About the Seniors' Secretariat
The PEI Seniors’ Secretariat is a body created to provide policy and program advice to government and other organizations to improve the quality of life for seniors. The Seniors’ Secretariat also develops and supports public education efforts about issues of importance to seniors and gathers information and research on related issues.
The Secretariat has several priority areas for action:
- Projects which promote positive images of aging and support active living
- Age-friendly community projects
- Home First / Age in Place Projects
- Projects which reduce social isolation
Who serves on the Seniors' Secretariat?
Members at large are appointed from among individuals who apply through Engage PEI.
Isabelle Christian, Chairperson - Member at large
Audrey Morris, Vice Chair - Member at large
Sr. Norma Gallant - Engage PEI
Claude Blaquiere - Les Francophones l’age d’or de l’Î.P.E.
Vacant - Mi’kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island
Shirley Pierce - National Association of Federal Retirees
Dr. Joanne Stewart - Dental Association of Prince Edward Island
Cathy Hellmich - PEI Senior Citizens Federation
Lorna Jenkins - Hospice Palliative Care Association of PEI
Farida Chishti - PEI Women's Institute
Elaine Campbell, Provincial Geriatric Program
Devon Broome - PEI Council of People with Disabilities
Peter Holman - Age-Friendly Community Committee of Summerside
Staff Resource: Office of Seniors
Who is the minister responsible?
The minister responsible is the Minister of Social Development and Housing.
PEI Seniors Secretariat
Office of Seniors
Telephone: (902) 620-3785