Give input to Poverty Reduction in PEI

Islanders’ experiences and thoughts about poverty are needed to help develop a collaborative, province-wide poverty reduction plan.

Poverty is a community challenge – responding to poverty is a community responsibility.  Individuals, families, communities, non-governmental organizations, academia, service and faith organizations and all levels of government must work together to support those in need. 

Government is committed to creating a collaborative Poverty Reduction Action Plan to address poverty on Prince Edward Island. The action plan will build on existing community strengths and will focus on housing, employment, food, education, health, inclusion and community capacity building.

Give your input

The survey will be open until May 25, 2018. Your responses will remain confidential. Paper copies are available at Access PEI locations and Public Libraries. If you would like a paper copy mailed to you, please contact us (see below).

Service Provider Survey

We also want to hear from service providers who work with and/or support people living in poverty.  There is a survey specifically for service providers to share thoughts and experiences.  This is available online only and will be open until May 25, 2018.

A Public Engagement Approach
A poster that illustrates how the PEI Poverty Reduction Action Plan will be informed. Small groups, an online public survey, service providers survey and public meetings will take place.
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The Poverty Reduction Advisory Council, made up of 12 community members, is guiding the process. We are using a whole-of-community collaborative approach. This will make sure the action plan addresses the needs of Islanders. Our process will bring together:

  • those affected by poverty
  • community members
  • not-for-profit groups
  • private sector
  • other government sectors
  • academia and researchers

We need to learn from Islanders’ experiences with and thoughts about poverty. Most importantly, we need to listen to and incorporate the ideas of individuals, families and communities as we collaboratively develop a path forward.

Background Documents

Download the PEI Poverty Reduction Discussion Paper that provides background and explains how the action plan will be developed.

Fact sheets provide background information on poverty issues, including:

How will input be used?

The ideas and feedback of individuals, families and communities will inform the action plan.

Stay connected

Send us an email to the address below to receive regular updates.


Telephone: (902) 368-6185
Toll-free: 1-866-594-3777

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General Inquiries

Department of Family and Human Services
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