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PEI Advisory Council on the
Status of Women

E-News for Thursday
November 12, 2020

Table of Contents

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

1) Giving Tuesday

Tomorrow, Friday, November 13 from 11am - 12pm

Giving Tuesday is December 1st this year! Join us for an information session on November 13th via Zoom. We'll discuss media opportunities, digital strategy, and how we can help each other spread he word about #GivingTuesdayPEI. Charities, businesses, groups and individuals are all welcome.

To register, email Kathleen at

(Source Community Foundation email e-news)


2) Shred-A-Thon 2020

November 14, 2020
Saturday at 9 AM

Peake and McInnis Insurance Ltd.
85 Belvedere Avenue Charlottetown, PE, Canada C1A 6B2
Public · Hosted by Peake and McInnis Insurance Ltd.

Shred your documents at our annual Shred-A-Thon. GreenIsle Secure Document Destruction will be on site to destroy all your old documents. Free of charge but donations to the Food Bank are appreciated.

(Source Facebook event)


3) 2020 CPHO Report - From Risk to Resilience: An Equity Approach to COVID-19 | Rapport 2020 de l’ACSP – Du risque à la résilience : une approche axée sur l’équité concernant la COVID-19

Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO), Dr. Theresa Tam, has released her latest report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2020: From Risk to Resilience: An equity approach to COVID-19. Please feel welcome to share this information on your websites and social media channels.
In her report, Dr. Tam discusses why a health equity approach is critical for pandemic preparedness, response and recovery. The report also highlights the need to act collectively across society. We can and are all doing our part, by taking care of one another.
Please follow us online and re-tweet us at:
*     Facebook: Healthy Canadians
cid:image004.jpg@01D4F076.F0716F00 LinkedIn: Public Health Agency of Canada
Thank you for helping to spread the word!
The Public Health Agency of Canada, Atlantic Region

L’administratrice en chef de la santé publique du Canada (ACSP), la Dre Theresa Tam, a publié son récent rapport sur l’état de la santé publique au Canada 2020 : Du risque à la résilience : Une approche axée sur l’équité concernant la COVID-19. N’hésitez pas à partager ces renseignements sur votre site Web et médias sociaux.
Dans son rapport, Dre Tam explique pourquoi une approche d'équité en santé s’impose visant l’état de préparation, l’intervention et la relance suite à la pandémie. Le rapport souligne également la nécessité d'agir collectivement à l’échelle sociale. Nous pouvons faire notre part, et nous le faisons tous, par l’entraide.
Suivez-nous et partagez nos gazouillis sur:
cid:image003.jpg@01D4F076.F0716F00Twitter : @ACSP_Canada
cid:image002.jpg@01D4F076.F0716F00 Facebook : Canadiens en santé
cid:image004.jpg@01D4F076.F0716F00 LinkedIn : Agence de la santé publique du Canada
Merci de nous aider à passer le mot !
Agence de la santé publique du Canada – Région de l’Atlantique

(Source email)


4) The Saying Goodbye Concert

Hi everyone,

I would like to invite you all to the Saying Goodbye concert by CHPCA. We are acknowledging the grief so many Canadians have experienced during these unprecedented times by holding this online concert in conjunction with National Bereavement Day.​
The concert will premiere on Youtube, November 15th at 7 PM EST at the following link. So stay tuned! 
Warm regards,
Aia Raafat
Communications Officer, Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
Agente de communications, Association canadienne de soins palliatifs

Phone: (613) 241-3663 Ext 231
       (800) 668-2785 Ext 231

(Source shared email)


5) Patient Education Session - Early Stage Breast Cancer - Hosted by the Canadian Breast Cancer Network

CBCN will be hosting a "Virtual Patient Education Session for People Diagnosed With Early Stage Breast Cancer" on November 18 @ 1PM. Learn about reducing your recurrence risk, integrative medicine and transforming emotional energy into happiness and health.
(Source email notice/Twitter post)


6) Community Needs Assessment Survey and "Save the Date"


The Black Cultural Society of PEI is currently working through an intensive strategic planning process to determine how they can best serve PEI’s Black communities. The goal is to have an organization that can respond to community needs, address issues, and deliver relevant cultural and heritage programs.

Participation in this survey will help the Black Cultural Society and all Black Islanders.

The survey can be found at the following link:


(Source e-news/The Buzz)

7) Charlottetown Christmas Festival Nov. 20 - Dec. 13, 2020

Join us in Charlottetown Nov 20 - Dec 13th, 2020 for the most magical Christmas festival of the year. In light of the difficult year we're just wrapping up, we've decided to make the Charlottetown Christmas Festival bigger, better, and longer than ever before. We'll have all-new holiday decor (think Whoville-inspired characters), tons of fun programming like wine tastings, walking tours, cooking workshops & gingerbread house-making competitions, live music, and, of course, the Victorian Christmas Market Nov. 27 - 29th.

Schedule of events and special hotel packages now online at

(Source Facebook event page)


8) PEIBWA Activities/News


9) Personhood Speaker Series - Re-imagining Accountability for Survivors of Gender-Based Violence

LEAF is hosting a five-part Speaker Series in lieu of an in-person Gala this year. Join us on November 30, 2020 for our second 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 2020 and beyond.

Our second panel will focus on the potential for “transformative justice” to address harms, particularly for survivors of gender-based and sexual violence. Transformative justice looks to collective community action, and not traditional criminal justice processes, to address violence. Transformative justice has grown out of the need for healing and accountability in Black and Indigenous communities where calling the police and other state agents has too often resulted in further violence and community disruption.

It recognizes that traditional criminal justice processes fail to address the needs of many, particularly those from Black and Indigenous communities. As we have learned in summer of 2020, for too many Black, Indigenous and People of Colour, police and prisons are sources of violence, not safety.

Our panel will feature Rachel Zellars, Lawyer and assistant professor at Saint Mary's University, Aseefa Sarang, Executive Director of Across Boundaries, and Audrey Huntley, filmmaker and co-founder of "No More Silence". Kai Cheng Thom, writer, performer, meditation teacher and community worker, will moderate the discussion.

This panel discussion will attempt to re-imagine what safety, accountability and justice could look like outside of the traditional criminal justice system. These speakers will unpack what calls to defund the police could mean for survivors of sexual and gendered violence. They will discuss the possible role of community action – as opposed to police, government and traditional legal actors – in responding to the needs of women, girls and all those who experience gender-based violence.

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 Law, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Lerners LLP, AMAPCEO, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) and Madame Premier.

(Source Eventbrite-LEAF)


10) Nominations open for PEI Senior Islanders of the Year awards

Nominations for the PEI Senior Islanders of the Year awards are being accepted until December 16, 2020.  

These annual awards recognize significant contributions in several areas such as volunteerism, fitness and recreation, fundraising, community involvement, education, and this year, leadership and service to others during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    “It is very important that we continue to recognize our Island seniors. Their accomplishments and contributions to our province are countless, and I encourage everyone to seek out opportunities to nominate a senior in their community.”

    - Social Development and Housing Minister Ernie Hudson

For more information and to nominate someone, call toll-free at 1-866-770-0588, email or visit  PEI Senior Islanders of the Year.

(Source PEI Government webpage)


11) 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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