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
Staff Resource: Catherine Freeze - Office of Seniors
Publications of the Seniors' Secretariat
Annual progress reports
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.