Social Development and Seniors
The Department of Social Development and Seniors supports Islanders in need and helps them to become more self-reliant.
Services provided directly or in partnership with community organizations include: financial assistance, 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 elimination strategy
- Review and update support programs
- Work with other departments to ensure that Islanders with the greatest needs are being served