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Schedule of Community Events

The calendar for Family Violence Prevention Week 2019 is a work in progress. Check back often as new events are being added here every day. Email with details of your activity or event to be posted.


Circles of Safety and Support training workshop: Charlottetown

Rodd Charlottetown, February 6, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

A "Circle of Safety and Support" provide a woman, who is worried about her safety due to family violence, a safe space to meet with service providers and other supportive people. Together, they develop a detailed plan with the necessary resources for her safety and support. The woman is called the "core member." In this consensus-based process, decisions are made with her, not for her. A trained circle facilitator leads the preparation and meetings of the circle. During this participatory workshop, service providers and interested community members will learn about the process of "Circles of Safety and Support: and what your role could be as a member of the circle. No cost to attend.
Register online by February 1, 2019

Peace, Kindness & Love Story time: Hunter River, 11:00 am

Hunter River Memorial Library, Route 2, February 8

Preschool storytime for children aged 3 to 5. Everyone is encouraged to wear purple if you can.

Week Long Events

Family Violence Prevention Week: Summerside, Alberton and O'Leary area schools

Students, teachers and staff are invited to participate in the following school-based activities:
  •     Kindness posters
  •     Wear Purple Day on February 13
  •     PASS IT ON cards to encourage children and youth to spread kindness
  •     Prize draw of a $25 movie card at each school open to participants.

Sponsored by respective municipalities - City of Summerside, 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 and Town of Cornwall Youth Drop-in Centre with support from PAC.

'Hands are for helping, not hurting' theme: Glen Stewart School, Stratford

Kindergarten students will participate in activities based on the theme during the week.

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. 

'Treetree Tells' - A Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Kit: Province-wide

The Early Childhood Development Association (ECDA) will promote this new library resource to early childhood educators. The kit is available in English and French and is created by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection. ECDA members will get a chance to preview the kit at the network meeting in Summerside, February 11. Sponsored by ECDA with support from PAC.

La semaine de la prévention de la violence familiale : Évangéline

Durant la semaine, le groupe consultatif communautaire Évangéline distribuera de l’information relative à la prévention de la violence familiale préparée par les divers services provinciaux (ressources du CAP) en français et en anglais; passera des messages d’intérêt public sur le poste communautaire Évangéline (poste 13) ainsi que sur les écrans d’information de la Caisse populaire Évangéline-Central et du Centre d’éducation Évangéline et réalisera une entrevue avec le Réveil de Radio-Canada. Les membres masculins du Conseil de la prévention du crime par le développement social (GCCÉ) se chargeront de la distribution d’information et expliqueront aux gens l’importance de l’engagement des hommes et des garçons dans la prévention de la violence familiale.

Sunday February 10

Wear Purple Worship: West River United Church, Cornwall

Everyone is encourgaged 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 and Town of Cornwall Youth Drop-in Centre with support from PAC.

Make It Your Business Lunch 'n Learn: St. Paul's Church

01 Prince St (Richmond St. entrance), Charlottetown,
11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Members of St. Paul's Anglican Church will host a Family Violence Prevention Week screening and facilitated discussion of the local video series titled "Make It Your Business." This video series was created by PEI Family Violence Prevention Services to provide tips to recognize signs of family violence as well as safe and effective examples of actions you can take when you see violence in your workplace or in public settings. All are welcome. Free admission with light refreshments served. Sponsored by St. Paul's Anglican Church with support from PAC.

Family Fun Event: Cornwall, 12:00 to 4:00 pm

Terry Fox Complex, 85 Hilltop Drive
The Town of Cornwall is hosting a family event which will focus on family fun with education about family violence prevention including information around what men and boys and do to assist in prevention.

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 11

Blanket Making: Milton Community Hall

7 New Glasgow Road, intersction of Route 224 and Route 7, 10:30 am

Join us to make fleece fringed and knotted blankets to be donated to Anderson House for clients. After blankets are made, men of the community hall board will prepare and serve lunch. 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.

Conversations about Consent: UPEI

MacMillan Hall, WA Murphy Centre, 10 am – 1 pm
It's the Student Union's Love and Sex Week at UPEI. The staff of Counselling Services is teaming up with the new Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Coordinator to talk about the language of consent. Find our table for an activity called "Can I _____ your ____?”  This is an opportunity to play around with the language of giving and receiving consent. Drop by to pick up a treat as well information on affirming your personal boundaries around intimacy and sex and the role of the new Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office at UPEI. All welcome. Sponsored by UPEI with support from PAC.

Engaging Men & Boys Resource Launch Party: Upstreet Craft Brewing

Charlottetown, 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Everyone 19+ is invited to a launch party to kick off the week and to showcase a new web resource on  the engagement of men and boys in family violence prevention. Complimentary munchies will be served.

Sponsored by PAC.

Family Violence Prevention Information Session, Borden-Carleton

Borden-Carleton Legion Br. No. 10, 7:00 pm
A presentation and resources to help participants understand family violence and how to prevent it. Participants will also learn about local resources to help. Sponsored by the Town of Borden-Carleton with support from PAC. For details, call 902-437-2410.

How to be an Adult - Healthy Relationships information session

New London Community Complex, 7:00 pm

Healthy Relationships is the theme of a Monday-night “How to Be an Adult” series. Changes in a relationship like moving in together, having a baby, or changes to finances can be stressful. Let’s have a discussion on ways to deal with these changes to promote healthy relationships. Great for families, young couples or any relationship! For information, call 902-886-2599. Sponsored by the New London Community Complex with support from PAC.

Tuesday February 12

Souris Walk in Silence, 11:45 am

Souris Regional High School
All are welcome to join students and teachers of Souris Regional High School, the mayor and several council members for this community walk. Fathers, grandfathers, uncles and brothers and sons are especially encouraged to take part to show that men are aware of the importance of family violence prevention. 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.

Georgetown Walk in Silence, 11:45 am

Georgetown Elementary School
Join students and staff of Georgetown Elementary for a community walk led by RCMP and the volunteer fire department. A school assembly will follow focused on daily changes that individuals can take to help in the prevention of family violence and to bring more awareness to the issues of today’s society. For details, call 902-652-2924. Sponsored by the Town of Three Rivers with support from PAC.

Peace, Kindness & Love Storytime: Montague Rotary Library, 11:00 am

Preschooler storytime. Everyone is encouraged to wear purple if you can.

Peace, Kindness & Love Storytime: Confederation Centre Library, 3:30 pm,

Storytime for children ages 3 to 5 and caregivers. Everyone is encouraged to wear purple if you can.

Wednesday February 13

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 or

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.

Walk in Silence: Summerside City Hall, 12:00pm

Route: Summerside City Hall to Lefurgey Cultural Centre along Fitzroy, Central, Water and Summer streets
Join the Walk in Silence to raise awareness and stand in solidarity with victims of family violence. Light refreshments to follow at Lefurgey Cultural Centre. For details, call 902-888-3310. Sponsored by the City of Summerside with support PAC.

Walk in Silence event scheduled for Charlottetown
is rescheduled to Thursday (see below).

Peace, Kindness & Love Storytime: Montague Rotary Library, 10:00 am

Preschooler storytime. Everyone is encouraged to wear purple if you can.

Peace, Kindness & Love Storytime: Confederation Centre Library, 11:00 am

Storytime for children ages 3 to 5 and caregivers. Everyone is encouraged to wear purple if you can.

Boys and Girls Club of Charlottetown Comic Strip project

Club members, aged 7 to 9 years-old, to create comic strips that illustrate what a student could do as a witness to bullying. Parents and guardians are invited to join club members for supper and gallery viewing. Sponsored by the Charlottetown Boys and Girls Club with support from PAC.

Stars for Life Foundation: Charlottetown, 1:00 pm

Closed presentation of TED Talk 'Violence against women—it's a men's issue' for staff and clients of Stars for Life. Sponsored by the Stars for Life Foundation with support from PAC.

Thursday February 14

Peace, Kindness & Love Storytime: Morell Public Library, 10:30 am

For children aged 3 to 5 and their caregivers. Everyone is encouraged to wear purple, if you can.

Peace, Kindness & Love Storytime: Summerside Rotary Library,10:30 am

For children aged 3 to 5 and their caregivers. Everyone is encouraged to wear purple, if you can.

Walk for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, Charlottetown, 10:30 am

Native Council of PEI office, 6 FJ MacAulay Crt
Everyone is invited to participate in a walk followed by a light lunch and the screening of “Strengthening Our Resilience”. This production
focuses on the struggles of Indigenous women and is a result of the Native Council of PEI Acting Out! Program. Sponsored by NCPEI with support from PAC.

10th Annual Walk in Silence: Charlottetown, 12:00 pm

Charlottetown City Hall, Queen Street
A moment of silence will be observed followed by a reception. Everyone can play a part in preventing and responding to family violence, whether as a neighbor, friend, family member, or co-worker.

Seniors and Elder Abuse information: North Rustico, 1:00 pm

Star of the Sea Seniors Club, 11 Sunrise Court
All welcome to attend an informal presentation by Daneen of Family Violence Prevention Services Inc. on the topic of elder and senior abuse. Resources will be available. Refreshments provided. No registration required. Sponsored by the Town of North Rustico, Star of the Sea Seniors Club with support from PAC.

Make It Your Business Lunch and Learn: O'Leary, 12:00 to 1:30 pm

Access PEI Boardroom, 45 East Drive, O'Leary (storm date: February 15)

All are invited to view a video and take part in a facilitated conversation with
staff / members of the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women and PEI Family Violence Prevention Services (FVPS) on the topic. The "Make It Your Business" videos were created by FVPS and partners to help people recognize signs of family violence and to learn safe and effective actions to take when you see violence in your workplace or a public setting. Bring a brown bag lunch. Free coffee, tea, juice, and snacks provided.



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