Current Projects

Trade HERizons

Trade HERizons is a career exploration and college preparation program with a focus on exposure to trades and technology careers, enhancing essential skills, career exploration and personal development. Participants experience hands-on learning opportunities with Holland College, meet mentors and tour with industry employers. The program enhances participants' life skills and focuses on labor market research, resumes, interviews, math and team building. Next course is coming up in January 2021, registration is underway. More information

Propelle

Propelle is a life skills and employment readiness program that builds community connections and essential skills. The 9-week program focuses on confidence building, conflict resolution, group activities, learning styles and overall wellness by following four pillars: Personal Development, Employment Readiness, Career Exploration and Community Engagement. Participants will hear from guest speakers, employers and mentors in various fields and will tour with Holland College and Adult Education Programming to explore programs, upgrading options, and job opportunities. More information

Expanding Our Reach

Expanding Our Reach project is focused on expanding programs and services to rural areas in PEI. The purpose of this project is to build connections amongst women and gender diverse residents in rural PEI. We will do this by offering “In Reach” sessions in 3 rural communities across the province. The “In Reach” program will allow us to reach members of our network, provide increased support, and develop a better understanding of the needs of women and gender-diverse Islanders. Learn more about In Reach.

Still Visible—Keeping Senior Women Together

The Still Visible initiative focuses on creating a peer-support-based network of senior women to strengthen their leadership skills. Self-identified women (including transwomen, gender non-binary and genderqueer folks) ages 55 and up come together to explore gender, leadership and ageing. The group meets bimonthly. More information.

Wild Hub

Wild Hub is a bi-monthly program for 12-15-year-olds that runs throughout the school year. The program is designed to build peer connection and support, youth leadership, and assist youth in developing and learning about healthy relationships. At Wild Hub, participants will cook food together, play on the land, learn from guest speakers, host discussion groups, create art, and learn more about themselves. This is a joint program between Women’s Network PEI, and PEI Wild Child Forest School (a project of Sierra Club Canada Foundation). Learn more

Pathways To Thrive

Pathways to Thrive is a five-year community-based research project led by the PEI Rape and Sexual Assault Centre (PEIRSAC). It started in April 2021 and is funded by Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) Canada. Pathways To Thrive focuses on adapting and evaluating therapeutic ‘promising practices to be more culturally safe and identity-affirming for under-served survivors of gender-based violence on PEI. PEIRSAC has partnered with WNPEI will coordinate different aspects of community development and build relationships with crucial community partners including BIPOC USHR, PEERS Alliance, Black Cultural Society PEI, and Aboriginal Women's Association of PEI. These community partners will be involved in the adaptation and evaluation of promising therapeutic practices on PEI and the facilitation of trauma-informed programming for survivors of gender-based violence.

Gaining Retention of Women in Trades (GRIT)

GRIT is a research project using focus groups, surveys and interviews with key informants to better understand barriers to staying in trades for women in PEI.

Strengthening our Feminist Foundations

Strengthening our Feminist Foundations: Empowering the Grassroots in PEI is an organizational capacity project funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada. This multi-year project ends in 2023 and the primary objective of this project is to strengthen our internal processes and ways of working. This allows us to better share our promising practices with similar smaller organizations. We will improve and solidify our Board governance model, Financial procedures and policies, HR and strategic planning. In addition to working internally to strengthen our own processes, we will also create a community of practice that strengthens the sector in PEI.

Caring for Carers

Support for front-line workers to curb compassion fatigue, burnout and vicarious trauma as well as creation of a leadership network of organizations confronting COVID-19 pandemic.

Train Up

Train Up is a free, four-part certification training for men/male identified allies who work with men and boys, and are interested in engaging in gender-based violence prevention. It runs every Thursday from October 7-28, 2021. Sign up by October 1, 2021, to participate. More information