Poverty Reduction Council
The Prince Edward Island Poverty Reduction Council (the ‘Council’) is being created to oversee the implementation and monitoring of the collaborative Poverty Reduction Action Plan (2019-2024).
What is the function of the Council?
In overseeing the implementation of the Poverty Reduction Action Plan, the Council will provide advice to the Minister Responsible for Poverty Reduction, and provide support to local community networks. The multi-sectoral Council will comprise people knowledgeable of, and committed to, the plan’s vision and guiding principles. The establishment of the Council recognizes that successful implementation of the Poverty Reduction Plan depends on active community participation and collaboration to maximize supports and services for Islanders.
How many people are on the Council?
The Poverty Reduction Council will have a minimum of 12 members: four provincial government representatives and at least eight members who bring a diverse range of knowledge, experience, expertise and executive leadership related to implementing solutions to complex issues.
What are the requirements of Council members?
Each Council member is required to possess the ability to represent one or more of the following perspectives, or contribute the following skills:
• knowledge of poverty and its impact, with a particular focus on social and economic inclusion
• lived experience
• rural and urban
• corporate and not-for-profit
• service provider
• board experience
• decision making capabilities
• financial acumen
What are the nomination requirements?
Poverty Reduction Council members will be appointed by Executive Council.
Will I get paid?
You will not get paid to attend meetings. You will get expenses covered to attend meetings.
What is the time commitment of the Council?
The Poverty Reduction Council will meet monthly during the start-up phase and quarterly thereafter. Additional meetings may be held at the call of the co-chairs.
How can I apply?
If you would like to serve as a member of the Poverty Reduction Action Council, or any other provincial government agency, board, or commission (ABC), you can apply online through Engage PEI. Deadline to apply is Thursday, December 6th.
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.