News and Events

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.
Coalition Welcomes Motion to Modernize Legislative Sitting TimesMedia Release
Dec 14 2017
The Coalition for Women in Government welcomes motion 32 put forward by Minister Paula Biggar to modernize sitting times in the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island and hopes all parties will support the motion.
Building Effective Boards: The Gender & Diversity Factor Free Workshop
Nov 29 2017
The Equity in Governance project invites members of agencies, boards, and commissions to attend the "Building Effective Boards: The Gender & Diversity Factor" workshop on Thursday, Dec 7th from 9:00am-3:00pm
Coalition Congratulates Hannah Bell on District 11 Win! Media Release
Nov 28 2017
Hannah Bell Makes History As First Woman Green Party Candidate Elected to PEI Legislature
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.
Nov 07 2017
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.

PEI in 2018

  • 0% of MPs in PEI are women
  • 18.5% of MLAs are women
  • 50% 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 (2017):

Rank Jurisdiction % of Women in Legislature
1 British Columbia 39%
2 Yukon 36.8%
3 Ontario 34.5%
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%
Honouring Our Differences

Honouring our Differences: Gender and Diversity Analysis Guide for Agencies, Boards and Commissions is a resource by Interministerial Women's Secretariat, Government of Prince Edward Island


Engaging Island Women for Political Action

The project will address barriers to women's inclusion in political parties by providing leadership training to 100 women and working directly with political parties to identify opportunities for women's advancement.
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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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