Current News and Events
Coalition Commends Abolition of Evening Sitting Hours in PEI Legislative Assembly
The Legislative Assembly has voted to abolish evening sessions
On June 10, 2020, the PEI Legislative Assembly has voted to approve the abolishing of evening sitting hours as well as the implementation of a parliamentary calendar with fixed dates and alignment with the school year.
New Leadership for Women in Government Coalition
Sweta Daboo is the new Executive Director for the Coalition
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!
Trauma-Informed Policy Project: Request for Proposals
RFP for a Project Coordinator
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.
Percentage of Women in PEI Legislature Increases Slightly
The PEI Coalition for Women in Government is pleased that the Legislature will see an increase in the number of women elected. Six of twenty-six (23%) MLAs declared elected in yesterday’s race are women, an increase from 18.5% in 2015.
MMP: An opportunity to increase women’s participation in government
Op-ed for the Guardian
Over the past 15 years, the Coalition has consistently advocated for a proportional electoral system, not because it benefits or disadvantages some parties over others, but because research shows that it tends to elect more women.
Leaders' Forum on Women's Issues
Save the Date: April 11, 10:00 am -12:00 noon
The PEI Coalition for Women in Government and Holland College Student Union are pleased to host the second PEI Leaders’ Forum on Women’s Issues on Thursday, April 11, 2019, from 10:00 am-12:00 pm in the Florence Simmons Performance Hall.
Coalition Supports Women Fundraising for Municipal Campaigns
Letter to the Editor
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.
Becoming A Municipal Councillor: What You Need to Know!
Join the Coalition and Municipal Affairs PEI to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of municipal councillors in PEI.
Municipal elections are just one year away and the Coalition for Women in Government is encouraging members of the public to learn more about municipal government.
Inside Municipal Council
Attend Municipal Council Meetings with the Coalition for Women in Government & Young Voters of PEI
The Coalition for Women in Government and Young Voters of PEI invite members of the public to attend municipal council meetings during the months of November and December to learn more about the municipal process.
New Zealand PM Leads Mixed Member Proportional Coalition
Under the Mixed Member Proportional electoral system New Zealand elects its third woman Prime Minister
New Zealand is an island nation that shares much in common with Prince Edward Island in its sociopolitical history. We still hope that PEI will share another trait with New Zealand in the future: a Mixed-Member Proportional electoral system.
PEI Coalition for Women in Government encourages Island women to apply
How would you transform Canadian life if you could? Can you imagine yourself sitting as a Senator to be part of that transformation? Canadians are now welcome to act on their imaginings in a new way, by applying to be part of the Senate of Canada.
A Formal Presentation to Legislative Assembly of PEI
Recommendations to the Special Committee on Democratic Renewal
PEI Coalition for Women in Government recognizes Proportional Representation as a best practice for electing women. We are a member of the Coalition for Proportional Representation established earlier this year and will echo their recommendations.