Island voices sought for new Rural Communities Council 

Islanders with an interest in the social and economic progress of rural Prince Edward Island are invited to help guide the province through a newly-formed Rural Communities Council.

Building on the work done by the Island’s four regional economic advisory councils, the new council will collaborate with communities, industry and interest groups to promote community development opportunities that support regional growth. The four regional groups were united after previous chairs and members said there would be tremendous benefit in sharing their efforts on common issues.

“The Islanders who serve on this new provincial council will support a progressive future for all of Prince Edward Island by ensuring the rural point of view is considered when we look at social and economic development."

- Fisheries and Communities Minister Jamie Fox

The Rural Communities Council will include eight to twelve people from across the province with a mandate to advise government on matters impacting rural PEI through engagement with industry, academia and government partners on issues related to people, communities, wellness and the environment.

Islanders interested in serving on the new council can apply through Engage PEI by February 8, 2020. 

“I want to thank the province’s Regional Economic Advisory Councils and the people who have served on them for their great work, input and dedication. Their work will continue through the Rural Communities Council and its commitment to rural PEI,” said Minister Fox.

More information, visit Rural Communities Council

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