News - Announcements - Media Releases
- Federal Liberal Women’s Campaign School
- Thinking of Running for the Liberals in 2015? If yes - this workshop is for you - this August in PEI. Space is limited so sign up soon.
- PEI Coalition for Women in Government Welcomes New ED
- The PEI Coalition for Women in Government is ecstatic to announce we've hired a part-time Executive Director. After interviewing so many amazing candidates, we welcome Dawn Wilson to the role.
- Resignation of Olive Crane
- Letter to the Editor
- I Saw Your Name in the Paper...
- Tuesday, November 13th - A Conversation about the Media and Women's Leadership: What can we all do to improve the profile of Island women and women's leadership?
- Consider Running in the Upcoming Municipal Elections
- Of the 437 municipal council seats available during the upcoming November 5th municipal elections, only 135 (31%) are currently held by women. One of the Municipal Affairs and Provincial Planning Division's key objectives during this election is to encourage more Islanders to put their name forward to run in municipal elections and that includes boosting the number of women candidates.
- Percentage of Women in PEI Cabinet among lowest in Canada
- PEI is in eighth place among Canadian provinces with regard to the percentage of women in Cabinet after the recent Cabinet announcement by Newfoundland and Labrador's Premier Kathy Dunderdale.
- NDP and Green Party Excluded from the Debate
- Open Letter to CBC PEI
PEI in 2013
- 29.8% of municipal councillors are women
- 25% of MPs are women
- 22.2% of MLAs are women
- 50% of Lennox Island First Nation Band Council are women (no women are members of the Abegweit First Nations Band Council)
- 50% of appointed senators are women
How Does PEI Compare?
Percentage of women in provincial, territorial and national legislatures (May 28, 2013):
|Rank||Jurisdiction||% of Women in Legislature|
|1||British Columbia||35.7% (30/84)|
|2||Province of Quebec||32.8% (41/125)|
|6||Nova Scotia||23.1% (12/52)|
|8||Prince Edward Island||22.2% (6/27)|
|10||Newfoundland and Labrador||16.7% (8/48)|
|12||New Brunswick||14.6% (8/55)|
|13||Northwest Territories||10.5% (2/19)|
* Ontario has two vacancies, and Manitoba one vacancy. Percentage includes filled seats only.
Women's Campaign Skills
As part of the project titled Supporting Democratic Participation of PEI's Women and Girls, the PEI Coalition for Women in Government is providing a series of skills-building workshops for women interested in running for elected office in the period from 2010 to 2013. More information >>
Getting to the Gate
Getting to the Gate is an online women's campaign school developed by Equal Voice, a Canadian organization focused on getting more women elected. Check it out!