Speaker Date Topic
Craig Mackie Aug 12, 2020
PEI Association of NewComers
PEI Association of NewComers

The PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada (PEIANC) was incorporated in 1993 as a non-profit charitable organization. Our mandate is to provide short-term settlement services, and long-term inclusion and community integration programs for new immigrants in the province of Prince Edward Island.

The Association speaks publicly on immigrant issues and advocates on behalf of newcomers.

First generation Canadians serve on the volunteer Board of Directors. New immigrants are also employed as staff members of the organization and contracted to provide interpretation and translation services.



Source: https://www.peianc.com/en/background-work-and-activities

Andrea MacDonald, United Way Aug 19, 2020
211 Service
211 Service



The United Way of PEI, in partnership with the Province of Prince Edward Island, is pleased to announce that “211 PEI” is now accessible by phone and website as a valuable resource to help Islanders navigate the network of community, social, non-clinical health and government services available across the Island. 

211 PEI will help those in need “find the right door the first time” by connecting them to human services quickly and easily. The 211 PEI service is now fully active, providing Islanders and service providers with access 24/7/365 by calling 2-1-1 or searching the website at www.pe.211.ca.

The 211 PEI helps connect users with human services for both everyday needs and times of crisis. 211 PEI is a signature service of the United Way of PEI with funding and support from the Government of Prince Edward Island.

Islanders can call 2-1-1, and receive service in English, French, and through an interpretation service to more than 100 other languages. The 211 PEI website can be accessed by visiting www.pe.211.ca


Source: https://peiunitedway.com/211-pei

Lee Dodson, CEO Skygate Drones Aug 26, 2020
Drones on PEI, and the Drone school in Summerside
Drones on PEI, and the Drone school in Summerside

Lee has enjoyed a 30-year career with remotely operated vehicles, from filming weird creatures 3 miles underwater, to hanging out of aeroplanes to get those perfect shots. He has been very fortunate to work all over the world, teaching top level skills for ROV and Drone pilots in the Survey, Inspection and Filming sectors. Lee is the founder and CEO of 'Skygate' and brings all his experience and skills to the region.


Source: https://skygatedrones.com/about-skygate-rpas-drones-maritimes/

Dr. Alexander (Sandy) MacDonald, President Sep 23, 2020
Holland College
Holland College



“At Holland College, student success is our top priority. As a college community, we believe that our students achieve the success they want and deserve through the high quality of our programs, instructional staff and facilities, and the motivation this learning environment provides. We are committed to ensuring that students have the skills and expertise they require for successful employment in today’s marketplace.


Holland College programs consist of practical, industry driven curriculum that prepares our students to enter their chosen field with confidence. All of our instructors are highly qualified with a great deal of industry experience and expertise. At Holland College, our small class sizes ensure that instructors have time to get to know their students, personalizing the learning experience. Holland College centres offer students state-of-the-art facilities featuring the most advanced learning materials and technology.


At Holland College we believe in the potential of our students and are committed to helping them acquire the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in their chosen career. The college is a dynamic and exciting place to be, and we look forward to welcoming you to our community.


Thank you.


Dr. Alexander (Sandy) MacDonald”



Source: https://hollandcollege.com/about/office-of-the-president/index.html