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PEI Advisory Council on the
Status of Women

E-News for Thursday
February 4, 2021

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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) Black History Month 2021

For more information about activities and events this month: (Source Website/Facebook)

2) Monthly Interfaith Devotional

Given the current affairs of our world today, we are in dire need of hope, love & faith. Although we cannot be physically present with one another, the power of prayer can unite, heal, and bring our spirits together. You are invited to join our monthly virtual interfaith devotional, scheduled to occur on the first Friday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Prince Edward Island/Halifax-(AST/GMT-4) for the duration of approximately one hour.

We are hoping for this space to be an opportunity to unite, enjoy the tranquility and reflect on inspiring themes and common threads that tie us all together. Our monthly interfaith devotional features a certain topic every month, accompanied by virtual live music, audio-visual pieces, and selections of writings from various faiths, philosophers, authors, leaders and indigenous cultures, from all over the world.

Below is the date & the details for the Upcoming Monthly Virtual Interfaith Devotional for Feb 5, 2021, on the theme: "Footprints in the Sand”
Date: Friday, Feb 05, 2021

7 pm (PEI & Halifax time- Atlantic Canada)
6 p.m. Toronto, Ontario/ Canada
3 p.m. BC, Canada
3 p.m. Las Vegas, Los Angeles,& California/ USA
5 p.m. Dallas, TX/ USA
2 a.m. Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, SA, Iraq
3 a.m. UAE
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 899 9081 1038
Passcode: 1844

For local time zones in other regions:

Looking forward to your participation
Peace & Blessings
Farahnaz Rezaei
Member of the Baha'i Community of Prince Edward Island

(Source email notice)


3) Virtual Code Club

Code Club is a fun, hands-on introduction to coding that helps kids learn how to make their own games, animations and websites. Program sessions will be held from 4-5 pm on Tuesdays from February 9 to March 30. Code Club is open to kids ages 8-12.

Adult caregivers can email to register their child. We have 8-10 spots available in this 8-week program, and children who register should be available to attend all eight weeks.

Tuesdays at 4pm
February 9-March 30, 2021

(Source Facebook event page)


4) Women Resisting Extractivism Film Club


Join KAIROS’ MERE Hub from February to June 2021 for a monthly virtual film club on the gendered impacts of resource extraction.

The COVID-19 pandemic has confirmed the devastating impacts of large-scale resource extraction on human rights and the environment. Many state governments have deemed the extractive sector an essential service, endangering the health and safety of workers as well as that of communities living near megaprojects. Corporations have been heavily lobbying governments to deregulate the sector or enact legislation to criminalize grassroots mobilizations against extractivism. Meanwhile, land and water defenders continue to be harassed, targeted, and attacked for their efforts to protect Mother Earth.

The Women Resisting Extractivism Film Club will highlight the leadership of women land and water defenders and attempt to create a generative online space for participants to come together, learn, and build community. Each of the sessions will be planned, led, and facilitated by a land defender or ally. 

February's Film: "As Long as the Waters Flow"

Date: February 16 at 7:00 pm EST (on Zoom) 

Register Now

Hosted by Connor Sarazin, a member of the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nation and KAIROS KBE Communications and Partnerships Coordinator.

Connor has worked with First Nation Chiefs, council, staff and Tribal Councils to assist with building capacity, employment and training within their respective communities. Connor is formally trained in Graphic Communications and is also known for his passion as an Algonquin/Mohawk artist that has led to several art shows across Ontario. Another passion Connor holds close to his heart is his continuation to reclaim his culture to honour the sacrifices his ancestors made.

Mother Earth and Resource Extraction: Women Defending Land and Water (MERE Hub) is a digital platform on the gendered impacts of resource extraction, created for and in consultation with women land defenders from across the globe who are mobilizing around large-scale resource extraction. It builds on KAIROS' work with partners on these issues. A number of videos, including the introductory video, the Gendered Side of Corporate Accountability can be found on the site.

(Source e-news)


5) Anderson House Needs List - February 2021

Thank you for checking our needs list! This list is updated each month to reflect the items we need the most. We are grateful for the tremendous generosity of Islanders as we continue to receive valuable donations to help with shelter operations and the women and children we serve. While we truly appreciate all donations, we have very limited storage and must be thoughtful about our current needs. For instructions on our new CONTACTLESS DROP-OFF please call 902-368-8658. Thank you in advance for your support!

At this time we are in need of the following items:

Food Supplies (please ensure food items are not out of date – thank you!)
× Coffee – Ground & Instant
× Peanut Butter
× Honey
× Chicken Noodle Soup
× Tomato Soup
× Pasta Sauce
× Tomato Paste
× Taco/Fajita Kit
× Rice
× Salsa
× Baking Goods
× Kids Lunch Items
× Frozen Food Items – Chicken Strips, Breaded Fish, Pizza, Lasagna, Chicken Pot Pie, Shepherd’s Pie, Pizza Pockets

Household Supplies
× Liquid Hand Soap
× Disinfecting Wipes
× Lysol Spray
× Laundry Pods
× Paper Towel
× Toilet Paper
× Dish Soap
× Dishwasher Pods 

Special Items
× Bubble Bath and Bath Salts
× Bus Passes

(Source PEIFVPS webpage)


6) Gender Equality for Migrant Women and Gender-Diverse People in Canada

Join LEAF on Thursday, February 25th from 8:00-9:30pm AST for session four of our Personhood Speaker Series: "Gender Equality for Migrant Women and Gender-Diverse People in Canada – Reflections from the Middle of the Pandemic"

EAF is hosting a five-part Speaker Series in lieu of an in-person Gala this year. Join us on Thursday Feb. 25, 2021 for our fourth panel.

About this Event
The Personhood Speaker Series will create a space to discuss what makes a ‘person’ and whose voices need centering in conversations about gender equality in 2021 and beyond.

Our fourth panel "Gender Equality for Migrant Women and Gender-Diverse People in Canada – Reflections from the Middle of the Pandemic" asks what gender equality means for migrant women and gender-diverse people in Canada in 2021. Specifically, how do Canadian laws and policies on migrant labour impact personhood? How has mainstream feminism historically participated in denying the personhood of migrant women and gender-diverse people in Canada? What is the impact of devaluing groups of people and treating them as expendable sources of labour, despite the fact that their work serves an essential purpose in our daily lives? What steps need to be taken to recognize and affirm the personhood of migrant women and gender-diverse people?

Panelists will discuss how discriminatory labour policies have been reinforced throughout Canadian history, leading to a denial of personhood for migrant workers. Panelists will also unpack how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the existing systemic inequalities for migrant women and gender-diverse people, and discuss ways in which migrant women and gender-diverse people have organized to expose the injustices they face in order to reassert their personhood.

Please join LEAF in discussing what it means to affirm the personhood of migrant women and gender-diverse people in 2021.

The funds raised through LEAF's Personhood Speaker Series will continue to support our work to advance substantive equality rights in Canada through litigation, law reform and education.

Thank you to our generous sponsors for making this event possible: CUPE National, UFCW Canada, Delaney Capital Management, BMO, Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, Koskie Minsky LLP, Ontario Nurses' Association, Goldblatt Partners LLP, The Law Society of Ontario, Stockwoods LLP, Lax O'Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb LLP, Kastner Lam LLP, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Lerners LLP, AMAPCEO, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) and Madame Premier.

(Source email/Eventbrite)


7) PEIBWA Activities/News


8) 211. Help Starts Here.

Pour le français, cliquez ici.

211 is a navigation service available to support all Islanders. Whether a permanent resident, a visitor, or a service provider, this resource can help you get connected to the social, community, government and non-emergency/non-clinical health supports that can help you to not only survive, but thrive!

This free and confidential service is available in more than 100 languages, 24 hours each day of the year by phone and online, and by text and email weekdays. 211 PEI is a joint partnership initiative between the Government of Prince Edward Island and the United Way of PEI. Both share the role of funders, and the United Way provides operational leadership with 211 being an initiative within its basket of strategic activities.  

Our 211 Team includes:
  • Amy MacManus and Jocelyn Harnois, 211 Service & Data Coordinators, 211 PEI
  • And our colleagues at the 211 Nova Scotia Contact Center – working to ensure callers get connected to the services they need
211 PEI is an initiative of the United Way of Prince Edward Island. For a complete staff listing of the United Way team, please click here.

The United Way of Prince Edward Island
180 Kent Street, PO Box 247 Charlottetown,
PE, C1A 7K4
Charitable Registration Number: 119278356 RR0001

211 is a member of network of 211 services across Canada


Live Answer | Text  | Online Referral | 24/7 | 150+ Languages | Call 211 | 1-844-925-1257

(Source 211 PEI website)


9) Join The Big Little Challenge this March!

While we can’t get together for Bowl for Kids Sake this year, Big Brothers Big Sisters would like to invite you to join The Big Little Challenge!  Your Work or Friends & Family team can have a lot of fun while supporting a great cause.
For three weeks in March, join us for fun themed challenges, a chance to win 1 of 3 Signature Challenges, and great prizes!  We created separate Work and Family & Friends Challenges, so Work teams can focus on team building and making positive changes at work and Family teams can focus on having fun & starting healthy habits together.
If your team raises $100, you could win a Staycation Prize Package which includes: a Green Gables Golf Prize Package, a $500 Confederation Court Mall Shopping Spree, & a $250 Canadian Tire Gift Card.  
For more information, visit, call 902-569-KIDS or email
The Big Little Challenge page on our website:
The Big Little Challenge Facebook Event Page:

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10) 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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