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2009 Purple Ribbon Campaign Against Violence

The Purple Ribbon Campaign Against Violence (Campagne du ruban violet contre la violence) was initiated by the ACSW in 1991 to remember the 14 women who were murdered at L’Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal on December 6, 1989, and to raise awareness about violence against women.

This year, in 2009, the PEI Purple Ribbon Campaign marks the 20th Anniversary of the Montreal Massacre and also sombrely remembers the eight women murdered on PEI from 1989 to 2009. Campaign materials show just how many steps have been made to help prevent or end violence against women on Prince Edward Island in the past 20 years.

Information card, Purple Ribbon Campaign Carte d'information, Campagne du ruban violet

Download printable bilingual information card.


Again this year over 20,000 ribbons and bilingual cards will be distributed. For more information, please email Sandy at peipurpleribbon [at] eastlink [dot] ca or call the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women at 902-368-4510.


Cover Image of the Resource Guide for Teachers

A Resource Guide for Teachers

Purple Ribbon Campaign 2009 Resource Guide for PEI Teachers (PDF of 11x17 Double-sided Guide)

Optional Handouts for Teachers and Students:


Thank you to 2009 contributors to the Purple Ribbon Campaign for generous assistance:

  • Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention
  • Premier Robert Ghiz
  • The Prince Edward Island Teachers’ Federation
  • Federated Women’s Institutes of PEI
  • The Quilting Bee & More
  • City of Charlottetown
  • City of Summerside
  • Town of Stratford
  • Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty
  • PEI Nurses’ Union
  • Hon. Shawn Murphy, MP for Charlottetown
  • Hon. Wayne Easter, MP for Malpeque
  • Senator Percy Downe
  • Senator Catherine Callbeck
  • Senator Libbe Hubley
  • PEI Interministerial Women’s Secretariat
  • Hearts and Flowers Florist
  • Island Media Arts Co-op
  • David Morrison
  • The Confederation Centre of the Arts

Click for more on past Purple Ribbon Campaigns.

by Sandy Kowalik December 2002
Fourteen roses for fourteen women murdered at L'Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal on December 6, 1989.

Sisters' Remembered
Commemorative Artwork
by Lisa Murphy, 1994
Original 22x34 inches


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