The next Equality Report Card from the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women is in progress and will be released in March 2022. The model for the 2022 Equality Report Card, including assessment criteria, process, and timelines, is outlined in this document: 2022 Equality Report Card Model
The Equality Report Card is a process to assess Prince Edward Island’s progress towards women’s equality goals. It was initiated by the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women in 2007.
The PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women’s goal is to use the Equality Report Card process as a tool to work collaboratively with government to help the Province achieve high grades in all categories. This document’s purpose is to outline the assessment model for the 2022 Equality Report Card. This will be the only Equality Report Card for this mandate of government and will proceed regardless of any change in government.
The Report Card process begins with a new government’s mandate after an election. During any four-year mandate of government, there will ordinarily be two Equality Report Cards; this was not possible during the current mandate of government due to interruptions caused by COVID-19.
Previous Equality Report Cards were published in 2008 (pilot), 2009 and 2011; 2013 and 2015; and 2018. Models and benchmarks were adjusted by Council members each time there was a new government mandate.
The renewed model represented in this document is intended to simplify reporting and assessment and make these more transparent. The new model rewards the work of sustaining equality goals that have been achieved up to April 2019 and provides more room for government to nominate their own priority actions towards gender equality.