2022-2023 Purple Ribbon Campaign
Hope for Survivors ~ Help for Abusers ~ Healing, Accountability, and Equality for All
The 2022-2023 Purple Ribbon Campaign theme reflects the many challenges experienced in recent years and the role we have in restoring resiliency, safety, and health to our communities. There is damage to us all when individuals use and experience violence, and the entire community needs to heal through hope, help, and accountability.
The purple ribbons are worn in honour and remembrance of the 14 women murdered in Montreal in 1989, and the 10 women murdered in PEI since 1989 by someone who knew them. We also wear purple ribbons as a call for justice for the thousands of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls in Canada. Thousands of ribbons are cut and pinned to information cards by volunteers, so that they can be distributed to individuals and organizations across the Island. We are especially appreciative of Women’s Institute members, who will pin more than 10,000 ribbons to bookmarks in 2022.
In addition to the purple ribbons and bookmarks, we have produced badges (or buttons) with the rose and hand image, and multilingual posters featuring the Restoring Community message in 12 languages (historical and current usage in PEI). Slideshows and other materials developed for use by teachers and students, including the Teen Power & Control Wheel, are available on our website: https://peistatusofwomen.ca/purple-ribbon-campaign/resources-for-teachers/
All resources created in 2022 and in previous years are available on request – we are happy to share the message of equality and violence prevention to individuals and communities across PEI.
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Charlottetown Library Learning Centre
The Advisory Council on the Status of Women, together with REACH Foundation and the Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention, is hosting a pinning bee to prepare ribbons and bookmarks for their Purple Ribbon Campaign Against Violence Against Women. The 2022-2023 theme reflects the many challenges experienced in recent years and the role we have in restoring our communities to safety, resilience, and health.
The purple ribbons are worn in honour and remembrance of the 14 women murdered in Montreal in 1989, and the 10 women murdered in PEI since 1989 by someone who knew them. We also wear purple ribbons as a call for justice for the thousands of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls in Canada.
Thousands of ribbons are cut and pinned to information cards by volunteers and distributed to schools, individuals, and organizations across the Island.
Charlottetown Library Learning Centre
97 Queen Street, Charlottetown
TIME: Start at 6:30 and end by 8:00 p.m.
Anyone is welcome to drop in for all or part of the evening. Join us for coffee, tea, snacks, and good conversation!
For more information contact Michelle at [email protected]
Thank you to the 2022 contributors to the Purple Ribbon Campaign for generous assistance.
(Updates to this list will be added as confirmed)
- Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention (PAC)
- City of Charlottetown
- Confederation Centre of the Arts (Venue Sponsor)
- Federated Women’s Institutes of PEI
- Volunteers and supporters across PEI
- Thank You Card – December 6, 2022
- December 6, 2022 Memorial Service Gallery
- Memorial Service Program (PDF)
- Restoring Community after Domestic Violence – Therapeutic Court Options / Rétablir la communauté après un événement de violence familiale – Options judiciaires thérapeutiques by Cathy Rose (December 6, 2022)
- “Restoring Community After Sexualized Violence” by Eileen Conboy (December 6, 2022)
- “Restoring Community” – A poem by poet Tanya Davis (December 6, 2022)
- COMMENTARY: Therapeutic court options can restore community after domestic violence, Saltwire/The Guardian, December 6, 2022
- P.E.I. honours victims of gender-based violence on 33rd anniversary of Montreal Massacre, CBCPEI, December 6, 2022
- CBC PEI Compass Clip from December 6, 2022 Montreal Massacre Memorial Service: https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/2135994947524/
– begins at Minute 10:22-11:23