Poverty Reduction Action Plan for PEI
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.
Poverty Reduction Advisory Council
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
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 poverty is measured (811KB)
- Trends in low income (1.3MB)
- Demographics of low income (990KB)
- Employment trends (711KB)
- Food insecurity (976KB)
- Housing trends (923KB)
Public Engagement Process
Islanders' experiences and thoughts about poverty were gathered throughout the spring of 2018 as part of a public engagement process to help develop a collaborative, province-wide poverty reduction action plan. Activities included:
- Public survey
- Service provider survey
- Small group conversations with people with lived experience and service providers
- Community conversations that were open to the public
How will input be used?
The ideas and feedback of individuals, families and communities gathered during the public engagement process will inform the action plan.
Send us an email to the address below to receive regular updates.
Telephone: (902) 368-6185