Each spring, the PEI Women's Institute asks Islanders across the province to help with efforts to clean roadsides of litter. This year, the campaign includes specially marked yellow bags to recognize the 45th anniversary of the annual roadside cleanup. Residents and businesses can pick up bags at Access PEI or IWMC sites.
Since 1924, the PEIWI has played an integral part in Old Home Week. The PEIWI Handcrafts, Horticulture and Arts Show is an annual competition of arts and crafts submitted from Islanders artisans. The Premier’s Craft Education Award is comprised of three $1,000 prize to fund training and skill development of chosen artists and craft on Prince Edward Island.
Period of Purple Crying® is a prevention program to help educate parents and caregivers about normal infant crying and the dangers of shaking an infant. Members are asked to support this program by knitting or crocheting purple baby caps. Hats are still needed. Please inquire or drop off at the WI office.
Welcome to the PEI Women's InstituteSince 1911: The first branch on PEI was established in 1911, the Prince Edward Island Women's Institute (PEIWI) has been creating positive change in our Island communities. Now, with almost 80 branches and with over slightly over 1,000 members, members of the PEIWI focus on home, family, and culture through collaboration, education and sharing.
Our Mission: PEI Women's Institute enrich, education and reviatlize women, families, and communities through actions taken by informed and inspired women.
Your Invitation: We invite you to learn more about the PEIWI and find out for yourself how you can make a difference. Call 902-629-5989 or email today.
Online Calender of EventsView WI events by month at a glance. Send details of your branch activities and events by email to be
added to the online calendar.
Taking Care of Business. Period - 28 Day CampaignThis collection campaign of feminine hygiene products ran the entire month of February to support Island foodbanks. Early indications seem to reflect over $5,000 was donated in product and financial donations! Thank you to all who participated.
Annual Roadside CleanupNext Roadside Cleanup will be held May 11, 2019.
See details and winners from the cleanup held in spring of 2018: Cash contest winners!
WI Provincial ConventionThe next WI Provincial Convention will be held at Slemon Park in Summerside on May 11, 2019. Check back for details. Registration details to be sent in April's Notes and News.
2019 WI Handcraft, Horticulture and Arts Show
The 95th Handcrafts, Horticulture and Arts Show at the provincial exhibition will take place August 8 to 17, 2019. The official 2019 online guide is now out!
Check out the 2018 list of demonstrations including Results for Week 1! Results for Week 2! Special Awards and Prizes!
Founder's Day & WI Island Product Cooking Contest (rescheduled)
Due to inclement weather Founder's Day Celebrations was cancelled this year, however the fifth annual Cooking Contest aimed at students in grades seven through twelve will be rescheduled to Thursday, March 7. The cook off will take at the Milton Community Hall, in North Milton. Final results will be available approximately 5pm, and all are welcome to contratulate the enteries. Minister Robert Henderson will be on hand to present cash prizes to the winners.
Call for Nominations - Woman in Agriculture Recognition AwardPEIWI is now accepting nominations for the Woman in Agriculture Recognition Award. This award, in the form of a plaque and framed photo displayed at the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, is presented bi-annually to recognize an Island woman making a major contribution to the PEI agriculture industry within the last five years. Members of the community or fellow farmers are encouraged to contact their local branches to nominate women in the Agriculture Industry for this award. March 31 marks the deadline for this and other scholarships and awards. This award will be presented May 11, 2019. A complete list details on PEIWI awards and scholarships are available online or by contacting the WI Office at 902-368-4860 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The year of 2018 - Highlights included Senate Medals
12 Senate medals were handed out to the current and past Presidents. During Founder's Day Celebrations in Februay, The Honourable Elizabeth Hubley awarded medals to twelve recipients of the PEI Women's Institute commemorating the 150th seating of the Senate. These recipients represented the entire WI membership across Prince Edward Island for their "enthusiasm, commitment and sheer hard work for making a real difference in the day-to-day lives of Islanders across the Province". View here for a full list of recipients and details on this latest accolade.
Ongoing PartnershipPEI Women's Institute is pleased to once again partner with the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries to continue valued projects and programs. Thank you on behalf of all branches, members and communities across Prince Edward Island for the continued commitment and support.
Receive WI News at Home
Please send an email request to receive monthly mailouts to your own personal email address.
New Branches For more information on applying to open a new branch or about a branch in your area please contact the office at email@example.com or 902-368-4860.
Speaker Series A list of diverse speakers are now available for your branch meetings.