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Update to PEIBWA COVID-19 Protocols:

Effective immediately, respecting new mandatory requirements implemented by the PEI Public Health Office, masking and hand sanitizing will be required when entering and using PEIBWA offices in Charlottetown and Central Bedeque, including public washrooms.

Masks can be removed when seated, only when 6 ft social distancing is possible. If 6 ft social distancing is not possible, masks will have to remain on. Guests are also being asked to sanitize their hands when entering and leaving our offices. Thank you.

Hours of Operation: 

The Rural Women's Business Centre is open Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, operating with strict protocols regarding sanitization and social distancing.  If you'd like to learn more about the Centre, its programs and services, please contact Shelley Jessop, Manager of our Rural Women's Business Centre at or 902-213-7902.  

PEIBWA staff are also available in the Charlottetown office Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm on a rotating basis operating with strict protocols regarding sanitization and social distancing. We invite you to call us first at 902-892-6040 before stopping by.


Our provincial and federal governments and chambers of commerce continue to provide the most accurate and reliable sources of information for PEI residents, including business owners and operators.

Province of PEI:

Government of Canada:

Canadian Chamber of Commerce:

Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub


You and your family may also be experiencing physical and mental health issues as this pandemic continues. We hope you find these additional resources of value:

Province of PEI:  

Family Violence Prevention Supports