Prince Edward Island Resources / Ressources de l'ile du prince Edward
Prince Edward Island Resources / Ressources de
l'ile du prince Edward
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Family Resource Centres
In Prince Edward Island, Family Resource Centres, operating with funding from the
Community Action Program for Children, are grass-roots organizations, geared
toward low-income families, designed to promote the whole healthy development of
children aged 0-6 years by strengthening and supporting these children and their
families. This is achieved, in part, by offering a variety of parent-driven
programs and services, including a prenatal program; drop-in play programs;
parenting programs such as Nobody's Perfect; toy lending library; resource
lending library; support groups; information sessions; parent help line;
community kitchens, gardens and sewing; literacy programs; mobile programs;
school readiness programs and child-oriented programs.
To function effectively, these community-based organizations rely heavily on
partnerships with other organizations, community involvement and a strong
volunteer base. The Centre also provides specialized prevention and parenting
programs for youth and young adult parents, as well as support and literacy
CAROUSEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE
P.O. Box 133
Montague, Prince Edward Island Fax: (902) 838-4600
37 Grayton Street Tel.: (902) 892-8744
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Fax: (902) 892-3351
KIDS R FIRST FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE
75 Central Street Tel.: (902) 436-1348
Summerside, Prince Edward Island Fax: (902) 888-3954
KIDS WEST INC.
14 Railway Tel.: (902) 853-4066
P.O. Box 369 Fax: (902) 853-4066
Alberton, Prince Edward Island
LEND A HAND FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE
P.O. Box 662 Tel.: (902) 687-3928
Souris, Prince Edward Island Fax:(902) 687-4086
MI'K MAQ FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE
228 Grafton Tel.: (902) 892-0928
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Fax: (902) 892-0928
81 Prince Street Tel.: (902) 583-2561 or (902) 368-7337
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Fax: (902) 368-7180
Alert P.E.I. is a volunteer organization made up of welfare recipients and
supporters who lobby government to make changes and introduce better regulations
to improve the situation of people in poverty. It also educates the generalpublic on the realities of poverty.
EAST PRINCE WOMEN'S INFORMATION CENTRE (EPWIC)
75 Central Street Tel.: (902) 436-9856
Summerside, Prince Edward Island Fax: (902) 436-9856
The East Prince Women's Information Centre opened its doors in November 1984.
A group of Summerside women established the Centre with the priority of
addressing the unmet needs of the women of East Prince. The Centre's purpose is
to support change in the status of women and to encourage full and equal
participation in the social, economical, political and legal sphere of daily life
in the community. EPWIC's goals are to provide a meeting place for all women;
serve as an information and referral service to community resources; support
women whose lifestyles have changed due to relocation, job re-entry, change in
marital status; and to offer volunteer opportunities in new work skills, fulfil
personal goals and meet other women.
EPWIC is currently sponsoring activities designed to reflect the information
needs of women, such as self-help and support groups, a film series, a resource
library, public speakers, conferences, lobbying and networking.
Some of EPWIC's some employment-oriented projects include Women in Management,
Women in Trades, Women Entrepreneurs and the Entrepreneur Handbook. EPWIC's
other projects include "A Directory of Services for Women and Their Families,"
submission of policy papers and a teen mothers' support group.