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
  • Landlord
  • 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. 

Housing Supply Task Force - Members
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 mracorn@gov.pe.ca.


Published date: 
January 4, 2018
Executive Council Office

General Inquiries

Executive Council Office
5th Floor, Shaw Building
95 Rochford Street
P.O. Box 2000,
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

General Inquiries:
Phone: 902-368-4502
Fax: 902-368-6118


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