My mother, daughter and I are considering moving to Prince Edward Island from Southern Ontario. I have been receiving ODSP here in Ontario, due to a steel bar through my chest. I cannot work.

I am wondering what the income support amount would be for someone in my circumstances? I have read that PEI does not have disability income support. Only a support program offering other assistance. Apparently the income support comes from the social assistance program?

I am wondering if the amount I could receive from the social assistance program would come close to what I receive here in Ontario? I receive $1520.00 a month here. It is barely enough to live on.

What else would be good to know, when considering a move such as this? Is it expensive to live on PEI?

Thank you in advance!

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We are planning a trip out to your island from our island here in Victoria, BC, and are looking for reccommendations for a good company to go through for kayaking... I've heard good things about New London Bay/French River, so we are hoping for somewhere around there. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

Jack Frost Winter Festival

Jack Frost Winter Festival runs from February 16-18 :) As well as a number of fun spots to visit, like the Aliant Snow Kingdom, ice sculptures, and Technomedia Snowmaze, some highlights include:

Eva Avila on Feb. 17th at 8pm at Confederation Park Landing

Ice Quest 2007, an ice skating 'spectacular', on February 18th, 2:00pm - 4:00pm at the Charlottetown Civic Centre :)

And the snowboarding competition on Saturday from 4:00pm - 7:00pm :)

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PEI People First, West Prince People First and the Cooper Institute are offering a five week community promoter training for community members interested in learning about, and taking action on the issue of increasing institutionalization of adults with intellectual disabilities. The training takes place on evenings February 15 and 22, March 1, 7 and 15 at the Northport Community Centre. There will be sessions on understanding exclusion, communication, and public policy related to the issues. This is part of a three year project aimed at influencing public policy as it relates to supporting Islanders with intellectual disabilities to live in the community. The project is supported by the Public Health Agency of Canada. Info: Maurice Poirier at 853-3578 (evenings) or Community Inclusions 853-3944 (day time) or Barb Fanning and Ann Wheatley at the PEI People First office at 892-8989 or email peifirst@isn.net.

On March 3, Cooper Institute will host a forum on cultural diversity and inclusion—PEI Mosaic: Aboriginal People and 100 Countries of Origin—Belonging. The day-long event will include speakers, drama and group discussions about the meaning of belonging and how public policy can create and enhance a sense of belonging for all Island cultures. The forum takes place at the Murphy Community Centre, from 9 am to 3 pm. Call Cooper Institute 894-4573 or email cooper@isn.net to register, or for information. This event is sponsored in part by the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Cattales & Cocktales
Four-time director of the Vagina Monologues, Trish Daley, is bringing a new show to the Island. Cattales & Cocktales combines the monologue style with video clips and music. The audience will see some familiar faces and monologues, but will also be introduced to some new acts. The show will go on February 21, 22, 23 at 7:30 pm at the UPEI Duffy Amphitheatre in Charlottetown. Tickets will be available at the door. All proceeds go to the Fièrté Canada Pride Conference Fund.

A Night of One Act Plays

I just heard about this on CBC radio :)

From the University of PEI website:

The UPEI Theatre Studies Program and the Theatre society present A Night of One Acts, January 31 to February 3 in the Duffy Amphitheatre. The one acts will take the form of a mini- theatre festival with the three plays being presented over four nights. There will be two alternating shows playing each night, and there will be a gala performance of all three works on the final evening. The curtain is at 7:30pm nightly. Admission is $5.00 for students and seniors and $8.00 for general admission.

Adult Entertainment, by noted Canadian playwright George F. Walker, will be presented January 31, February 1 and 3.

The second offering is scenes from Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love by Canadian playwright Brad Fraser. It will be presented January 31, February 2 and 3.

Girl In the Mirror, by American playwright Bruce Jacoby, will be presented February 1, 2, and 3.

A single paid admission allows patrons to return to enjoy a second night of theatre to see the work that was not played the previous night. WARNING: All three plays contain adult language and mature subject matter.