Oct
18
2019

Women’s History Month honours pioneers and leaders 

October is Women’s History Month, giving Islanders the chance to be aware of and celebrate the many accomplishments of Island women in our proud and rich history. 

The theme this year is #MakeAnImpact, which recognizes the women of Canada who have broken down barriers and made a lasting impact on society, such as PEI’s Famous 5.  

“I encourage everyone to learn more about these five amazing women who held the highest positions in the province at the same time in 1993, for the first and only time in Canadian history. Women have made great strides in PEI but we still need to further advance the rights of women and by working together we can move forward in a more gender balanced society.”

- Minister of Finance and Minister responsible for the Status of Women, Darlene Compton

PEI’s Famous 5 included Marion Reid, Catherine Callbeck, Pat Mella, Nancy Guptill and Elizabeth Hubley.  To learn more visit PEI's Famous Five

October 18 is also Persons Day, a historical victory in 1929, when women won the right to be legally recognized as persons and eligible to sit in the Senate.
 
Media contact:
Spencer Lee
Department of Finance
902-368-6160
snlee@gov.pe.ca 

General Inquiries

PEI Interministerial Women's Secretariat
3rd Floor Sullivan Building,
16 Fitzroy Street,
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-6494

iws@gov.pe.ca