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Emma Drake gets the lesson to be learned from the success of PEI’s Famous Five. It is a lesson about recognizing the need to do better and not accepting the status quo when it comes to women in leadership. “They should not be the exception when it comes to women in leadership, “ said Drake, a...
Victoria Gibbs wasn’t born yet when women last held five of the most powerful positions in the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island, and she wonders why it hasn’t happened since. Gibbs, 17, was one of 27 young Island women chosen to “take over” the assembly on Oct. 11 as part of the United...
Today, the Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island welcomed young Islanders from across the province to take the seats of their members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for a day of learning and sharing. Nominated by each of their MLAs, the young Islanders learned about...
Businesses function better when they have a more equal mix of employees – especially in construction, sciences, and engineering. Donna Clark told a gathering of Islanders last week that the STEM fields (sciences, technology, engineering, and math) are not balanced in terms of gender - and other...
Cybersafe Girl is a public education program developed by the Atlantic Ministers Responsible for the Status of Women in Canada to provide information to girls, parents and educators about how girls can be safe online. Visit the Cybersafe Girl website
Cybelle Rieber knows that meeting the needs of Prince Edward Island’s most marginalized residents is essential to building a compassionate, equitable place for all Islanders. Her organization – the PEERS Alliance – is one of five community partners supported in 2018 through Interministerial Women’s...
Islanders taking action to help protect our environment through the Women’s Institute’s Roadside Cleanup on Saturday, May 12 will have more locations to access the designated cleanup bags this year. The Department of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy will provide the free, specially marked...
As a young feminist growing up outside O’Leary, Jillian Kilfoil never dreamed she would be invited to share her perspectives on gender equality and women’s empowerment with an international audience. But Kilfoil -- now the executive director of Women’s Network PEI -- will have that opportunity as...
2018 Guidelines for Gender and Diversity Consideration in Policy Design and Implementation - Gender and diversity analysis takes into account cultural, social, economic and other differences among people to ensure that: • Potential impacts of policies, programs, and legislation can be identified...
This guide has been created as a resource for workplaces in PEI to help recognize and respond to employees affected by family violence.