The PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women meets four to six times a year in communities across PEI. At meetings, members focus on issues important to the status of Island women, plan actions to advise the Minister Responsible for the Status of Women and her government, and organize events and publications to raise public awareness.
September 23, 2021, Bedeque, PEI
The September 2021 meeting of Council was held at the Rural Women’s Business Centre in Bedeque, where Council members were happy to hear about the Centre’s services from the PEI Business Women’s Association. Members took part in a round-table discussion in preparation for the Equality Report Card and tuned in to a webinar on economic abuse, hosted by the Canadian Centre for Women’s Empowerment (CCFWE).
June 22, 2021, Charlottetown, PEI
At the June meeting in Charlottetown, Council members had an opportunity to welcome Minister Responsible for the Status of Women Natalie Jameson. Each member took some time to speak with the Minister about the commitment that led her to apply to join Council and what she is most passionate about in Council’s work. They also each presented on themes from the upcoming 2022 Equality Report Card and selected a theme for the 2021-2022 Purple Ribbon Campaign Against Violence Against Women.
May 21, 2021, Cornwall, PEI
At Cathy Rose’s first meeting as Chairperson, she and other returning members welcomed new member Garima Mishra to the table. The Council learned about basic income guarantee from Shelby Downe of the PEI Working Group for a Livable Income and the Basic Income Canada Youth Network and also set priorities for future learning opportunities.
March 16, 2021, Charlottetown, PEI
Recognition of Outgoing Chairperson
Council members met in a hybrid in-person/virtual meeting to recognize Debbie Langston’s final meeting as the Council’s Chairperson and to present Debbie with a service award. Members continued with strategic planning for the coming year to be ready to welcome a new Chairperson.
January 19, 2021, via videoconference hosted from Charlottetown, PEI
Council members met virtually to review Council business and strategic planning and to discuss a submission to government regarding priorites for the 2021-2022 provincial budget. Members prepared for the meeting with education resources and presentations on gender budgeting and basic income guarantee. The Council also discussed upcoming events such as Family Violence Prevention Week and International Women’s Day.