Family Violence Prevention Week

By NDP PEI | February 12, 2020

The Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention was established by the premier of Prince Edward Island in December 1995. The mandate of the committee is to:

  • coordinate the implementation of the provincial Family Violence Prevention Strategy;
  • ensure integrity of community participation is maintained;
  • ensure an evaluation component is in place;
  • develop a work plan; to promote the importance of resource allocations necessary for implementation of the strategy; and
  • communicate initiatives to ensure a high public profile for family violence prevention is maintained across the province.

The following are events happening across Prince Edward Island:

Monday, February 10

  • Blanket Making: Milton Community Hall 7 New Glasgow Road, intersection of Route 224 and Route 7, 10:15 amJoin us to make fleece fringed and knotted blankets to be donated to Anderson House for clients. After blankets are made, there will be a Lunch and Learn presentation on elder abuse. No cost to attend and all are welcome. For more information, call 902-368-3090. Sponsored by the Rural Municipality of Miltonvale Park with support from PAC.
  • PAC Family Violence Prevention Week Launch Rodd Charlottetown, 75 Kent St4:00 to 6:00pm
    Join us Monday, February 10 as we launch Family Violence Prevention Week 2020. Come, enjoy refreshments and help us celebrate some of the important work happening right here on PEI. You’ll learn about the Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention (PAC), PAC initiatives and provincial resources. You may even win one of our door prizes! This event is sponsored by PAC. For a full list of displays please see here.

Tuesday, February 11

  • Peace, Love & Kindness Storytime Tignish Public Library, 11:00amStory time for children aged 3 to 5 and caregivers. Everyone is encouraged to wear purple, if they can.
  • Peace, Love & Kindness Storytime Montague Rotary Library, 11:00am
    Story time for children aged 3 to 5 and caregivers. Everyone is encouraged to wear purple, if you can.
  • Souris Walk in Silence Souris Regional High School – 11:45 amAll are welcome to join students and teachers of Souris Regional High School, the mayor and several council members for this community walk. Warm treats and hot chocolate to follow at St. Mary’s Hall. For more information, call 902-687-2157. Sponsored by the Town of Souris with support from PAC.
  • Support Survivors Lunch and Learn Royalty Centre Room 125 – 12:00pmPack a brown bag and spend a lunch hour learning practical messages and strategies to support survivors of violence, abuse and trauma, especially sexualized violence, in our community. This conversation will be hosted by Women’s Network PEI and the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women from 12 noon to 1:00pm in room 125 in the Royalty Centre, 40 Enman Crescent, Charlottetown. All are welcome. Snacks will be provided. Stormdate: 12 noon, February 13. Sponsored by Women’s Network PEI with support from PAC.
  • Walk in Silence: Summerside 263 Heather Moyse Dr to Eptek Centre – 12:00pm
    Join the Walk in Silence to raise awareness and stand in solidarity with victims of family violence. Following the walk, there will be a reception at the Eptek Centre, author Susan Rodgers will be speaking and Nikkie Gallant will be performing a song from her new album. For details, call 902-888-3310.
  • Peace, Love & Kindness Storytime Confederation Public Library, 3:30pmStory time for children aged 3 to 5 and caregivers. Everyone is encouraged to wear purple, if you can.

Wednesday, February 12

  • Wear Purple Day Islanders across the province are asked to wear purple to remember victims of violence and their families. As a neighbour, friend, family member or coworker, you can help prevent and respond to abuse in our community. Share your photos on facebook.com/govpe or twitter.com/InfoPEI.
  • Walk in Silence: Morell Morell Regional High, 11:00am
    Wear purple and join students and staff for the Walk in Silence for Victims of Domestic Violence led by RCMP and the Morell Fire Department through the village of Morell. Hot chocolate to follow at the school. For details, call 902-314-1445. Sponsored by the Morell Fire Department with support from PAC.
  • Walk in Silence: Montague Route: Active Communities Inc (540 Main St. Montague) to Montague Regional High
    Join the Walk in Silence to raise awareness and stand in solidarity with victims of family violence. Light refreshments will follow the walk at Montague Regional High. Sponsored by Montague Regional High’s Students Against Violence Everywhere group with support from PAC.
  • 10th Anniversary Walk in Silence for Victims of Family Violence Route: Coles Building to Charlottetown City HallJoin the Walk in Silence to raise awareness and stand in solidarity with victims of family violence. Light refreshments to follow at Charlottetown City Hall. Sponsored by the City of Charlottetown with support from PAC.
  • Lunch and Learn: The Role of Child Protection and the Services Provided Summerside Rotary Library, 12:00-1:30pm – ADL Room, 57 Central St, SummersideJoin us for a discussion on the role of Child Protection Social Workers and the services provided.
  • Stars for Life Foundation: Charlottetown Charlottetown, 12:00pmThis closed session for clients/families and staff of Stars for Life will watch a video and explore resources available to help support survivors of family violence. This event is hosted by the Stars for Life Foundation with support from PAC.
  • Raising Competent Teenagers – Triple P Seminar Montague 6:00-8:00pm – Families First Montague, 140 Sackville St.Set your teenager up for life with strategies in this seminar which focuses on helping your child get the most out of their school years. Find out how to help them communicate well, develop self-discipline and good routines, follow rules and solve problems.
  • Evening Information Session for Early Childhood Educators Charlottetown, 6:30pm
    This closed session for Early Childhood Educators will watch the documentary Resilience on adverse childhood experiences, this will be followed by a facilitated discussion. Sponsored by the ECDA of PEI and supported by PAC.
  • Engaging Men and Boys in Family Violence Prevention, Charlottetown Charlottetown, 7:00pm – Confederation Centre Public LibraryJoin us for a panel discussion on the valuable role that men can play in ending family violence.

Thursday, February 13

  • Peace, Kindness & Love Storytime: Kinkora Kinkora Public Library, 10:00 amFor children aged 3 to 5 and their caregivers. Everyone is encouraged to wear purple, if you can.
  • Peace, Kindness & Love Storytime: Summerside Summerside Rotary Library, 10:30amFor children aged 3 to 5 and their caregivers. Everyone is encouraged to wear purple, if you can.
  • Peace, Kindness & Love Toddler Time: Charlottetown Confederation Centre Library, 10:30 amFor children aged 1 to 3 and their caregivers. Everyone is encouraged to wear purple, if you can.
  • Book Reading with Susan Rodgers: O’Leary O’Leary Public Library, 6:30pmJoin us for a book reading from Susan Rodgers, author of The Drifter Series and The Dallas White Series.

Friday, February 14

  • “I Will Survive!” Family Karaoke St Paul’s Anglican Church, Charlottetown – 6:30 to 8:30pm
    Plan to take part in “I Will Survive” family karaoke at 6:30 to 8:30 pm on Saturday, February 15, at St. Paul’s Anglican Church Hall at the corner of Prince and Richmond Streets in Charlottetown. Music and togetherness support survivors by reducing isolation and promoting resilience. PAC information and resources on the theme “Support Survivors” will be available. Open to all. No admission fee. Popcorn and hot chocolate will be provided. More information, stpauls@pei.aibn.com. Sponsored by St Paul’s Anglican Church with support from PAC.
  • 7th Annual Sweetheart Dinner for Anderson House Red Shores Racetrack and Casino, Charlottetown – 7:00pm

    Back by popular demand, the 7th Annual Sweetheart Dinner for Anderson House will be held on Saturday, February 15th at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm) at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino, Charlottetown.This event wraps up Family Violence Prevention Week on PEI and celebrates relationships: partners, family, friends, co-workers, and community. The evening features a delicious three-course buffet dinner, pre-select tickets for simulcast horse racing and “Lucky You!” draws for some extraordinary prize packages!Tickets are $65 each (the cost to shelter a woman or child for one night at Anderson House) and include a $25 tax receipt. All proceeds benefit Anderson House, an emergency shelter for women and children who are in need of safety and support because of violence in their lives. For tickets contact Lindsay at 902-213-5183 or lindsay@fvps.ca

Post Week Events

  • Power of Positive Parenting Seminar – Triple P: Charlottetown Murphy Community Centre, 200 Richmond Street, Charlottetown, 7:00 to 8:30pmOpen to all fathers, grandfathers, grandmothers, mothers, and caregivers of children aged two to 12 who are looking to build better relationships with their children, raise confident children, and reduce stress. Triple P is an international parenting program that gives dads and moms the tools they need to feel confident in their skills as a parent or caregiver.
    Join us for a free 90 minute seminar to learn strategies to promote good behaviour, help build independence, and help their children strive for success. For more information on this session visit www.triplep-parenting.ca
  • Raising Confident, Competent Children – Triple P, Charlottetown Murphy Community Centre, 200 Richmond Street, Charlottetown, 7:00 to 8:30pm
    Open to all fathers, grandfathers, grandmothers, mothers and caregivers of children aged two to 12 who are looking to build better relationships with their children, raise confident, and reduce stress. Triple P is an international parenting program that gives dads and moms the tools they need to feel confident in their skills as a parent or caregiver.
    Join us for a free 90 minute seminar to learn strategies to promote good behaviour, help build independence, and help their children strive for success. For more information on this session visit www.triplep-parenting.ca
  • Raising Resilient Children – Triple P, Charlottetown Murphy Community Centre, 200 Richmond Street, Charlottetown, 7:00 to 8:30 pmOpen to all fathers, grandfathers, grandmothers, mothers and caregivers of children aged two to 12 who are looking to build better relationships with their children, raise confident children, and reduce stress. Triple P is an international parenting program that gives dads and moms the tools they need to feel confident in their skills as a parent or caregiver.
    Join us for a free 90-minute seminar to learn strategies to promote good behaviour, help build independence, and help their children strive for success. For more information on this session visit www.triplep-parenting.ca

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