOS DE L'ORGANISME
Actions Femmes IPÉ est un organisme à but non lucratif qui représente les femmes acadiennes et francophones de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard. Fières de qui nous sommes, nous avons pour vision que chaque femme de la communauté trouve sa juste place dans la société.

En pleine restructuration depuis le printemps 2020, notre équipe est en pleine croissance depuis quelques mois. Nous offrons un cadre de travail convivial, enrichissant et flexible, basé sur des principes de leadership partagé.
Actions Femmes souhaite favoriser l’embauche de personnes qui font face à des barrières systémiques à l’emploi et encourage les personnes appartenant à des groupes marginalisés à postuler et à souligner, si elles le désirent, cette appartenance dans leur candidature. Nous reconnaissons les expériences et diplômes acquis en dehors du Canada et/ou de façon non traditionnelle.


DESCRIPTION DU POSTE
Le travail de la coordinatrice de projets s’effectue en étroite collaboration avec la direction générale d’AFIPE.
Nous sommes à la recherche d’une personne rassembleuse et proactive, qui connaît bien les enjeux féministes et a une bonne compréhension des enjeux actuels, qui a une expérience en animation de la vie associative et relation avec des membres ainsi qu’en gestion de projets.

La mission principale de la coordinatrice de projets sera de développer et d’exécuter une programmation pour améliorer le leadership, le bien-être et la socialisation des femmes francophones insulaires, en accord avec notre stratégie 2020-2023. Il s’agira notamment de créer et d’animer des espaces de rencontres (virtuels et en personne) pour nos membres tels que des retraites, ateliers, webinaires, 5 à 7 …etc, aussi bien à l’échelle provinciale que dans les 6 régions de la communauté acadienne et francophone.

COMPÉTENCES RECHERCHÉES :
• Expérience et/ou formation en gestion de projet ou équivalent
• Avoir une grande autonomie dans son travail, ainsi que le sens de l’organisation
• Être polyvalente, réactive, adaptable, savoir prendre des initiatives et aimer travailler sur plusieurs dossiers en même temps.
• Avoir de l’expérience dans la gestion de projets avec maîtrise des budgets.
• Avoir de l’aisance relationnelle, un bon esprit d’équipe, de l’entregent, de la diplomatie et savoir travailler et s’adapter à des publics variés (jeunes et/ou personnes âgées, régions rurales/urbaines…).
• Avoir une souplesse dans son horaire et dans l’exécution du travail, ainsi qu’une capacité à faire du multitâches
• Gérer les informations sensibles de manière confidentielle
• Avoir une bonne connaissance des outils informatiques comme la Suite Office, l’environnement Mac et savoir s’adapter à tout autre outil de gestion.
• Très bonnes capacités à s’exprimer et rédiger en français et en anglais
• Bonne connaissance des communautés acadiennes et francophones de l’IPÉ serait un atout

EXIGENCES SPÉCIFIQUES :
• Être autorisée à travailler au Canada
• Être titulaire d'un permis de conduire et posséder un véhicule
• Être en accord avec les valeurs d’un organisme féministe.

CONDITIONS D'EMPLOI
• Poste de 37,5h / semaine.
• Salaire : de 20$ à 23$ de l’heure selon les compétences et l’expérience.
• Avantages : accès à un plan santé avantageux, possibilité de télétravail, horaire flexible.
• Poste d’un an, avec possibilité de renouvellement. Début du contrat dès que possible.
• Lieu de travail : Summerside, au Centre La Belle-Alliance – possibilité de travailler à distance, en télétravail voire à Charlottetown dans un futur proche.

Pour postuler, merci d’envoyer votre CV ainsi qu’une lettre de motivation à afipe@ssta.org avant le dimanche 6 décembre 2020, 20h.

Seules les personnes retenues pour une entrevue seront contactées.

L'usage du féminin a pour unique but d'alléger le texte. Actions Femmes IPÉ souscrit au principe d’égalité d’emploi et invite toutes personnes à postuler, quel que soit leur genre.

(Source email notice/webpage)

 

8) Victorian Christmas Market Cancelled due to COVID-19 Concerns

Article at this link:
https://www.theguardian.pe.ca/news/local/charlottetowns-victorian-christmas-market-cancelled-due-to-covid-19-concerns-524311/

(Source The Guardian)

 

9) PEIBWA Activities/News


 

10) The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women

Français

It has been over 30 years since the murder of 14 young women at Polytechnique Montréal (December 6, 1989). This act of violent misogyny shook our country and led Parliament to designate December 6 as The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women.

On December 6, we remember:
  •     Geneviève Bergeron
  •     Hélène Colgan
  •     Nathalie Croteau
  •     Barbara Daigneault
  •     Anne-Marie Edward
  •     Maud Haviernick
  •     Maryse Laganière
  •     Maryse Leclair
  •     Anne-Marie Lemay
  •     Sonia Pelletier
  •     Michèle Richard
  •     Annie St-Arneault
  •     Annie Turcotte
  •     Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz
As we mourn their loss and honour their memory, we reaffirm our commitment to fight the hatred that led to this tragedy, and the misogyny that still exists today. In Canada and around the world, women, girls, LGBTQ2 (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two spirit) and gender diverse individuals face unacceptable violence and discrimination. Gender-based violence in Canada has been magnified and amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic. There have been reports from police services, shelters and local organization of an increase in calls related to gender-based violence across Canada during the pandemic.

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women is about remembering those who have experienced gender-based violence and those who we have lost to it; it is also a time to take action. Working together we can help prevent and address gender-based violence by remembering and learning from our past, listening to survivors, and speaking up against harmful behaviour.

December 6 falls within the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. Add your voice to the conversation between November 25 and December 10 and share the ways you are being part of the solution to end gender-based violence using the hashtag #16Days.

(Source Women and Gender Equality Canada website)

 

11) Gender-Based Violence Knowledge Centre

Français

The Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Knowledge Centre is the focal point of the Canada’s Gender-Based Violence Strategy. You can access timely, relevant information and resources on this platform. There is also a searchable database, which brings together existing data and evidence on GBV-related content.

Links to the following list for more information are on this webpage:
  • Crisis helplines for those affected by gender-based violence
  • Additional support services for those affected by gender-based violence
  • The Gender-Based Violence Strategy
  • Funded projects
  • Provincial and territorial resources
  • COVID-19 emergency funding for gender-based violence
  • About gender-based violence
  • Funding opportunities
  • Federal resources
  • Questions and Answers
(Source Women and Gender Equality Canada website)

 

12) 2020 Christmas Reverse Parades and Santa Tour

  • Tomorrow - Summerside - Friday, November 27, 6:00pm-8:00pm  More info
  • Charlottetown - November 30 - December 4  More info
  • Souris - Saturday, December 5, 2:00pm-4:00pm  More info
  • Kensington - Sunday, December 6, 5:00pm-6:00pm  More info

 

13) Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program

Français

The Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program supports the mandate of the Department of Canadian Heritage by building on Canada's strength as a diverse and inclusive society.

The Program's objectives are to:
  • support communities in confronting racism and discrimination, promoting intercultural and interfaith understanding and fostering equitable opportunities to participate fully in Canadian society
  •  promote and engage in discussions on multiculturalism, diversity, racism and religious discrimination at the domestic and international levels
  • strengthen research and evidence to build understanding of the disparities and challenges faced by racialized and religious minority communities, and Indigenous Peoples
The Program has three funding components: Events, Projects and Community Capacity Building. It also includes one separate initiative, the Paul Yuzyk Youth Initiative for Multiculturalism.

For more information about each component, click on this webpage.

(Source Government of Canada webpage)

 

14) PEI Status of Women Teleworking Re: COVID-19 Response

To contribute to PEI's collective effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, and in light of our caregiving responsibilities, staff of the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women will be tele-working as much as possible. This may affect when and how we are able to respond to requests. Thank you for your patience.

Afin de contribuer à l'effort collectif des insulaires de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard pour ralentir la propagation de COVID-19, et tenant compte de nos responsabilités pour aider les enfants et les aîné(e)s de nos familles, le personnel du Conseil consultatif sur la situation de la femme de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard fera du télétravail autant que possible. Cela peut affecter quand et comment nous sommes en mesure de répondre aux demandes. Merci de votre patience.
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