Victim Services Advisory Committee

The purpose of this Board is to consult with the Minister in an effort to help and protect those that have been victimized by crime.

What are the functions of the organization?

The Committee shall:

  • (a) review existing laws, policies and procedures and recommend changes to benefit victims;
  • (b) assist law enforcement agencies, social agencies and other organizations with the development of guidelines that promote the principles set out in the Act relating to their role in respect of victims;
  • (c) assist with establishing and updating procedures for the handling of complaints by victims;
  • (d) assist with the research, development and distribution of information pertaining to the needs, rights and concerns of victims;
  • (e) provide opportunities for research, discussion, and resolution of issues of concern to victims; and
  • (f) advise on other matters that the Minister may refer to the Committee for consideration.

Primary Role:  Non-adjudicative

Material Role:  Advisory 

How many people are in the organization?

The Committee shall consist of not less than nine and not more than fifteen members appointed by the Minister. The Committee shall include representatives of Crown attorneys, court clerks, probation services, law enforcement agencies, the Law Society of PEI, community organizations and the general public.

What are the requirements of organization members?

Work & Experience Requirements
Experience with law is recommended.

What are the requirements for nomination?

Statutory Nomination Requirements
The Minister shall appoint all members.

Will I get paid?

No remuneration

What is the time commitment of the organization?

Not a large time commitment.

Each member shall be appointed to the Committee for a term of not more than three years and may be reappointed for a second term.

Victim Services Advisory Board - Members
Name County Term Start Term End

Melissa Coffin, representing
PEI Association of Newcomers to Canada

Queens County Mar 2, 2016 Mar 1, 2019

Lori St. Onge, representing
The Aboriginal Community

Queens County Oct 25, 2016 Oct 25, 2019

Kerrilee MacConnell, representing
Court Clerks

Queens County Dec 19, 2017 Dec 19, 2020

Gary Trainor, representing
Probation Services

Queens County Mar 4, 2018 Mar 4, 2021

Sr. Norma Gallant, representing
Francophone Community

Prince County Feb 21, 2018 Feb 21, 2021

Cathy Chaisson, representing
The Law Society of PEI

Queens County Apr 9, 2016 Apr 9, 2019

Deputy Chief Brad MacConnell, representing
The PEI Association of Chiefs of Police

Queens County Oct 25, 2016 Oct 25, 2019

Deborah Langston, representing
PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women

Queens County Feb 21, 2018 Feb 21, 2021

Sgt. Hank Pollard, representing
RCMP "L" Division

Queens County Oct 25, 2016 Oct 25, 2019

Eileen Conboy, representing
PEI Rape and Sexual Assault Centre

Queens County Sep 4, 2015 Sep 4, 2018

Jeffrey MacDonald, representing
Crown Attorneys

Queens County Sep 4, 2015 Sep 4, 2018

Jeannine Carver, representing
Child and Family Services

Queens County Dec 19, 2017 Dec 19, 2020

Cindy Banks, representing
PEI Family Violence Prevention Services Inc.

Queens County Dec 19, 2017 Dec 19, 2020

Eliza MacLauchlan, representing
Community Legal Information Association

Queens County Feb 21, 2018 Feb 21, 2021

Kate Dempsey, representing
a member of the public

Queens County Oct 25, 2016 Oct 25, 2019


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 for more information?

Contact Victim Services in your area:

Victim Services: Queens and Kings County
1 Harbourside Access Road
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
Telephone: (902) 368‑4582


Victim Services: Prince County
263 Heather Moyse Drive
Suite 19, 2nd Floor
Summerside, PE   C1N 5P1
Telephone: (902) 888‑8218


Published date: 
March 1, 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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