Creating Stronger Women Creates Stronger CommunitiesThe Aboriginal Women’s Association of PEI Inc (AWAPEI) is a non-profit, representative organization, administered by a voluntary Board of Directors and an Executive Committee. Our programs and services enhance, support, educate, and empower the well-being of Indigenous women through capacity building, focus groups, prevention, awareness, and equal opportunities. We are committed to working with all Federal/Regional/Provincial/Band governments and other service organizations to improve social, educational, and employment opportunities for Indigenous Women in Prince Edward Island.
Annual General Assembly 2021
Dear AWAPEI Member,
On behalf of the Aboriginal Women’s Association of PEI’s, the Board of Directors, are pleased to invite you to attend this year’s Annual General Assembly, which is being held on Saturday, November 20th, 2021. AWAPEI is sending this letter of notice in accordance with the Constitution; (Article XIII – Item 4, Meetings, which states that all membership be notified twenty- one (21) days prior to the Annual General Assembly).
This year the Annual General Assembly is being held at the John J Sark School Gymnasium, 24 Eagle Feather Trail, Lennox Island, C0B 1J0. Registration will be from 8:30 am until 9:00 am. Due to public health guidelines and new regulations regarding Covid-19, proof of vaccination will be required to attend the AGA. You must have had your second dose fourteen (14) days before the AGA. The health and wellbeing of our vulnerable people, members, board, and staff are priority. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.
Accommodations will be made to those unvaccinated on a case-by-case basis.
The Aboriginal Women’s Association of PEI’s Executive, Board, and Staff look forward to presenting to our members the work that has been done over the past year, and what we currently have planned for the upcoming year. We encourage everyone to attend.
This year is an election year for our Secretary Treasurer, Western Rep and Youth Alternate. Attached is a nomination and a registration form. Forms are due no later than November 15th.
Once again, we are pleased to extend this invitation to you, to participate.
Matilda Ramjattan, President.
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Sisters in Spirit Vigil 2021
On behalf of the Aboriginal Women’s Association of PEI, we are please to invite you to this year’s 16th annual Sisters in Spirit Vigil. Please join on at the Green-Shore boardwalk on Monday October 4th, 2021, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.
As you are aware, each year, concerned citizens and Aboriginal community members gather nationally and internationally, to honor the lives of the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) in Canada. The purpose of the Vigil is to remember and raise public awareness about our missing and murdered Aboriginal women with a goal of one day, ending the violence against all women.The Aboriginal Women’s Association of PEI, as well as our supporting partners; Native Council of PEI, Family Pride Program (Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI), Abegweit Wellness Centre, Chief Mary Bernard Memorial Women’s Shelter, Lennox Island First Nation Health Centre, PEI Inter Ministerial Women’s Secretariat, and PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women. These organizations have been proud to show their support and are committed to raising awareness for our, “Stolen Sisters”, and to stop the violence against all women across PEI.
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COVID-19 UPDATEWith the opening of the green phase we are please to announce we are now open to the public. Our office hours are Monday - Friday from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm excluding holidays. Please call ahead to book an appointment with whomever it may convcern at 902-831-3059.