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Wednesday 22nd April 2015 08:57
Women Running in 74% of PEI Districts
We are pleased that 74% of districts will have the option to vote for a woman in PEI provincial election 2015.
Thursday 16th April 2015 06:57
Video: Leaders' Forum on Women's Issues
The leaders of all four provincial parties on PEI have come together for a forum on Women's Issues, presented by the PEI Coalition for Women in Government, and the Holland College Student Union.
Thursday 9th April 2015 10:47
Coalition and Student Union Host Leaders' Forum on Women's Issues
The Prince Edward Island Coalition for Women in Government and Holland College Student Union have partnered to hold a leaders' forum on women's issues this April.
Wednesday 7th January 2015 10:13
PEI Coalition for Women in Government Annual New Year's Levee
*** New date: Wednesday January 28, 2015 ***
Tuesday 5th August 2014 11:50
Coalition Calls for Reinstatement of Award Named for Feminist Leader
The Prince Edward Island Coalition for Women in Government is calling on the federal government to reinstate the Therese Casgrain Volunteer Award that was replaced in 2010 with the Prime Minister's Volunteer Award.
Tuesday 5th August 2014 11:37
Catherine Callbeck's Retirement
The PEI Coalition for Women in Government believes, as Marian Wright Edelman once said, "You can't be what you can't see." We were thrilled to attend the open house in honour of Catherine Callbeck's birthday and retirement from the Senate on Friday July 25. As an organization dedicated to increasing the opportunities for women to be elected to government, we were pleased to join over a thousand Islanders in recognizing the Honourable Catherine Callbeck's truly remarkable career.
Monday 5th May 2014 10:07
Annual Hilda Ramsay Fundraising Dinner
Guest speaker for the event will be author and journalist Linda McQuaig, who announced in 2013 that she would be the NDP candidate in the federal riding of Toronto Centre.

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?

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Latest Research

2012 Municipal Elections Gender Analysis