The new provincial Child Sexual Abuse Protocol is designed to protect Island children by providing guidelines and procedures for a coordinated response to child sexual abuse in Prince Edward Island.
Prince Edward Island Women's Institute members have been busy knitting and crocheting purple hats to donate to the Period of Purple Crying initiative which helps educate parents and caregivers about normal infant crying and the dangers of shaking an infant. Over 600 hats have been donated the Queen Elizabeth and Prince County Hospitals.
The Governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island have announced a new agreement for affordable housing investments that will provide close to $3 million to help Prince Edward Island residents in need of housing. The new agreement replaces the previously signed agreement in 2011 and adds an additional $650,000 in provincial funding.
Six Island community groups have been awarded grants totaling more than $65,000 through the Interministerial Women's Secretariat to support delivery of programming and services for Island girls and women.
Atlantic Ministers responsible for the Status of Women shared their new Cybersafe Girl initiative at the 57th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women on March 6.