February 12 to 18 is Family Violence Prevention Week
Help someone living with family violence: NEW tip sheets [PDF]
Peace Begins at Home [PDF] - Ideas for families to get involved
2017 Youth Storyboard and Video Showcase
Book Donations to the PEI Public Library Service [PDF]
Visit your local library and ask for these books, which provide an opportunity to teach children about tolerance, teamwork, kindness, dealing with bullying and valuing yourself and others.
Social MediaDuring Family Violence Prevention Week, follow and share daily images and messages on facebook.com/govpe and twitter.com/InfoPEI. Email us your photos from Wear Purple Day or community activities to be added to our photo gallery.
CommunitiesCommunities across the Island are planning events and activities to help raise awareness of family violence including walks in silence, awareness presentations, family activities and more. See the full schedule
Wednesday, February 15 is Wear Purple DayIslanders are encouraged to wear purple to:
Know someone who is experiencing violence?
Here are some things we can do to support someone in an abusive or violent relationship:
Still not sure how to respond? There are professionals who can help.
- PEI Family Violence Prevention Services: 1-800-240-9894
- Victim Services: 902-368-4582 (Charlottetown), 902-888-8218 (Summerside)
- PEI Rape and Sexual Assault Centre: 1-888-368-8055
- Chief Mary Bernard Memorial Women’s Shelter: 1-855-297-2332
Abuse of Child or Older PersonIf you witness or suspect child abuse, it is mandatory to report it to the Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-341-6868. If you suspect abuse or neglect of an older person, contact Adult Protection at 902-892-4790.