Here is the calendar of events for Family Violence Prevention Week 2020. Send details of your activity or event to be posted by email to jordandgallant@ihis.org

Pre-Events

Family Violence Prevention and the Importance of Family Relationships

UPEI's W.A Murphy Student Centre, Saturday, February 8th from 4:30-6:00pm
Professor Emeritus Dr. Jamal Badawi of St Mary's University and Bill MacLeod will be guest speakers at the event, they will talk about what Islam and Christianity teach about the importance of family in society. Light refreshments will be served. This event is hosted by the Muslim Society of PEI and UPEI Chaplaincy with support from PAC.

Week Long Events

Family Violence Prevention Week: Tignish, Alberton & O'Leary area

There will be resources distributed throughout the week in the respective communities on how to best support survivors of family violence. Sponsored by the Town of Tignish, Town of Alberton and Town of O'Leary - with support from the Premier's Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention (PAC).

Purple Bouquets for Peace: Cornwall

Volunteers will deliver tulip bouquets to selected businesses and community locations. Sponsored by the West River United Church with support from PAC.

Supporting Survivors: Videos with Local Wisdom

Too stormy to attend a Family Violence Prevention Week event outside your home or office? It's a good day to watch a video!  The PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women invites you to watch one or more of the following videos that provide insight into supporting survivors of violence, abuse and trauma in our community. 

  • Dawn Wilson of Caledonia, PEI, gave a powerful, personal, and political remembrance on the theme of supporting survivors of gender violence in PEI at the December 6, 2019 Montreal Massacre Memorial Service.
  • Advisory Council on the Status of Women Chairperson Debbie Langston opened a window into the lives of survivors in her comments for the December 6, 2019, Montreal Massacre Memorial Service.
  • The guest speaker at the 2018 Montreal Memorial Massacre Memorial Service, Paxton Caseley, spoke about what it means to step up to prevent gender violence.

Transcripts of the presentations are available by searching posts at peiacsw.wordpress.com. Check out these videos on how to help support survivors.

Family Violence Prevention Week: East Wiltshire School, Cornwall

A large purple ribbon will be on display in the school lobby and activities are planned throughout the week. 

Love and Sex Week: UPEI Student Union

A week full of events that pertain to all topics about love and sex, including sexual and gender based violence, family violence and more. Events range from information sessions to fun activities with prizes. The goal is to educate students on the resources available to them and how they can have safe sex practices. This week is sponsored by UPEI's Student Union with support from PAC.

Sunday February 9

Wear Purple Worship: West River United Church, Cornwall

Everyone is encouraged to "Wear Purple" to worship at 10:00 am. Children's Time will include a story from the recommended reading list. A display of purple ribbons and information will be available. Sponsored by the West River United Church with support from PAC.

Patinage intergénérationnelle: Abram-Village

Centre de recreation Évangéline, 12h 30 - 13h 30 

Le Groupe consultatif communautaire Évangéline vous invite à une heure gratuite de patinage intergénérationnelle au Centre de recreation Évangéline à Abram-Village et du chocolat chaud. L’activité est commanditée par le Groupe consultatif communautaire Évangéline, avec l’appui du Comité d’action du premier ministre sur la prévention de la violence familiale.

Monday February 10

Blanket Making: Milton Community Hall

7 New Glasgow Road, intersection of Route 224 and Route 7, 10:15 am

Join 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.

Family Violence Prevention Week Launch: Rodd Charlottetown

Rodd Charlottetown, 75 Kent St
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.

Tuesday February 11

Peace, Love & Kindness Storytime: Tignish Public Library

Story time at 11 am for children aged 3 to 5 and caregivers. Everyone is encouraged to wear purple, if they can.

Peace, Love & Kindness Storytime: Montague Rotary Library

Story time at 11 am 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 at 11:45 am
All 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 noon

Pack 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 Drive to Eptek Centre, Noon
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

Story time at 330 pm 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 Regional High, 11:00 am

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.

CANCELLED: Walk in Silence: Montague Regional High, 11:30am

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, Charlottetown

Route: Coles Building to Charlottetown City Hall, Noon
Join 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 Its Services

Summerside Rotary Library, ADL Room, 57 Central St, Summerside, 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Join us for a discussion on the role of Child Protection Social Workers and the services provided.

Stars for Life Foundation: Charlottetown, 12:00pm

This 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

Families First Montague, 140 Sackville Street, 6-8 pm
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, 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

Confederation Centre Public Library, 7:00 pm
Join us for a panel discussion on the valuable role that men can play in ending family violence.

Thursday February 13

Peace, Kindness & Love Story time: Kinkora Public Library

Starting at 10 am, for children aged 3 to 5 and their caregivers. Everyone is encouraged to wear purple, if you can.

Peace, Kindness & Love Story time: Summerside Rotary Library

Starting at 10: 30 am, for children aged 3 to 5 and their caregivers. Everyone is encouraged to wear purple, if you can.

Peace, Kindness & Love Toddler Time: Confederation Centre Library

Starting at 10:30  am, for children aged 1 to 3 and their caregivers. Everyone is encouraged to wear purple, if you can.

Book Reading with Susan Rodgers, O'Leary Public Library

Join us at 6:30 pm for a book reading from Susan Rodgers, author of The Drifter series and The Dallas White series.

Friday February 14

Healthy Relationship Presentations: Westisle Composite High School

There will be presentations throughout the day to three different classes on the importance of Healthy Relationships among youth.

Saturday, February 15

"I Will Survive!" Family Karaoke, 6:30 to 8:30pm

St Paul's Anglican Church, Charlottetown

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, 7:30 pm

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 includes 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

Kensington Walk in Silence

Thursday, Feb. 27, 12:30 pm

Meet at town hall. The route will be up Victoria St E to Broadway Street N to Commercial Street and back. All are invited to take part in the walk with a reception to follow with snacks at Town Hall. Sponsored by the Town of Kensington with support from PAC.

Raising Resilient Children - Triple P, March 3

Murphy Community Centre, 200 Richmond Street, Charlottetown, 7:00 to 8:30 pm

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 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.