The Premierís Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention is donating 25 childrenís books to Island public libraries to promote healthy family relationships. Books include "Snowflakes Fall" by Patricia MacLachlan, "Zero" by Kathryn Otoshi, "The Family Book" and "The Peace Book" by Todd Parr, "Iím Here" by Peter H. Reynolds and "Cíest Lui" by Oliver Jeffers.
Activities in Island communities will help raise awareness about preventing and responding to family violence. Islanders are encouraged to wear purple to mark Family Violence Prevention Week, February 9-15, 2014.
Five Island seniors have been honoured for their achievements and contributions on National Seniors Day with the Senior Islander of the Year Award.
Islanders are encouraged to receive their flu shot as it is the most effective way to help prevent the spread of influenza.
National Foster Family Week is October 20-26 and a new website has been launched to offer resources and support to current and future foster parents.