Seniors Independence Initiative

The Seniors Independence Initiative provides financial assistance for practical services making it easier for seniors to remain in their own homes and communities.

Help is available for services such as light housing keeping, meal preparation, or snow removal and complements supports provided to seniors by Home Care or family members for daily unmet needs.   

Who can apply?

Applicants must:

  • be 65 years of age or older;
  • live independently or with a spouse;
  • have a net household income of up to $32,753.00 for a single person or up to $41,970.00 for a couple - as defined by line 236 on CRA Notice of Assessment;
  • have combined assets not greater than $100,000 excluding primary residence, land and vehicles.

Where can I find an application?

Download the application or pick up a paper copy at any Access PEI Office. Please call 1-877-569-0546 for assistance in completing the application.

What happens after I apply?

You will be contacted by our staff and an assessment will be done to determine your individual or household needs.

What services are funded?

Services include:

  • Light house keeping
  • Home Maintenance
  • Snow removal
  • Grass cutting
  • Transportation
  • Communication
  • Lifeline Medical Alert System

Contact Information

To submit applications digitally, or for more information on program eligibility, please email 
For assistance in completing the application, call toll-free:1-877-569-0546

Published date: 
November 22, 2022
Social Development and Housing

General Inquiries

Department of Social Development and Housing
2nd Floor, Jones Building
11 Kent Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-620-3777
Toll-free: 1-866-594-3777
Fax: 902-368-4740