Poverty Reduction Advisory Council

The Prince Edward Island Poverty Reduction Advisory Council will provide advice and assistance to Government towards the development of a collaborative Poverty Reduction Strategy for PEI. Development of the strategy will be led by the Department of Family and Human Services but will include active participation from government departments, municipal government partners, community and service organizations, non-government organizations, the business community, and interested Islanders. The strategy will focus on housing, food and employment. 

What is the function of the council?

The Council will advise and assist Government with the development of a Poverty Reduction Strategy. Council members will bring diverse views and experiences for consideration of the multiple factors that contribute to poverty in PEI. In addition, the Council will also focus on and identify opportunities for short-term action.  

The development of the Strategy will recognize and build on the considerable knowledge, capacity and compassion of Islanders across the Province and the many not-for-profit, non-governmental and service organizations that play a considerable role in supporting individuals, families and communities on a regular basis.   Through an engagement process, the Strategy will be developed collaboratively with these groups and individuals, as well as leaders in the private and corporate sectors plus municipal government partners.     

How many people are on the council?

The Council will have a minimum of eight community members who bring a broad range of perspectives and lived experiences related to poverty.

What are the requirements of council members?

Ability to represent one or more of the following diverse perspectives:

  • Lived experience of low income/ social exclusion
  • Disability
  • Rural /urban, pan PEI
  • Municipal
  • Business/ employer
  • Service provider to persons experiencing low income/ social isolation
  • Indigenous
  • Acadian and Francophone
  • Academic
  • Newcomer

What are the nomination requirements?

Appointments to the council shall be made by the Minister of Family & Human Services and endorsed by Executive Council.

Will I get paid?

While there is no honoraria provided for meetings, members may be eligible for a travel allowance and caregiver costs to attend meetings and events.

What is the time commitment of the council?

The Council will meet every 4-6 weeks during the strategy development phase which is expected to end by late Fall 2018.  Additional meetings may be held at the call of the Chair.

Poverty Reduction Advisory Council - Members
Name County Term Start Term End
Roxanne Carter-Thompson, Chair Queens Jan 30, 2018 Dec 31, 2018
Marcia Carroll Queens Jan 30, 2018 Dec 31, 2018
Richard Deveau Queens Jan 30, 2018 Dec 31, 2018
Dr. Gulrose Jiwani Queens Jan 30, 2018 Dec 31, 2018
Pamela Large Moran Queens Jan 30, 2018 Dec 31, 2018
Andrea MacDonald Queens Jan 30, 2018 Dec 31, 2018
Ray Murphy Queens Jan 30, 2018 Dec 31, 2018
Dave Poirier Prince Jan 30, 2018 Dec 31, 2018
Tayte Willows Queens Jan 30, 2018 Dec 31, 2018
Regina Younker Queens Jan 30, 2018 Dec 31, 2018
Marilyn LeFrank Queens Jan 30, 2018 Dec 31, 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.


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: 
February 12, 2018
Executive Council

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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