Nov
22
2018

Islanders invited to serve on the poverty-reduction council

Supporting Island families

Islanders are invited to help implement the Poverty Reduction Action Plan by providing advice to government and support to community networks on initiatives that will help those who need it most. 

The Poverty Reduction Council will monitor the delivery of 67 concrete action items over five years and a $68 million investment focused on improving housing, food, employment and well-being.  Islanders can apply to join the council through Engage PEI until December 6.

   
“We need the voices and efforts of people from all walks of life coming together - community partners and other levels of governments to help empower all Islanders to be healthy and self-sufficient,” said Family and Human Services Minister Tina Mundy. “I look forward to the council’s advice to government and to the engagement of communities across the province.”     

The action plan, Belonging and Thriving, has four main goals: to help Islanders in need; to support the most vulnerable; to build on our supportive communities and partners; and, improving the well-being of children and youth.  

The Poverty Reduction Action Plan builds on recent government initiatives to reduce poverty such as the Housing Action Plan, AccessAbility Supports, Social Assistance Renewal, Seniors Health and Wellness Action Plan and Early Learning and Child Care Investments.

To learn more visit, Poverty Reduction Action Plan.

Media contact:
Bobbi Jo Walker
Department of Family and Human Services
902-213-4507
bjwalker@gov.pe.ca 


 

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