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Interministerial Women's Secretariat
Emily Smith
Administrative Assistant
2nd Floor
Jones Building
11 Kent Street
P.O. Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 7N8
Telephone: (902) 368-6494
Facsimile: (902) 894-0242

Role of Interministerial Women's Secretariat

Every Canadian jurisdiction designates a Minister responsible for Status of Women and assigns staff resources to support the Minister in the role. The Secretariat assists the Minister and government in the promotion and protection of gender equality. The Interministerial Women's Secretariat provides assistance to the provincial government to promote the legal, health, social and economic equality of women. The Secretariat is mandated to partner with community on projects to promote the status of women. Further, the Interministerial Women's Secretariat works in partnership with Island women's organizations to develop projects, programs and services that benefit women from Prince Edward Island.

One aspect of this partnership is the Interministerial Women's Secretariat Grant.

The Secretariat funds the Advisory Council on the Status of Women, an arms-length from government advisory agency. PEI is one of seven jurisdictions with both an internal Women's Secretariat and a publically appointed Advisory Council on the Status of Women.

This page last updated Fri May 22 8:48:14 2015.

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