Family and Human Services

About us

The Department of Family and Human Services supports Islanders in need and helps them to become more self-reliant.

Services provided directly or in partnership with community organizations include: financial assistance, housing supports, child protection and disability support. The department supports the Seniors Secretariat which ensures seniors have a strong voice in government.

Some of the priorities in this mandate are to:

  • Lead the development of a comprehensive poverty reduction strategy
  • Review and update support programs
  • Ensure that housing supports are meeting current and future needs
  • Participate in the development of a long term mental health and addictions strategy
  • Work with other departments to ensure that Islanders with the greatest needs are being served

Learn more about our department



Family and Human Services department logo
Minister's Office
(902) 368-6520
(902) 368-4740
Deputy Minister
Director of Planning, Policy and Innovation
Administrative Assistant to the Minister and the Deputy Minister
Senior Communications Advisor

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