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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...]


  • News Release April 10: Response to the Closure of
    the Morgentaler Clinic in Fredericton, NB
    ... link
  • Presentation on Family Violence Prevention
    ... link ... PDF ... Slides
  • Happy International Women's Day 2014 ... link
    • Media Release ... link
    • Commentary - International Women's Day 2014
      Theme: Inspiring Change ... link
    • Commentaire - Thème de la Journée internationale
      de la femme 2014 : Inspirer le changement ... link
  • Family Violence Prevention Week NEW Infographics
    • FACTS on Family Violence on PEI
    • FAITS sur la violence familiale à l’Î.-P.-É. ... link
  • Submission to the Atlantic Premiers' Panel on Employment
    Insurance Changes
    ... link ... PDF
  • News Release: Popular Booklet in a New Edition ... ENG ... FRE
    • Moving On Booklet, 2013 ... link
    • Aller de l’avant, Édition 2013 ... link
  • Addressing Poverty on PEI / Combattre la pauvreté à
    ... link
  • Activities Update, Fall/Winter 2013 ... PDF
  • 2013 Purple Ribbon Campaign ... link
    • December 6th Commentary ... ENG ... FRE
    • Video Link: Consent Is...
    • Campaign Launch News Release ... ENG ... FRE
    • Memorial Services for Victims of Violence ... link
    • Bilingual Teachers Resource Guide Information ... link
    • December 6th Speech/Video - Colleen MacQuarrie, Ph.D., ... link
  • Healthy Sexual Behaviour in Children ... link
  • Annual Report 2012-2013 ... PDF
  • Submission to the Public Dialogue on Prescription Drug Addictions ... link ... PDF
  • Video Link: Prescription Drug Addiction in PEI
  • Verbal Abuse Prevention Week in PEI, October 6-12, 2013 ... link
    document ... news release


2013 Equality Report Card - Kudos from PEI Status of Women on Vimeo.

Prescription Drug Addiction in PEI: Comments from the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women from PEI Status of Women on Vimeo.


  • Purple Ribbon Tattoos Popular with Island Youth ... link
  • 2012 Purple Ribbon Campaign Against Violence ... link
    • "Choice and the Cycle of Violence" speech by Legal Aid lawyer Trish Cheverie ... video and transcript
    • Pics from 2012 Memorial Service for Victims of Violence ... link
  • Activities Update Fall 2012 ... PDF
  • Annual Report 2011-2012 ... PDF
  • COMMUNITY EVENTS Notices ... link
  • THINK TANK Access to Family Justice 2011 Reports ... CLIA PEI Website

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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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