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Annual WI Roadside Cleanup
Premier with WI members at legislative assembly
Premier Wade MacLauchlan (left) and Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy Minister Paula Biggar are joined by WI members along with Gerry Moore of Island Waste Management Corporation at the Legislative Assembly of PEI.

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.

PEI Women's Institute Handcrafts, Horticulture and Arts Show winners
Premier Wade MacLauchlan presented the Premier's Craft Education Award to (left to right)Pradeepa Mahawattage and Netnmini Siriwardane during Old Home Week. Missing from the photo is Michelle Holland.

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 campaign
Purple Crying campaign
Women's Institute members are invited to click your needles together for PEI babies

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 Institute 

Since 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 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 Events

View WI events by month at a glance. Send details of your branch activities and events by email to be added to the online calendar.

Fall Workshops

A variety of themes will be part of this year's Fall Workshops, including a session with WI member Norma Pasatieri on Resolutions and Robert’s Rules of Order; Lieutenant Colonel Trevor Campbell from the Department of Veterans Affairs; and a craft-related activity with provincial Board members.
  • Wednesday, October 17th at 10:00 am—Sherbrooke Community Hall in Summerside
  • Tuesday, October 23rd at 7:00 pm—Farm Centre in Charlottetown
  • Thursday, October 25th at 1:00 pm—Cavendish Farms Wellness Centre in Montague
Pre-registration is required by Friday, October 12th by calling 902-368-4860 or email.

2018 WI Handcraft, Horticulture and Arts Show

The 94th Handcrafts, Horticulture and Arts Show at the provincial exhibition takes place August 9 to 18, 2018.  Check out the list of demonstrations for this year.  Results for Week 1!   Results for Week 2Special Awards and Prizes!  Congratulations to Dianne Coffin for winning this year's Premier's Craft Education Award!

For reference for the show please refer to the online handbook.

Annual Roadside Cleanup

See details and winners from the cleanup held on May 12: Cash contest winners!

WI Provincial Convention

This year's WI Provincial Convention will feature The Honourable Antoinette Perry, PEI's Lieutenant Governor as guest speaker. Deadline to register is Friday, May 11. Details and registration form now available.

Ongoing Partnership

PEI 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 
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New Branches For more information on applying to open a new branch or about a branch in your area please contact the office at or 902-368-4860.

Speaker Series
A list of diverse speakers are now available for your branch meetings.


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Contact Us

Phone: (902) 368-4860

40 Enman Crescent, Room 105
Charlottetown, PE  C1E 1E6
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