Wellington, March 8, 2019 - "Full and free participation by women in society is essential to the development of all our communities, small and large alike. Even though Canada is one of the best countries in the world, and in spite of the protections found in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, too often women are unable to contribute fully to society. Customs and traditions from a less egalitarian time have to evolve. I’m calling here for a paradigm shift. Our ways of doing things are often designed from a male point of view. Ensuring social progress is not just women’s work. Men have an important role to play. We have to accept that how we do things — in assessing the relative importance of housework, in our intimate relationships or in our political actions – often leave room for improvement. Our society does not take full advantage of women’s potential contribution. Let’s use International Women’s Day as an opportunity to do better, for women and for all of us."

Donald DesRoches, President, Collège de l'Île

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⭐️ Great meeting with Ricky Hitchcock, volunteer coordinator for the 2019 World Acadian Congress and members of the student assocation!

This international event is upon us. If you would like to volunteer, check out the World Acadian Congress website for additional information.,

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https://www.cma2019.ca/en/cma-2019/volunteers

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Left to right: Ricky Hitchcock (2019 World Acadian Congress), Jaryd Burt (president of the student association), Heraldine Porret, Vanelle Tchokotcheu. Absent from photo: Mame Faty Sarr.











Time to register for fall 2019 programs!

Register by February 28, 2019, and be entered in a contest to win a $2,000 tuition credit!

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https://www.collegedelile.ca/en/future-students/register-at-college-de-l-ile-and-win

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Collège de l'Île students and staff took part in this year's Bell Let's Talk awareness campaign. For two weeks, we shared ways of helping, daily quotes, videos and games, in connection with mental health. This was capped off with a joint activity in both campuses (Wellington and Charlottetown) during which participants enjoyed a healthy snack, took part in a workshop about stress management and an active-learning activity to demonstrate the importance of physical fitness to good mental health.

Hats off to all those who participated in the activities!

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Wellington, January 14, 2019 – Healthcare professionals in Prince Edward Island now have new opportunities to hone their French language skills at five healthcare facilities in the province.

Café de Paris is a voluntary drop-in language support service offered on location at Maplewood Manor, Community Hospital O’Leary, Prince County Hospital, Beach Grove Home and Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Staff at these facilities can make an appointment with a tutor to review specific language questions or to simply drop in to engage in conversation to help develop, or maintain, their French language speaking skills.

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(Photo: Patricia Richard, PEI French Language Health Network and Sonia Archambault, tutor with Collège de l'Île)

“This drop-in model was successfully piloted last year in three locations,” said Élise Arsenault, Executive Director of the PEI French Language Health Network. “We are pleased to expand on this initial offering through our partnership with the PEI Public Service Commission and Collège de l’Île, PEI’s French language community college.”