Oct
15
2020

Community organizations get more support

Community organizations get more support

The provincial government is increasing funding for non-government organizations that provide community-based supports and services to help Islanders. 

“Now more than ever, the supports that these organizations provide are critical for Islanders. We know there is an added strain for these organizations to operate during COVID-19, and I am very pleased that this money will support new projects and program development that will continue to meet the diverse needs of Islanders.”

-  Social Development and Housing Minister Ernie Hudson

A total of one million dollars is being invested in community organizations to assist them in delivering important services to Islanders in need across the province. Funding has already been allocated for several organizations as the Department of Social Development and Housing continues to work with a number of other organizations to fund their operations and initiatives that support Islanders.  

Some of the organizations receiving financial support include: 

  • Brain Injury Association of PEI 
  • Camp Gencheff 
  • Canadian Mental Health Association (PEI Division)
  • Community Foundation
  • Community Sector Network
  • Gifts from the Heart Inc.
  • PEERS Alliance
  • PEI Association for Community Living
  • PEI Citizen Advocacy 
  • PEI Council of People with Disabilities
  • Transportation West Inc.

“We were pleased to receive the funding,” said Marcia Caroll, Executive Director of the PEI Council of Peoples with Disabilities. “We’ve come up with an innovative idea that needs research and planning. This stream of funding provides us with the resources needed to explore partnerships and shared spaces that address our affordable, accessible housing needs.”

The funding was included in the Prince Edward Island 2020-21 provincial operating budget. 

To be connected to community social supports and services in your area, please call 2-1-1 or visit www.pe.211.ca 

Media contact:
Spencer Lee
Senior Communications Officer
Department of Social Development and Housing
snlee@gov.pe.ca

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

DeptSDH@gov.pe.ca