Rural development programs continue to support Islanders in rural areas

Through the department of Fisheries and Communities, the provincial government continues to work with and support people in rural communities across PEI throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since March, more than $2 million has been invested to deliver 70 projects in various rural areas on PEI.   

“Our rural areas are extremely important to the overall wellbeing of the Island economy, and I am proud to be a part of a government that is committed to supporting Islanders living in rural areas. I am pleased that I’ve been able to get out and see for myself the improvements that are being made in our rural communities.”

- Fisheries and Communities Minister Jamie Fox

Rural and regional development investments are provided by programs such as the Community Capacity Program, Community Revitalization Program, Rural Jobs Initiative, and the Economic Growth Program.

“Through ongoing collaboration with the federal government and community partners, we will continue to support infrastructure, employment, and economic growth in rural areas of the province,” said Minister Fox.

For more information, visit: Rural and Regional Development Programs.

Media contact:    
Kip Ready
Department of Fisheries and Communities

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