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About the Advisory Council

The Prince Edward Island Advisory Council on the Status of Women is an arms-length from government advisory agency. The nine members of Council are appointed by government to work for equality and to support women's full and active participation in social, legal, cultural, economic, and political spheres of life.

Find out more about our legislated mandate, our members, and our staff. [MORE...]


Browse Advisory Council news and views to get to know the neighbourhood. Read our upcoming and recent community events notices, press releases, and letters to the editor. [MORE...]


  • 2018 Equality Report Card Launch
  • News Release - Communiqué de presse : Past Chairs Recognize Community Sector Contributions to Equality / Les anciennes présidentes reconnaissent les contributions du secteur communautaire à l’atteinte de l’égalité ... link
  • National Status of Women Coalition Meeting Concludes in Halifax / Fin de l’assemblée de la Coalition nationale des conseils consultatifs sur la condition féminine à Halifax ... link
  • Happy International Women's Day 2018 ... link
    • IWD Commentary/commentaire ... link
    • Media Advisory ... link
    • International Women's Day Photo Gallery 2018 - includes thank yous to speakers, dancers, sponsors and organizing committee ... link
    • The Guardian Article, includes some video and photos taken by Guardian reporter Dave Stewart: "International Women’s Day event in Charlottetown focuses on #MeToo" ... link
  • Status of Women council welcomes members through Engage PEI ... PEI government news release ... link
  • Let’s Talk: About the Wellness of Mental Health Systems - Commentary ... link
  • Service Awards Presented at Recent Council Meeting ... link
  • 2017 Purple Ribbon Campaign ... link
    • December 6, 2017 Commentary ... link: bilingual
    • Teachers Guides (bilingual) ... link
    • Resources to print on 11x17" paper ... link
    • Bystander Infographic ... link
    • Multilingual poster ... link
    • Memorial Services Invitation ... link
    • 2017 Purple Ribbon Pinning Bee - November 9 ... link
  • Activities Update Newsletter, Fall/Winter 2017 ... link
  • 2016-2017 Annual Report ... link
  • Women's History Month Celebration - October 27, 2017 ... link
    • Available again! First Hand: Arts, Crafts, and Culture Created by PEI Women of the 20th Century ... link
    • Disponible de nouveau! De première main : l’art, l’artisanat et la culture créés par les femmes de l’Î.-P.-É. au 20e siècle ... link
  • October Deadline for Bursary Applications ... link
  • PEI Status of Women Council Holds Meeting in Wood Islands ... link
  • News Release-Communiqué de presse : Chairpersons Call for Increased Supports for Mental Health and Addictions / Le Cercle des présidentes préconise un soutien accru en santé mentale et en toxicomanie ... link
  • PEI Status of Women Weekly E-News Archive ... link
  • Reflections on the History of Women in Canada ... link
  • Women in Canada Study Group 2017 Photo Gallery ... link
  • Key Messages from the Council for the Minister Responsible ... link
  • Part 2: Improving Sexual Assault Response in PEI ... link
  • Part 1: Justice for Survivors of Sexual Assault ... link
  • Study Group on the History of Women in Canada: 1967-2017 ... link


  • Happy International Women's Day 2017 ... link
    • IWD Commentary / commentaire ... link
    • IWD Gallery and Guest Speaker's Remarks ... link
  • Bystanders Can Save Lives (video) ... link
  • 2015-2016 Annual Report ... link
  • PEI Status of Women’s Executive Meets in Summerside ... link
  • PEI Status of Women Announces Recent 2016 Bursary Winners ... link
  • News Release-Communiqué de presse :PEI Woman Co-Chairs National Coalition/Une Insulaire est élue à la coprésidence d'une coalition nationale ... link
  • 2016 Purple Ribbon Campaign ... link
    • Memorial Service Gallery ... link
    • December 6, 2016 Commentary ... link: bilingual
    • Memorial Services for Victims of Violence ... link
    • Believe Survivors by Dima Mreesh ... link
    • Teachers Guides (bilingual)
    • Media Advisory, Film Screening - Singing to Myself ... link
  • Activities Update, Fall/Winter 2016 ... link
  • Commentary: Plebiscites and Presidents ... link
  • News Release-Communiqué de presse : Quiz Showing Support for the Values of Proportional Representation / Appui pour les valeurs de la représentation proportionnelle ... link
  • Commentary: Electoral Reform: Worth the Change ... link
  • A Preference for Equality: Gender and Diversity Analysis of Electoral Options ... link
  • Save the Date: Electoral Reform Workshop - A Preference for Equality ... link
    • QUIZ RESULTS / RÉSULTATS QUIZ (December/le décembre 2016) ... link
  • Three new members join Advisory Council ... link
  • National Coalition of Advisory Councils Meets in Ottawa / La Coalition nationale des conseils consultatifs se rencontre a Ottawa ... link
  • Deadline for Bursaries extended to October 18th! Criteria and applications ... link / En français
  • 2018 Equality Report Card ... link
    • News Release - Communiqué de presse : New Challenges for PEI Government to Address for Women's Equality / Nouveaux défis en matière d'égalité des femmes pour le gouvernement de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard ... link
    • Priority Action Areas for the 2018 Equality Report Card (HTML and PDF)
    • Timeline and Assessment Criteria for the 2018 Equality Report Card (PDF)


  • 2015-2016 Annual Report ... link
  • Booklet - Sexual & Reproductive Health-Care Services in Prince Edward Island for People with Female Parts ... link
  • Study Group on Canada's Truth & Reconciliation Commission Report ... link
  • Making History for Women's Equality - Commentary / commentaire ... link
  • New Member and Chair for Advisory Council on the Status of Women ... link
  • Remembering Diane Kays ... link
  • Happy International Women's Day 2016 ... link
    - Commentary / commentaire ... link
  • 2015 Purple Ribbon Campaign ... link
    • Reflections of Murdered and Missing Aboriginal Women by Sharon O'Brien ... link
    • Reflection of Purple Ribbon Day by Joey Chen ... link
    • Memorial Service Photo Gallery ... link
    • December 4, 2015 Commentary ... link: bilingual
    • News release - Communiqué de presse ... link
    • Memorial Services for Victims of Violence ... link
    • Teachers Guides (bilingual) ... link
  • Activities Update, Fall/Winter 2015 ... link
  • Gender, Diversity, and Electoral Reform, Submission to the Special Committee on Democratic Renewal ... link
  • News release - Women's History Month Celebrates Inspiring Forebears ... link
  • Honouring our Feminist Forebears ~ a Women's History Month Celebration ... link
  • National Coalition of Advisory Councils Launches Voter Card during 2015 Election / La Coalition nationale des conseils consultatifs ... link
  • News release - Communiqué de presse : New Member and New Roles / Nouveau membre and de nouveaux rôles ... link
    document ... news release
    FICHE DE RENDEMENT DE L'EGALITE 2015 ... document ...communiqué de presse
  • News release - Communiqué de presse : Election Promises to Support the Most Vulnerable / Promesses electorales pour venir en aide aux plus vulnerables .... link


  • Sad News from the Advisory Council ... link
  • Happy International Women's Day 2015
    • News release - Communiqué de presse ... link
    • Commentary / commentaire ... link
    • Printable poster ... PDF
    • IWD Gallery ... link
  • 2014 Purple Ribbon Campaign including the Pinning Party, Teachers Guides, Memorial Services, Video ... link
  • Activities Update Newsletter ... link
  • 2014 Municipal Election Guide / Guide des élections municipales 2014 (bilingue) ... PDF
  • National Coalition of Advisory Councils Meets in Charlottetown ... link





E-News Archive


Moving On  Aller de l'avant



Policy Guides

Find out what you need to know about major policy issues for women in PEIACSW Policy Guides and Equality Report Card documents that combine analysis and Recommendations with helpful fact sheets and answers to frequently asked questions. Includes: Electoral Reform, Maternity and Parental Benefits, Early Childhood Care and Education, Family Law, Unpaid Work, Health, and Addiction. [MORE...]

Projects and Events

Learn more about annual events for the Purple Ribbon Campaign Against Violence and International Women's Day, find out if you are eligible for an ACSW bursary, and check out past special projects. [MORE...]


Find printable copies of past and present documents, including popular resources such as Moving On: A Guide for Women Leaving Relationships and Women and Credit in PEI; also special reports such as election guides, briefs submitted to government, posters, and more. [MORE...]

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