Sean Casey
Sean Casey
Member of Parliament for Charlottetown
Government of Canada invests $1.1 million in two women’s organizations in Prince Edward Island
June 4, 2021

Women’s organizations provide vital support to women and girls, helping them to be financially secure, live free from violence, and fully participate in all aspects of Canadian society. By investing in women’s organizations, the Government of Canada is helping ensure that women and their communities can prosper, now and in the future.

Today, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, Gudie Hutchings, and Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, Sean Casey, announced $1.1 million in funding for two women’s organizations in Prince Edward Island.

Through the Women’s program, Women’s Network PEI will receive $177,000 to address impacts of COVID-19 in rural areas, advance gender equality initiatives, and provide one-on-one support for Islanders who need it.

Through the Gender-Based Violence Program, the PEI Rape and Sexual Assault Centre will receive $999,344 to increase access to supports for underserved populations, and to explore, evaluate, and implement new practices that will help women heal from gender-based violence.

The funding announced today is part of the continuous intake funding and will help both organizations increase their capacity to continue to support women and girls across the province.








“Women’s organizations play a critical role in creating a stronger, fairer and more inclusive Canada. Today’s investment will help ensure these organizations have the resources they need to support women here Charlottetown, and across Prince Edward Island. Organizations like Women’s Network PEI and PEI Rape & Sexual Assault Centre are helping make our communities stronger and more inclusive. I’m proud to support their incredible work, because we know that when women succeed - we all do.”


Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown







“Thank you to both the Women’s Network PEI and the PEI Rape and Sexual Assault Centre for your resilience, your advocacy, and your tireless work to support women across the province. Today’s investment of $1.1 million for these organizations will ensure that women across the province receive the support they need as we begin our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past year, our government has invested in supports for women that have impacted over 800,000 Canadians. We will continue to support organizations like these as we build a Canada that is equal, fair, and equitable for everyone.


Gudie Hutchings, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development




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