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911 for hard of hearing working well
An emergency is not a good time to test whether a system is working properly. The PEI Chapter of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) wanted to make sure the province’s Text with 911 program, which began last fall, was working like a well-oiled machine. Turns out it is. Members of CHHA...
Je m’appelle Olivia et je suis Canadienne
Olivia Lewis est née en Chine, mais a passé presque toute sa vie à l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard. Lors d’un séjour en Chine il y a quelques années, elle a travaillé comme bénévole dans un orphelinat appelé Starfish. À l’âge de 11 ans, elle s’inscrit au programme Jeunes millionnaires francophones et...
Unique experiences lend an important perspective
Supporting Island Families -, Jeff Brant wants Prince Edward Island’s education system to work for every child – especially Indigenous children. “When I came to PEI in grade 10, I was one of two indigenous people at Kensington High School,” said the former resident of Tyendinaga First Nation in...
Cashin family enjoying a peaceful PEI life
From his office overlooking St. Peter’s Bay, Michael Cashin says moving to Prince Edward Island was the absolute best choice for him and his family. The former Ontario resident runs his own businesses out of the community centre in the former St. Peter’s School. He lives with his wife Juliana and...
Giving children the best start
Supporting Island Families -, In five decades as an early childhood educator, Alice Taylor has learned that helping a family helps a child. Taylor runs a local version of a Canada-wide program called Handle with Care, which promotes the mental health of young children. She was pleased when the...
Making life better for Island seniors
Strengthening Mental Health Services -, When the Province of Prince Edward Island advertised the new position of seniors' health principal advisor, Dr. Michael Corman couldn’t believe his luck. Corman and his wife Tara fell in love with the Island while on vacation in 2015 and soon began...
Children’s lawyer hits the ground running
Supporting Island Families -, Catherine Chaisson already had three cases on her desk when she arrived for her first day of work as the province’s new children’s lawyer. Chaisson, a Dalhousie-educated lawyer, has spent most of her career working with families in conflict. She realizes her new...