About the Seniors' Secretariat
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.
Paul H. Schurman, Chairperson - Seniors United Network
Isabelle Christian, Vice Chairperson - Member at large
Dr. Joanne Stewart - Dental Association of Prince Edward Island
Pieter Valkenburg - Royal Canadian Legion
Shirley Pierce - National Association of Federal Retirees
Farida Chishti - Women's Institute
Elaine Campbell, Provincial Geriatric Program
Winnie Fraser MacKay - Canadian Pensioners Concerned
Alméda Thibodeau - Les Francophones l’age d’or de l’Î.P.E.
Alma MacDougall - Mi’kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island
Sr. Norma Gallant - PEI Senior Citizens' Federation
Lorna Jenkins - Hospice Palliative Care Association of PEI
Audrey Morris - Member at large
Staff Resource: Office of Seniors
Who is the minister responsible?
The minister responsible is the Minister of Social Development and Housing.
PEI Seniors Secretariat
Office of Seniors
Telephone: (902) 620-3785