The Department of Social Development and Seniors supports Islanders most in need and helps promote resiliency through community partnerships and programs.
Services provided directly or in partnership with community organizations include: financial assistance, child and family services and supports for people living with disabilities. The department supports the Seniors Secretariat which ensures that the voices of Island seniors are heard by government.
Some of the priorities in this mandate are to:
Lead the development of a comprehensive poverty elimination strategy
Review and update social support programs
Contribute 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