Housing Supply Task Force
The Prince Edward Island Housing Supply Task Force will enhance government’s understanding of housing market trends as well as identify creative and innovative solutions to address housing challenges across the Island. The Housing Supply Task Force will support the work of Government and the Co-development Team that is currently working on the provincial housing strategy.
What is the function of the council?
The Housing Supply Task Force will look at the best approaches to develop housing supply and identify ways to collaborate with municipalities, private developers, community-building organizations and communities on long term solutions to growing housing demands. Information and recommendations will be shared with the Economic Hub, the Department of Family and Human Services and Provincial Housing Strategy Co-development Team in support of the provincial housing strategy.
Task Force will comprise people knowledgeable of the housing sector and markets, and members will bring diverse views and experiences to enhance our understanding of market trends and identify opportunities to address housing challenges across PEI.
The establishment of the taskforce recognizes that an optimal housing supply must depend on an active market and that government alone will not be capable of responding to all needs.
How many people are on the council?
The Task Force will have a minimum of five members who bring a broad range of knowledge and perspectives related to the supply of housing.
What are the requirements of council members?
Ability to represent one or more of the following perspectives:
- Knowledge of housing sector and markets
- Rural and urban perspectives
- Housing developer or service provider
- Construction, architecture, engineering
- Innovative and creative housing solutions
- Financing, banking, mortgage relevant to housing and construction industry
What are the nomination requirements?
Task Force members will be appointed by Executive Council through nominations via the Minister of Family and Human Services.
Will I get paid?
You will not get paid to attend meetings.
What is the time commitment of the council?
The Task Force will meet 3-4 times during the strategy development phase which is expected to be completed by Spring 2018. Additional meetings may be held at the call of the Chair.
|Name||County||Term Start||Term End|
|John Horrelt, Chair||Queens||Dec 19, 2017||June 30, 2018|
|Karen Brodeur||Dec 19, 2017||June 30, 2018|
|Robert Haggis||Kings||Dec 19, 2017||June 30, 2018|
|Terry Hennessey||Queens||Dec 19, 2017||June 30, 2018|
|Bruce MacDougall||Prince||Dec 19, 2017||June 30, 2018|
|Christina MacLeod||Queens||Dec 19, 2017||June 30, 2018|
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.
Who can I contact?
If you have questions about the application process or would like some support on preparing an application, please contact Mary Acorn (Program Analyst with the Department of Family & Human Services) at 902-368-6185 or firstname.lastname@example.org.