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Book donation encourages families to read together
Book donation encourages families to read together
(L-R): Minister of Community Services and Seniors and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, Valerie E. Docherty; Ann Sherman, Chair of the Premierís Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention; Tourism and Culture Minster Robert Henderson.

Children across Prince Edward Island will benefit from books donated to public libraries during Family Violence Prevention Week (FVPW) by encouraging them to develop positive relationships.

New program will help seniors stay in their home longer
Seniors Safe @ Home
(L-R): Community Services Minister Valerie E. Docherty and Mary Hughes, Chairperson for the Seniors Secretariat.

A new grant program to help Island seniors pay for modifications to their home is now accepting applications.

Community activities highlight Family Violence Prevention Week
Community activities highlight Family Violence Prevention Week
(L-R): Premier Robert Ghiz; Ann Sherman, Chair of the Premierís Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention; Minister of Community Services and Seniors and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, Valerie E. Docherty.

Family Violence Prevention Week is an opportunity to help raise awareness about the issue of family violence and to show those living in unhealthy relationships that they there is hope for the future.

Governments take action to help Islanders get jobs faster
Governments of Canada and PEI take action to help Islanders get jobs faster
(L-R): Community Services and Seniors Minister Valerie E. Docherty; Federal Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea; Innovation and Advanced Learning Minister Allen Roach.

The Government of Canada announced nearly $4 million in funding to PEI for two projects that will help young people and newcomers find work in their fields. The governments also renewed two agreements that will connect Islanders with disabilities and older workers to available jobs.

Storyboard contest theme: What is a healthy relationship?
Family Violence Prevention Storyboard Contest
Teachers across the province are encouraging Island students to become engaged in discussions about healthy relationships.

The Premier's Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention Youth Engagement Working Group is inviting submissions for the 2014-15 storyboard contest from students in Grades four through nine to support the theme What is a healthy relationship?

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