Social Action Plan to Reduce PovertyThe purpose of Prince Edward Island's first Social Action Plan to Reduce Poverty is to protect the most vulnerable members of our society. The plan includes two core goals to reduce poverty: to support people to move out of poverty by strengthening their educational and economic opportunities and their participation in the labour force; and to protect and enhance the standard of living and quality of life for those unable to participate in the labour force. The plan also maps out how we can achieve further progress on these goals over the next three years. New investments will be made to prevent and reduce poverty - and programs and services in many areas will be reviewed and improved to better meet the needs of Islanders. Poverty is a challenge that faces each and every one of us and we all have a responsibility to help shape a caring, inclusive society, to end the isolation of men and women who are experiencing poverty, and to support and welcome them to become full and participating members of our communities.
2014 Progress Report on the Prince Edward Island Social Action Plan
This report outlines achievements in areas including housing, income support, early learning and education, employment supports and services, health, family supports, and social inclusion and participation made during the second year of the Social Action Plan.
2013 Progress Report on the Prince Edward Island Social Action Plan
The province’s first Social Action Plan was released in May 2012. This report provides an update on the progress made through the Social Action Plan during the first year.
2012 Prince Edward Island Social Action Plan to Reduce Poverty
- Discussion Paper - Preventing and Reducing Poverty in Prince Edward Island: A Strategy for Engagement
- Summary Paper - Preventing and Reducing Poverty in Prince Edward Island: A Strategy for Engagement (English)
- Summary Paper - Preventing and Reducing Poverty in Prince Edward Island: A Strategy for Engagement (French)
Prince Edward Island's first Social Action Plan to Reduce Poverty was delivered by Minister of Community Services and Seniors Valerie E. Docherty on May 30, 2012.