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.

Current Membership

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.

Contact Information

PEI Seniors Secretariat
Mary Driscoll
Office of Seniors
Telephone: (902) 620-3785
Toll-free: 1-866-770-0588 
Email: midriscoll@gov.pe.ca

Published date: 
June 29, 2021
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