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Seniors' Secretariat

The PEI Seniors’ Secretariat is an advisory 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.

Members of the 2016 Secretariat

Mary Hughes - Chairperson

Dr. Joanne Stewart - Dental Association of Prince Edward Island

Pieter Valkenburg - Royal Canadian Legion

Shirley Pierce - National Association of Federal Retirees

Carol Connick - Women's Institute

Jackie Doran-MacLeod - Health PEI

Winnie Fraser MacKay - National Pensioners Federation

Alméda Thibodeau - Les Francophones l’age d’or de l’Î.P.E.

Alma Macdougall - Mi’kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island

Paul H. Schurman - Seniors United Network

Sr. Norma Gallant - PEI Senior Citizens' Federation

Jodi Swan - Hospice Palliative Care Association of PEI

Isabelle Christian

Audrey Margaret Morris

Staff Resource: Catherine Freeze - Office of Seniors


Publications of the Seniors' Secretariat

Annual progress reports

A Portrait of Island Seniors

The Seniors' Secretariat gathers information and collects research to guide the development of program and policy advice. A Portrait of Island Seniors presents updated information on the health, finances, housing and demographics of Island seniors.

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