News and Events

Coalition Hosts Public Event on Gender-based CyberviolenceMedia Release
May 20 2018
The PEI Coalition for Women in Government invites members of the public to a free presentation and panel on “Confronting Gender-based Cyberviolence Against Women in Politics,” on Thursday May 24, 2018, from 6:00-8:30PM, UPEI.
Coalition Supports Women Fundraising for Municipal Campaigns Letter to the Editor
Apr 08 2018
The belief that candidates should be able to fund their campaigns on their “own dime” would mean that only people with lots of money to spare could run for office, which would create disadvantages for many women and underrepresented groups.
It's About Time! Op-ed for the Guardian
Apr 06 2018
As the Spring Session of the Legislative Assembly of PEI begins, the Coalition for Women in Government is looking forward to increased action in the area of equity and inclusion for women and diverse groups in PEI.
Municipal Campaign School for Women Training Opportunity
Feb 01 2018
Women interested in running in the 2018 municipal elections are invited to attend a municipal campaign school in Charlottetown or Summerside.
Percentage of Women in PEI Cabinet Lowest Among Provinces Media Release
Jan 10 2018
The PEI Coalition for Women in Government describes today's announcement as a missed opportunity to ensure women's voices and experiences are represented at the cabinet table.
New Year's Levee Save The Date
Dec 16 2017
Join the PEI Coalition for Women in Government for their Annual New Year's Levee on Wednesday January 3rd, 2018, from 4:00-6:00pm at St. Peter's Hall.

PEI in 2018

  • 0% of MPs in PEI are women
  • 18.5% of MLAs are women
  • 25% of appointed Senators are women
  • 75% of Lennox Island Band Council members are women (no women are currently members of Abegweit First Nations Band Council)

How Does PEI Compare?

Percentage of women in provincial, territorial and national legislatures (2018):

Rank Jurisdiction % of Women in Legislature
1 Ontario 39.5%
2 British Columbia 39%
3 Yukon 36.8%
4 Alberta 33.3%
5 Nova Scotia 33.3%
6 Quebec 30.4%
7 Saskatchewan 26.2%
  CANADA 26%
8 Newfoundland and Labrador 25%
9 Manitoba 24.5%
10 Prince Edward Island 18.5%
11 New Brunswick 16.3%
12 Northwest Territories 10.5%
13 Nunavut 9%

Organize to Lead: A Political Guidebook for PEI 


Organize to Lead: Provincial Symposium 

Organize to Lead: Provincial Symposium for Women

The Organize to Lead Provincial Symposium will engage stakeholders, including elected officials, political parties, and women's equality organizations on the topic of women's leadership. The symposium will focus on workshops related to skills-building and transforming conditions for women in political domains.
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PEI Women in Government Timeline

PEI Women in Government Timeline

Equity in Governance Project Resources

The objective of the Equity in Governance Project is to increase opportunities for women to achieve positions of leadership by addressing the systemic and structural barriers that limit the leadership role of women on ABCs in PEI.
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