Poverty Reduction Council

The Prince Edward Island Poverty Reduction Council (the ‘Council’) is responsible 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 provides advice to the Minister Responsible for Poverty Reduction, and support to local community networks. The multi-sectoral Council is made up of 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, however, expenses to attend meetings are covered.

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.

Poverty Reduction Council - Members
Name
County
Term Start
Term End
Andrea MacDonald, chair
Queens County
Jan 30, 2019
Dec 31, 2021
Scott Annear
Kings Co
Jan 30, 2019
Dec 31, 2021
Roma Arsenault
Queens Co
Jan 30, 2019
Dec 31, 2021
Paxton Caseley
Queens Co
Jan 30, 2019
Dec 31, 2021
Don MacEachern
Prince Co
Jan 30, 2019
Dec 31, 2021
Polly Rice
Prince Co
Jan 30 2019
Dec 31, 2021
Lor St. Onge
Queens Co
Jan 30, 2019
Dec 31, 2021
Jenny Wood
Queens Co
Jan 30, 2019
Dec 31, 2021
Regina Younker
Queens Co
Jan 30, 2019
Dec 31, 2021

The following appointments to the Council are at pleasure:

  • Deputy minister, Family and Human Services, co-chair;
  • Deputy minister, Education, Early Learning and Culture;
  • Deputy minister, Health and Wellness; and
  • Deputy minister, Workforce and Advanced Learning

How can I apply? 

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

 

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 7, 2019
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

DeptECO@gov.pe.ca

Learning Partners Advisory Council Inquiries:
LPAC@gov.pe.ca 

Engage PEI Inquiries: 
engagepei@gov.pe.ca 

Visit Engage PEI to learn more about serving as a member of an agency, board or commission (ABC).
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