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New Leadership for Women in Government CoalitionSweta Daboo is the new Executive Director for the Coalition
May 13 2020
The board and steering committee of the PEI Coalition for Women in Government are happy to announce that Sweta Daboo has been named the new Executive Director. Congratulations and welcome, Sweta!
Employment Opportunity: Executive DirectorJob Advertisement
Mar 27 2020
The PEI Coalition for Women in Government is seeking a dynamic and engaged leader to help the organization advance women’s leadership in the political, civic, and democratic life of PEI
Trauma-Informed Policy Project: Request for ProposalsRFP for a Project Coordinator
Jan 09 2020
The Coalition for Women in Government is seeking proposals to coordinate a project on trauma-informed policy as a tool to help organizations and institutions prevent and address violence against women, particularly in political contexts.
Coalition LeveeInvitation
Dec 28 2019
Join the PEI Coalition for Women in Government for our Annual New Year's Levee on Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 from 4:00-6:00 pm at St. Peter's Cathedral Hall
Coalition Congratulates Natalie Jameson on District 9 WinDistrict 9 Deferred Election
Jul 16 2019
The Coalition for Women in Government congratulates Natalie Jameson on her win in the District 9 deferred election yesterday.
Percentage of Women in PEI Cabinet Lowest in CanadaCabinet Data
May 10 2019
Following Thursday’s swearing-in ceremony for PEI’s Premier and Executive Council, the Coalition for Women in Government can confirm that PEI ranks last in Canada regarding gender representation in cabinet.

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PEI in 2019

  • 0% of MPs in PEI are women
  • 26% of MLAs are women
  • 25% of PEI Senators are women
  • 32% of municipal councillors are women
  • 50% of Lennox Island Band Council are women
  • 25% of Abegweit Band Council members are women

How Does PEI Compare?

Percentage of women in provincial, territorial and national legislatures (2019):

Rank Jurisdiction % of Women in Legislature
1 Northwest Territories 47%
2 Ontario  39.5%
3 British Columbia  39%
4 Yukon  37%
5 Nova Scotia  33.3%
6 Quebec 30.4%
7 Alberta  30%
  CANADA 29%
8 Saskatchewan  26.2%
9 Prince Edward Island 26%
10 Manitoba   24.5%
11 Newfoundland and Labrador  22.5%
12 New Brunswick  22%
13 Nunavut 9%
Organize to Lead: A Political Guidebook for PEI

Organize to Lead: A Political Guidebook is a resource for women interested in elected office. 


2019 PEI General Election: Women Candidates