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DiverseCity 2019 calendar available

The PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada has produced a fundraising calendar for 2019 to support  [ ... ]

Alzheimer caregiver support

Alzheimer caregiver support groups are held in 3 locations across PEI. All are welcome to attend. T [ ... ]

Health PEI Board of Directors

Seven Islanders have been appointed to form the new Health PEI Board of Directors and nine Islanders have been appointed or reappointed the Community Health Engagement Committees.  Health PEI Board of Director members are: James (Jim) Revell (Chair), Helen Flynn (Board member and Chair of the Community Health Engagement Committee – Eastern Region), Colleen Parker(Board member and Chair of the
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Ostomy Supplies Program

A new Ostomy Supplies Program is being established by the province, to support individuals living with an ostomy. Under the new program, all Islanders who require a permanent ostomy will be eligible for financial assistance, coverage will vary based on income ranging from 60 to 90% coverage, up to $2,400 per year. There are approx 585 individuals living with ostomies in PEI.  The new program will come into effect January 1, 2019.

100 beds for nursing homes

The 100 beds will be added to private nursing homes in Belfast, Stratford, Charlottetown, Summerside and Wellington in two phases with 50 available this fall/winter and another 50 available spring 2019 as follows: 20 beds Mount Continuing Care Community in Charlottetown; 14 beds Gillis Lodge in Belfast; 12 beds Le Coopérative ‘Le Chez-Nous’ Ltée in Wellington; 30 beds Andrews of Summerside Inc; 24
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Funds for PEIRSAC

Government is investing more than $216,000 in additional funding for the PEI Rape and Sexual Assault Centre (PEIRSAC) to increase access to free specialized therapeutic services for those Islanders needing this support. This investment will allow PEIRSAC to hire an additional full time trauma therapist and improve access to services for Islanders who have experienced sexual assault. It will also
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Renal Clinic

A new $2.1 million provincial renal clinic is designed to support growth within provincial renal services such as peritoneal dialysis and post-kidney transplant care, as well as better support for Islanders with early onset chronic kidney disease. There are more than 1,300 Islanders who rely on life-sustaining and life-saving renal care coordinated through the provincial clinic. The new 6,000
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Hemodialysis Units

Summerside Hemodialysis Unit at Prince County Hospital has introduced an afternoon shift on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday that will help to treat an additional 6 patients. Staff have been hired and trained to support the expansion including an LPN and a dialysis support worker, as well as administrative and managerial supports. Planning is underway to increase the treatment capacity from 67 to
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ASD course for police

The Canadian Police Knowledge Network (CPKN) has partnered with Toronto Police Service to develop and distribute an eLearning course to Canadian police on the topic of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

The collaborative effort includes subject matter expertise and content from Pacific Autism Family Network and Autism Speaks Canada. Also providing resources, feedback on layout, design and content,
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January intake

Several Holland College full-time programs are accepting applications for a January intake, giving prospective students the opportunity to begin their training in the New Year rather than waiting until next September.

Holland College Registrar Maureen Duffy said the new January intake applies to programs in the areas of business, health, policing, and one trades program, Plumbing/Pipefitting. The
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Some Upcoming Events

Credit Union Music PEI Week 2019

Awards Gala, concerts, shows, parties and more January 23–27
Charlottetown Credit Union Music PEI [ ... ]

Jack Frost Winterfest at Eastlink Centre

February 15–18
Charlottetown Emmy-Award winning entertainers, Imagination Movers, will bring their [ ... ]

Fräulein Klarinette

Piano and clarinet recital at UPEI’s Dr. Steel Recital Hall January 26
UPEI UPEI Clarinet Profess [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Music PEI Canadian Songwriter Challenge

In partnership with ECMA 2019 Music PEI and ECMA 2019 have announced a partnership bringing togethe [ ... ]

The facilitator

Profile: Steve Bellamy by Jane Ledwell “Arts are ways into emotions. Arts are where we connect, [ ... ]

A gift of Island poetry: John MacKenzie

The Feet of Blue Herons If you happen to live in another town,
Or country, or even galaxy
As dim and  [ ... ]