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Wednesday 9th April 2014 09:25
Join Us for A Bold Announcement
After receiving hundreds of nominations from across Canada, the 23 bold Canadian visionaries selected to come together on Prince Edward Island this September will be unveiled.
Wednesday 9th April 2014 07:53
Changes needed to make public office sustainable for women
Letter to the Editor
Thursday 15th August 2013 09:34
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.
Tuesday 25th June 2013 19:31
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.
Friday 7th December 2012 07:30
Resignation of Olive Crane
Letter to the Editor
Monday 29th October 2012 10:42
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?
Wednesday 10th October 2012 13:09
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.

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)
3 Ontario 28.6% (30/107)*
4 Manitoba 26.8% (15/57)*
5 Alberta 26.4% (23/87)
  CANADA 24.7% (76/308)
6 Nova Scotia 23.1% (12/52)
7 Saskatchewan 22.4% (13/58)
8 Prince Edward Island 22.2% (6/27)
10 Newfoundland and Labrador 16.7% (8/48)
10 Yukon 16.7% (3/18)
11 Nunavut 15.8% (3/19)
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 in Canadian Government 2013: How Does PEI Compare?

Latest Research

2012 Municipal Elections Gender Analysis

Women's Campaign Skills

Skills Building Opportunities

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!