AccessAbility Advisory Council
The purpose of the AccessAbility Advisory Council is to provide input, consultation and advice to the minister on issues affecting individuals with disabilities.
What is the function of the council?
The Prince Edward Island AccessAbility Advisory Council will:
- Advise the Minster on broad disability related issues;
- Offer ongoing input into the development of public policy, program and services;
- Provide a forum to identify and discuss major issues impacting the disability community;
- Champion research to inform policy and practice;
- Foster partnerships among persons with disabilities, government and community; and
- Enhance public awareness and education.
Primary Role: Non-adjudicative
Material Role: Advisory
How many people are on the council?
The AccessAbility Advisory Council membership is comprised of a maximum of eight members who bring a wide range of non-partisan disability views, knowledge and community based contextual awareness.
What are the requirements of council members?
A wide range of disability views, knowledge and community-based contextual awareness is required.
Will I be paid?
Council members serve as volunteers and receive no remuneration other than the expenses incurred to travel to meetings.
What is the time commitment of the council?
The Council will meet a minimum of four times a year, with a minimum of one meeting with the Minister. Additional meetings may be held at the call of the Minister, the Minister’s designate or the Chair.
Meetings will be set at a date, location and time mutually agreed upon by the Council.
Council will make use of sub-committees where appropriate.
|Name||County||Term Start||Term End|
Nathalie Walsh-Annand (Autism Society of PEI)
|Queens||Nov 10, 2020||Nov 10, 2022|
Treena Smith (Canadian Mental Health Association)
|Prince||Sep 8, 2020||Sep 8, 2022|
Marcia Carroll (PEI Council of People with Disabilities)
|Queens||May 23, 2020||May 23, 2023|
Andrea Cameron (Person with a Disability)
|Prince||Sep 8, 2020||Sep 8, 2023|
|Carolyn Jenkins (PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada)||Queens||Oct 19, 2021||Oct 19, 2024|
Bill Lawlor (Queens County Residential Services)
|Queens||May 23, 2019||May 23, 2022|
Julie Smith - Chair (PEI Association for Community Living)
|Prince||May 23, 2019||May 23, 2022|
Martina MacDonald (Community Business Development Corporation - PEI East Services)
|Kings||Sep 8, 2020||Sep 8, 2023|
Deputy Minister - Departmental of Social Development and Housing
How can I apply?
If you would like to serve as a member of a provincial government agency, board, or commission (ABC) you can apply online through Engage PEI.
For further information about this committee, contact:
Manager, AccessAbility Supports