In Prince Edward Island, our agriculture, aquaculture, and fisheries industries are an important part of our culture and history. The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries has been mandated to ensure the growth and sustainable development of these industries. The DAF recognizes that some groups can encounter barriers to working and thriving in these industries. To help identify and reduce possible barriers with respect to gender inclusion, the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries is hosting a series of focus groups. If you, or someone in your household, works in the agriculture, aquaculture, and/or fisheries industry, we encourage you to register for a session and share your thoughts and experiences. Your input is valuable to our goal of creating more inclusive and competitive food production sectors on the Island.
Location: 5th Floor, Immeuble Jones Building, 11 Kent St, Charlottetown
Date: March 14, 9-11 am (Aquaculture)
March 14, 1-3 pm (Fisheries)
March 14, 9-11 am (Agriculture)
Sessions will run between 90 minutes and 2 hours. Refreshments will be provided. All comments will remain anonymous. Personal information from these focus groups is collected under section 31(c) of Prince Edward Island’s Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act as it relates directly to, and is necessary for program development. Results from these focus groups will be thematically analyzed and used to inform a 'Gender Inclusion in Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture' report. This report will be made publicly available in 2019.
If you would like to participate in one of our focus group sessions, or have any questions, please contact Victoria Kaatz (Junior Policy Analyst) via email at email@example.com or telephone at 902-368-5602. You can also register online by clicking https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MX5JHP5.