About the Seniors' Secretariat

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The PEI Seniors’ Secretariat is a body created to provide policy and program advice to government and other organizations to improve the quality of life for seniors. The Seniors’ Secretariat also develops and supports public education efforts about issues of importance to seniors and gathers information and research on related issues.

The Secretariat has several priority areas for action:

  • Projects which promote positive images of aging and support active living
  • Age-friendly community projects
  • Home First / Age in Place Projects
  • Projects which reduce social isolation

Who serves on the Seniors' Secretariat?

Members at large are appointed from among individuals who apply through Engage PEI.

Current Membership

Audrey Morris, Chair - Member at large
Peter Holman, Vice Chair - Age-Friendly PEI
Sr. Norma Gallant - Member at large
Grace Blackette - Member at large
Alméda Thibodeau - Les Francophones l'age d'or de l'Î.P.EI.
Roseanne Sark - Mi'kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island
Anne MacEwen - National Association of Federal Retirees
Dr. Joanne Stewart - Dental Association of Prince Edward Island
Debbie Mullen Campbell - PEI Senior Citizens Federation
Lorna Jenkins - Hospice Palliative Care Association of PEI
Louise Weeks - PEI Women's Institute
Crystal Praught - Provincial Geriatric Program
Devon Broome - ResourceAbilities


Staff Resource: Office of Seniors

Who is the minister responsible?

The minister responsible is the Minister of Social Development and Seniors.

Contact Information

PEI Seniors Secretariat
Hailey Arsenault
Office of Seniors
Telephone: (902) 368-3785
Toll-free: 1-866-770-0588 
Email: hmbarsenault@ihis.org

Date de publication : 
le 23 Juin 2023