Canadian Social Research Links

Prince Edward Island

Sites de recherche sociale au Canada

Île-du-Prince-Édouard

Updated December 4, 2016
Page révisée le 4 décembre 2016

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- April 6, 2014
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Campaign 2000 releases 2016 Report Card
http://campaign2000.ca/490-2/
November 24, 2016
Campaign 2000 released its 2016 annual Report Card on Child and Family Poverty in Canada on Thursday, November 24, in Ottawa. This date marks 27 years since the unanimous House of Commons’ resolution to end child poverty in Canada and seven years after the entire House of Commons voted “to develop an immediate plan to end poverty for all in Canada.”

Press Release (English)
http://campaign2000.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2016Campaign2000NationalMediaReleaseENGLISH.pdf

Communiqué - Français
http://campaign2000.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2016Campaign2000NationalMediaReleaseFRENCH.pdf

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Complete report (English) (PDF - 1.9MB, 20 pages)
http://campaign2000.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Campaign2000NationalReportCard2016Eng.pdf
The 2016 national report card, A Road Map to Eradicate Child & Family Poverty, highlights the compelling reasons why the federal government needs to adopt a child and family poverty reduction lens on all policy, program and spending decisions.
NOTE : The complete report is available in English only.)

Source:
Campaign 2000
http://campaign2000

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The national report card release corresponds with several Campaign 2000 partners releasing provincial report cards on child and family poverty in the following cities:

Vancouver, British Columbia

Regina, Saskatoon

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Toronto, Ontario

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Saint John, New Brunswick

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
http://campaign2000.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/PEIReportCard2016.pdf

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Campaign 2000 Infographic : Issues and Solutions (small PDF file)
http://campaign2000.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/NationalC2000Infographic2016.pdf


Average Rent Prices for September 2016
with Data Provided for 20 Canadian Cities
- avg. rents for studio/bachelor - 1-2-3bedrooms

New report on rents in various communities across Canada
http://www.rentseeker.ca/blog/index.php/newly-updated-rental-data-shows-average-rents-for-20-canadian-cities/2917
News Release
September 14, 2016
By the RentSeeker Team
Canada’s Leading Real Estate Listing Website and Apartment Finder, published newly updated rental data in what’s become it’s [sic] highly popular Infographic format, which has become a popular resource for renters, landlords, economists, and journalists which shows Average Rent Prices for September 2016 with data provided for 20 Canadian cities. (Click the link above to select an apartment size and one of the 20 Canadian cities below, in no particular order.)

* Toronto : http://www.rentseeker.ca/Toronto.aspx * Lethbridge : http://www.rentseeker.ca/Lethbridge.aspx
   
* Ottawa : http://www.rentseeker.ca/Ottawa.aspx * Hamilton : http://www.rentseeker.ca/Hamilton.aspx
   

* Calgary : http://www.rentseeker.ca/Calgary.aspx

* Mississauga : http://www.rentseeker.ca/Mississauga.aspx
   
* Montreal : http://www.rentseeker.ca/Montreal.aspx

Niagara Falls : http://www.rentseeker.ca/Niagara_Falls.aspx

   
* Edmonton : http://www.rentseeker.ca/Edmonton.aspx

* Oshawa : http://www.rentseeker.ca/Oshawa.aspx

   

* Vancouver : http://www.rentseeker.ca/Vancouver.aspx

* Burnaby : http://www.rentseeker.ca/Burnaby.aspx

   

* Kingston : http://www.rentseeker.ca/Kingston.aspx

* Brampton : http://www.rentseeker.ca/Brampton.aspx

   

* London : http://www.rentseeker.ca/London.aspx

* St. Catharines : http://www.rentseeker.ca/St._Catharines.aspx

   

* Sarnia : http://www.rentseeker.ca/Sarnia.aspx

* Halifax : http://www.rentseeker.ca/Halifax.aspx

   

* Windsor : http://www.rentseeker.ca/Windsor.aspx

 

Source:
RentSeeker.ca
– Canada’s Leading Real Estate Listing Website and Apartment Finder
http://www.rentseeker.ca/

Prince Edward Island : May 4, 2015

Elections Prince Edward Island
http://www.electionspei.ca/

nnPEI Provincial Election
http://www.electionalmanac.com/ea/prince-edward-island/

CBC : PEI Votes
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island

Liberals win majority in P.E.I. election
Government accountability a theme during four-week campaign
http://www.cbc.ca/news/elections/prince-edward-island-votes/liberals-win-majority-in-p-e-i-election-1.3059660
May 04, 2015

- Go to the Prince Edward Island Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/pebkmrk.htm

From the
Caledon Institute of Social Policy:

Social Assistance Summaries 2014 (PDF - 235KB, 49 pages)
http://www.caledoninst.org/Publications/PDF/1062ENG.pdf
Anne Makhoul, March 2015

The informative Social Assistance Statistical Report [ http://publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2011/rhdcc-hrsdc/HS25-2-2008-eng.pdf ], published by the federal and provincial/territorial governments, was last released in 2010 and presented 2008 data. In its place, the Caledon Institute will publish a Social Assistance Summaries series as part of its web-based Canada Social Report, which will be operational in spring 2015. In the interim, this publication offers an advance viewing of 12 of Canada’s 13 provincial and territorial Social Assistance programs. Material from Nunavut was not available in time to be included in this paper.
A summary was prepared for each province and territory with input and feedback from government representatives in every jurisdiction. All reports include program descriptions and data on the number of social assistance cases and recipients dating, in most jurisdictions, from 1997 to 2014. The summaries will be updated annually.

Source:
Caledon Institute of Social Policy
http://www.caledoninst.org/

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Current and Forthcoming Minimum Hourly Wage Rates for Adult Workers in Canada
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Source :
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Hotlinks
The links below will take you directly to the following
PEI government and non-governmental web pages:

Government Home Page

Government Guide - (departments, agencies, publications)
Executive Council
Environment, Labour and Justice
Finance, Energy and Municipal Affairs
PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Community Services and Seniors
Health and Wellness
Office of the Legislative Counsel (Statutes and Regulations)
Auditor-General
Education and Early Childhood Development
Human Rights Commission

Government Telephone and E-mail Directory
Government of PEI News Releases

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Atlantic Institute for Market Studies
University of Prince Edward Island

 

 


Prince Edward Island
Provincial Election Resources

Source:
Election Almanac
- complete coverage of federal, provincial and territorial elections in Canada including election results, public opinion polls, ridings and candidates, election news, electoral history, links, and more

- Go to the Political Parties and Elections Links in Canada (Provinces and Territories) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/politics_prov_terr.htm

 

 

Key welfare links

Department responsible for welfare
Community Services and Seniors

Name of the welfare program
Social Assistance
(formerly Welfare Assistance)

Legislation
Social Assistance Act (PDF file - 488K, 10 pages)
- General Regulations (PDF file - 552K, 25 pages)
Source:
Statutes and Regulations of Prince Edward Island

Policy Manual
Social Assistance Policy Manual

Welfare statistics
See Social Assistance caseload/beneficiary statistics and expenditure information, 1997 to 2014 - this link takes you to a section of the Key Welfare Links page of this site. UPDATED APRIL 1, 2015
Community Services and Seniors Annual Report
for the Fiscal Year April 2011 to March 2012
(PDF - 3.9MB, 31 pages) ===> see page 17 for caseload and beneficiary stats for 2009-2010 to 2011-2012
Number of People on Welfare,
March 1995 to March 2005
(PDF file - 133K, 1 page)
Source: National Council of Welfare

Welfare rates (benefits)
See sections 5 & 6 of the
Social Assistance Policy Manual

(Basic and Special Need Items)

Latest search results on Google.ca for
"welfare, -child, -animal, Prince Edward Island"
- Web search results
- News search results
- Blog search results

Related Links
* Preventing and Reducing Poverty in PEI - A strategy for engagement - July 2011
* 2007-2008 Social Services and Seniors Annual Report (PDF - 967K, 37 pages)
Published May 12, 2009
[ earlier annual reports and other departmental publications ]




For more information about welfare in other Canadian jurisdictions,
see the
Canadian Social Research Links Key Provincial/Territorial Welfare Links page


Government Home Page

Government Guide - links to departments, agencies, publications 
Government Telephone and E-mail Directory

Government of PEI News Releases- What's New, Releases by Dept. 

Keyword Search - bottom left-hand corner of any page 

Statutes - Listed alphabetically and by Department 

Guaranteed livable income plan possible, Ghiz confirms:
Premier would like to see P.E.I. as centre of pilot project

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/guaranteed-livable-income-plan-possible-ghiz-confirms-1.2597948
April 4, 2014
P.E.I. Premier Robert Ghiz says he doesn't expect he will discuss the idea of a guaranteed livable income with the current federal government. (CBC)
Premier Robert Ghiz says he'd like to see P.E.I. become the site of a pilot project for a guaranteed livable income in Canada.
The idea has been brought up by various community groups, but this is the first endorsement by the provincial government.

Source:
CBC News

http://www.cbc.ca/news/


Prince Edward Island's poverty reduction strategy:

Preventing and Reducing Poverty in PEI - A strategy for engagement
[
PEI Community Services, Seniors and Labour ]

Click the link below for ALL poverty reduction resources from PEI and other Canadian jurisdictions.

Poverty Reduction on Prince Edward Island
NOTE: this link takes you to the PEI section of the
Anti-poverty Strategies and Campaigns page of this site:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/antipoverty.htm

Since May 2010, ALL links to content concerning poverty reduction strategies and campaigns have been moved to the above page from the individual provincial/territorial pages, including government and NGO links.

Community Services and Seniors
The Department of Community Services. Seniors and Labour contributes to the well-being of individuals, families and communities by working collaboratively to promote the development of healthy, self-reliant individuals as well as supporting and protecting vulnerable members in the Island community.

Community Services and Seniors is
the Department responsible for welfare in PEI.

See the grey box above for key welfare links.

For more information about welfare in other Canadian jurisdictions,
see the
Canadian Social Research Links Key Provincial/Territorial Welfare Links page

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Healthy diet not possible on social assistance:
Social assistance food rates up only 10 per cent since 2002

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/healthy-diet-not-possible-on-social-assistance-1.2676690
June 16, 2014
P.E.I. government documents show social assistance rates in the province provide, on average, only 61 per cent of the money required for a healthy diet, CBC News has learned. The analysis comes from a government presentation to anti-poverty groups obtained through a freedom of information request. The government estimates it was last providing a sufficient budget for a healthy diet in 2002. Since then it has increased the food rate just once, by 10 per cent in 2009. Meanwhile, food costs are up almost 40 per cent.

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Two years called too long for social assistance increase:
Province needs to do its own food cost study, says nutrition professor

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/2-years-called-too-long-for-social-assistance-increase-1.2620194
CBC News Posted: April 24, 2014
P.E.I. Social Services Minister Valerie Docherty announced Wednesday she is looking at raising rates as early as this summer, but big increases to food allowances will likely not come until two years in to a five-year plan.
Professor Jennifer Taylor said people should not have to wait that long. Taylor's recent food costing study in Charlottetown showed families on assistance are short almost $150 a month trying to buy a monthly basket of 66 basic food items.
- includes links to four more related articles in the left-hand margin.
- also includes 32 comments (at the bottom of the article) reflecting different perspectives about improvements to social assistance

Source:
CBC News PEI

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island

Community Services and Seniors Annual Report
for the Fiscal Year April 2011 to March 2012
(PDF - 3.9MB, 31 pages)
http://www.gov.pe.ca/photos/original/2011-12CSSARE.pdf

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Community Services, Seniors and Labour
Annual Report for the Fiscal Year April 2010 to March 2011
(PDF - 1.4MB, 37 pages)
http://www.gov.pe.ca/photos/original/CSS_AR2011_E.pdf

Social Action Plan to Reduce Poverty - main page
May 2012
http://www.gov.pe.ca/sss/index.php3?number=1043012&lang=E
- links to all PEI poverty reduction papers including the Action Plan itself as well as the related documents and backgrounders below:

Poverty Reduction on Prince Edward Island
NOTE: this link takes you to the PEI section of the
Anti-poverty Strategies and Campaigns page of this site:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/antipoverty.htm

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From CBC Prince Edward Island:

'Bread and butter' for children on welfare [dead link]
October 29, 2009
P.E.I.'s social assistance rates are not meeting basic needs and the government needs to index payments with the cost of living, says a group studying how women manage on low incomes. Until June of this year, social assistance payments on P.E.I. were unchanged for 10 years. In June, the food rate went up by 10 per cent. The shelter rate increased by five per cent. The Women's Network of P.E.I., which conducted the study, said women cannot get by on occasional raises every decade.

Social assistance rates under constant review [dead link]
October 30, 2009
Payments made to people on social assistance are reviewed annually, says the P.E.I. government, and it is looking at new ways to index those rates. A recent study by the Women's Network of P.E.I. suggested indexing rates to the consumer price index. It noted that rates went unchanged for a decade before an increase in June. Bob Creed, director of social programs for the province, said a couple of provinces do tie some of their social assistance rates to the consumer price index, but that wouldn't always be beneficial.

Prince Edward Island bumps up welfare allowances [dead link]
August 27, 2009
Islanders on social assistance started getting more money to buy groceries and pay the rent earlier this summer, but the number of clients at the local food bank continues to rise.
Source:
CBC News

Source:
CBC Prince Edward Island

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2006-2007 Social Services and Seniors Annual Report (PDF - 935K, 24 pages)
2005-06 Annual Report Social Services and Seniors
(PDF - 575K, 23 pages)
2003/04 Ministry of Health and Social Services Annual Report
(PDF file - 1.5MB, 73 pages)
2003/04 Ministry of Health & Social Services Program Profile
(PDF file - 2.5MB, 86 pages)




Supports for People with Disabilities

The Social Programs division provides supports and services to people with disabilities in Prince Edward Island to help them enjoy a good quality of life. The division also partners with many community organizations across the province that extend services in the areas of transportation, housing, job training and recreation.

Disability Support Program
The Disability Support Program (DSP) is the first program in Canada to distinguish disability-specific support from income support. The purpose of DSP is to assist with personal planning and to help meet the needs related to an individual's disability. These supports are needs-based, and they are not intended to provide income. See The Disability Support Program Policy Manual


Healthy Child Development
- includes links to:
Healthy Child Development Strategy
Partnerships for Children
Premier's Council on Healthy Child Development
Healthy Child Development Links
Children's Secretariat
Healthy Child Development Publications
Related PEI Children's Initiatives
Champions for Children Annual Awards
Contact Us

NOTE: for similar (early childhood) programs elsewhere in Canada, go to the Canadian Social Research Links Early Learning and Child Care page.


Finance and Municipal Affairs


Prince Edward Island 2014-2015 Budget
http://www.gov.pe.ca/budget/
- main budget page, includes links to all main budget papers and previous budgets

Budget 2014-15 stays the course, continues to make targeted investments to benefit Islanders
http://www.gov.pe.ca/newsroom/index.php3?number=news&newsnumber=9541&dept=&lang=E
News Release
April 6, 2014
- includes a dozen highlights of this budget.

Budget Address 2014 (PDF - 1.6MB, 24 pages)
http://www.gov.pe.ca/photos/original/fema_budget14.pdf

Estimates of Revenue and Expenditures, 2014-2015 (PDF - 4.3MB, 167 pages)
http://www.gov.pe.ca/photos/original/fema_budestim14.pdf

Background Notes on the Economy (PDF - 1MB, 15 pages)
http://www.gov.pe.ca/photos/original/fema_budback14.pdf

Highlights
http://www.gov.pe.ca/photos/original/fema_budghigh14.pdf
This small PDF file contains the same text as the budget news release (above), and also includes a detailed pie chart of expenditures, a fiscal forecast (with chart) and highlights from the PEI economy in 2013 (+chart).

Source:
Finance, Energy and Municipal Affairs
http://www.gov.pe.ca/finance/

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Selected media coverage:

Social assistance budget cut not 'money left on the table'
Demand not what was expected, says minister

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/social-assistance-budget-cut-not-money-left-on-the-table-1.2609088
April 14, 2014
The P.E.I. government has cut available funding for social assistance benefits by $1.7 million for the coming year, after not spending as much as expected in 2013-14. Last year government underspent its budget for social assistance $1.9 million. Community Services Minister Valerie Docherty says no one who qualified for assistance was turned away. There simply wasn't the need.
(...)
Last year Minister Docherty told CBC News social assistance rates are too low [ http://goo.gl/rvyg66 ], but says now the extra money in the budget couldn't be used to increase rates. The government plans to start on a five-year plan to increase rates next year.

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Chamber doubts P.E.I. budget can be balanced next year
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/chamber-doubts-p-e-i-budget-can-be-balanced-next-year-1.2603755
April 9, 2014

Source:
CBC News

http://www.cbc.ca/news/

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Prince Edward Island delivers budget with estimated deficit of $39.6M
http://globalnews.ca/news/1258267/prince-edward-island-delivers-budget-with-estimated-deficit-of-39-6m/

Source:
Global News

http://globalnews.ca/news/

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- Go to the 2014 Canadian Government Budgets Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/budgets_2014.htm


NOTE: On this page, you'll find information about the latest provincial budget only.

To avoid unnecessary duplication of budget links on multiple pages, I've moved links to all earlier budgets over to the pages below, organized by fiscal year. The pages below include links to media analysis and selected critique from NGOs on the budgets, and the amount of coverage varies across jurisdictions and over the years.

Go to Canadian Government Budgets 2013
Go to Canadian Government Budgets 2012
Go to Canadian Government Budgets 2011
Go to Canadian Government Budgets 2010
Go to Canadian Government Budgets 2009
Go to Canadian Government Budgets 2008

Go to Canadian Government Budgets 2007
Go to Canadian Government Budgets 2006
Go to Canadian Government Budgets 2005
Go to Canadian Government Budgets 2004

PEI Advisory Council
on the Status of Women

The PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women was established to advise the Minister Responsible with respect to matters relating to the status of women, the development of public awareness regarding issues affecting women, and the promotion of change in attitudes within the community in order that women may enjoy an equality of opportunity.

PEI Equality Report Card (PDF - 403K, 20 pages)
June 2009
During the 2007 election, the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women introduced its plan for an Equality Report Card for PEI, and in June 2008, we published the first, pilot report. The Equality Report Card is a process to assess our Province’s progress towards women’s equality goals.
(...)
We urge the government to consult and collaborate with community-based organizations to develop a Poverty Reduction Strategy like those in other provinces. We see the three priority areas below as key elements of Poverty Reduction:
* Improvements to the Employment Standards Act * Investment in affordable, accessible, appropriate housing (incl. housing for seniors and persons with disabilities * Increase direct allowances to social services recipients to
cover all of their basic needs.
(...)
There has been no action towards the promised Poverty Reduction Strategy to consider how we are doing across the province and across departments to assist people who live in poverty. There is no political will to name the problem of poverty and to provide poverty reduction initiatives. The full-time position in government that is meant to be dedicated to Poverty Reduction has been vacant for over a year.

Source:
PEI Advisory Council
on the Status of Women

[ Related Press Release : Government Earns a C on 2009 Equality Report Card - June 16, 2009 ]


Other Prince Edward Island Sites - Autres sites de l'Î.-P.-É.

Prince Edward Island Child Poverty Report Card for 2014

Lingering Too Long, At What Cost? (PDF - 240KB, 4 pages)
http://www.campaign2000.ca/anniversaryreport/PEIReport2014.pdf
November 2014
This report is a first attempt to develop a Child Poverty Report Card for P.E.I. It is being done in cooperation with Campaign 2000. A more comprehensive report card will follow in cooperation with authors in Nova Scotia.
(...)
It is almost unimaginable that federal and provincial governments would allow poverty to increase at such a rate in Canada. Whatever happened to the Common Good the principle that is supposed to be at the heart of all good government? Whatever happened to the many UN Conventions signed by Canada and the Provinces?
(Source: Excerpts from the report)

Related link:

More Islanders living in poverty now than in 1989
http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-11-24/article-3949823/More-Islanders-living-in-poverty-now-than-in-1989/1
By Mitch MacDonald
November 24, 2014
A new report showing the level of poverty in Prince Edward Island is “extremely disappointing,” says a well-known social activist and author of the report. Mary Boyd, of the MacKillop Centre for Social Justice, said the report shows that poverty rate for P.E.I. now stands at 17.5 per cent.

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The complete national child poverty report card:

Child Poverty 25 Years Later : We Can Fix This
2014 Report Card on Child and Family Poverty in Canada
(PDF - 744KB, 12 pages)
http://www.campaign2000.ca/anniversaryreport/CanadaRC2014EN.pdf
.
[ Version française :
http://www.campaign2000.ca/anniversaryreport/CanadaRC2014FR.pdf ]

Source:
Campaign 2000
http://www.campaign2000.ca/
Campaign 2000 is a non-partisan, cross-Canada network of 120 national, provincial and community partner organizations committed to working to end child and family poverty.

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- For similar reports from other participating jurisdictions,
go to the Campaign 2000 Child Poverty Report Card Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/campaign_2000_child_poverty.htm

 
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From the
PEI Food Security Network:

PEI Pilot Food Costing Project Report Released
http://peifoodsecurity.wordpress.com/2013/11/22/pei-pilot-food-costing-project-report-released/
November 22, 2013
A University of Prince Edward Island/PEI Food Food Security Network project undertaken by UPEI researchers, Colleen Walton and Jennifer Taylor (also members of the PEIFSN) has been released, and demonstrates the importance of monitoring the costs of a healthy diet through a food costing process.

Complete report:

Prince Edward Island
Pilot Food Costing Project Report
(PDF - 780K, 22 pages)
http://peifoodsecurity.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/upei-fsn-food-costing-report-nov-21-2013.pdf

By Colleen Walton, PhD, Jennifer Taylor, RD PhD.
November, 2013
(...)
The objectives of this project were:
1) to determine the 2013 cost of the Nutritious Food Basket for PEI for various family types;
2) to compare 2013 Nutritious Food Basket costs for PEI to those assessed previously by the
Department of Community Services and Seniors (in 2003 and 2005).

Source:
PEI Food Security Network
http://peifoodsecurity.wordpress.com/
The PEI Food Security Network is an education and action organization committed to achieving food security in Prince Edward Island.

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Related links from CBC News:

P.E.I. eyes food cost study to help set assistance rates---Expert says too many Islanders can't afford healthy food
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/p-e-i-eyes-food-cost-study-to-help-set-assistance-rates-1.2430934
November 18, 2013
The Prince Edward Island government is looking for fresh data to help set social assistance food rates and is restarting research into the cost of food — eight years after the analysis was abandoned. (...) Community and Social Services Minister Valerie Docherty said she doesn't know why the food cost research hasn't been done in nearly a decade, but she has asked for it start again.

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Food price increases worry food bank
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/food-price-increases-worry-food-bank-1.1221784
August 20, 2012
Officials with the Upper Room Food Bank in Charlottetown are concerned about the predicted increase in food prices.

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Child food insecurity 'an embarrassment'
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/child-food-insecurity-an-embarrassment-1.1398821
August 1, 2013
It is time to make sure all P.E.I. children have enough healthy food to eat, says the head of the P.E.I. Food Security Network. Jennifer Taylor, who is also chair of the department of human sciences at UPEI, was reacting to a study this week that showed more than one child in four on P.E.I. faces some level of food insecurity

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More than 1 in 4 children food insecure on P.E.I.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/more-than-1-in-4-children-food-insecure-on-p-e-i-1.1362206
July 31, 2013
P.E.I. worst province for food insecurity.
The P.E.I. government is relaunching research into the cost of food.

Related link:
Household Food Insecurity in Canada, 2011 (PDF - 1.6MB, 26 pages)
http://www.homelesshub.ca/ResourceFiles/foodinsecurity2011_final.pdf
By Valerie Tarasuk, Andy Mitchell and Naomi Dachner
July 2013
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Young parents squeezed for time and money, report finds
A University of British Columbia study found that it's much more expensive to raise a family than it was a generation ago.
October 18, 2011
By Andrea Gordon
Canadian parents are raising children with far less money and time than their baby boomer predecessors, despite the doubling of the Canadian economy since 1976, says a report from the University of British Columbia. At the same time, Canadians approaching retirement are wealthier than ever before, setting up an intergenerational tension that threatens young families, according to the study, released Tuesday.
Source:
Toronto Star

The report:

Does Canada work for all generations?
By Paul Kershaw and Lynell Anderson
October 18, 2011

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* New Deal for Families blog
* YouTube video "New Deal for Families"

Source:
Human Early Learning Partnership
The Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) is a collaborative, interdisciplinary research network, based at the University of British Columbia. HELP’s unique partnership brings together many scientific viewpoints to address complex early child development (ECD) issues. HELP connects researchers and practitioners from communities and institutions across B.C., Canada, and internationally.
[ University of British Columbia ]

Poverty costs PEI over $240 million a year
News Release
January 26, 2011
It is estimated that the total cost of poverty in Prince Edward Island is at minimum between $240 and $320 million per year, which corresponds to about $1,720 and $2,265 per person, per year. These costs are calculated in The Cost of Poverty in PEI, published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Nova Scotia (CCPA-NS), in partnership with Poverty Bites and the MacKillop Centre for Social Justice.

The report:

The Cost of Poverty in Prince Edward Island (PDF - 361K, 7 pages)
"(...) The average poverty rate for unattached individuals in PEI is similar to the Atlantic Canadian average, and higher than the national average. When you look at a breakdown of unattached individuals low income rates, one group stands out – using the Market Basket Measure (MBM), in PEI 29% of unattached men and women over 65 are living in low income, compared to 5% Canada wide, and 14% for Atlantic Canada (see Figure 3 in the report)."

Source:
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Nova Scotia (CCPA-NS)
[ CCPA National Office ]

 

Prince Edward Island
Provincial Election Resources

- complete coverage of federal, provincial and territorial elections in Canada including election results, public opinion polls, ridings and candidates, election news, electoral history, links, and more
Source:
Election Almanac

- Go to the Political Parties and Elections Links in Canada (Provinces and Territories) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/politics_prov_terr.htm

Stop clawback of child benefits, P.E.I. urged [dead link]
November 12, 2009
The P.E.I. government needs to stop clawing back the National Child Benefit from families on social assistance, the National Council of Welfare says. The council, an arms-length advisory group for the federal minister of human resources, notes P.E.I. is now in a minority among the provinces in clawing back the federal benefit. On the Island the money counts as income and is deducted from what a family receives from the province. (...) The National Council of Welfare was joined in its call by the P.E.I. Advisory Council on the Status of Women. In June, the Advisory Council produced a report card looking at the provincial government's progress on certain issues, including the clawback of the National Child Benefit.
Source:
CBC PEI

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11,000 Atlantic millionaires and 77,000 households
mired in debt: Rich-poor gap grows as region loses wealth

September 2008
Press Release
A new report entitled Financial Security and Debt in Atlantic Canada examines trends in household wealth since the 1980s—in Canada as a whole and in the Atlantic region. In particular, it looks at trends in wealth distribution, including Atlantic Canada’s share of national wealth and in the portion of wealth owned by the top, middle and lower wealth groups.

Financial Security and Debt in Atlantic Canada
September 2008
By Kimberley Tran and Ronald Colman
Complete report (PDF - 7.1MB, 136 pages)

Source:
GPI Atlantic
GPIAtlantic is an independent, non-profit research and education organization committed to the development of the Genuine Progress Index (GPI) – a new measure of sustainability, wellbeing and quality of life.

 

Council of Atlantic Premiers
This web site provides information on:
* the Council of Atlantic Premiers (CAP),
* the Council of Maritime Premiers (CMP), and
* the Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers (NEG/ECP)
The website also provides convenient online access to Council publications, employee contact information, and to regional agencies and organizations as well as providing information on Working Together for Atlantic Canada: An Action Plan for Regional Co-operation (PDF- 492k, November 8, 2001).

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) 
ACOA  is a federal government agency headquartered in the Atlantic Region. ACOA's goal is to improve the economy of Atlantic Canadian communities through the successful development of business and job opportunities.



From the
National Council of Welfare (NCW):

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NOTE : The National Council of Welfare closed its doors and shut down its website at the end of September 2012.
For more information, see http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ncw.htm

The links to the three reports below are functional because the files are copied to my web server.
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Over the years, the Council has produced many reports on poverty and welfare, but there are three that stand out in my mind as milestone reports on the history of welfare in Canada, at least since the 1980s.

1. 1987
Welfare in Canada: The Tangled Safety Net
(PDF - 2.7MB, 131 pages)
November 1987
Tangled Safety Net examines the following issues in Canadian social assistance network of programs:
* Complex rules * Needs-testing * Rates of assistance * Enforcement * Appeals * Recommendations
This report is the first comprehensive national analysis of social assistance programs operated by the provincial, territorial and municipal governments. These programs function as the safety net for Canadians and are better known by their everyday name ‘welfare’.

Version française :
Le bien-être social au Canada : Un filet de sécurité troué (PDF - 3Mo., 138 pages)
Novembre 1987
[ NOTA : Si vous trouvez un lien vers ce fichier en français, veuillez communiquer avec moi pour le partager.
Merci! gilseg@rogers.com ]

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2. 1992
Welfare Reform
(PDF - 2.8MB, 61 pages)
Summer 1992
This report is an update of the 1987 Tangled Safety Net, but it presents information by jurisdiction rather than by issue - covers all provinces and territories.

Version française:
Réforme du bien-être social (PDF - 3,5Mo., 63 pages)

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3. 1997
Another Look at Welfare Reform
(PDF - 6.75MB, 134 pages)
Autumn 1997
- an in-depth analysis of changes in Canadian welfare programs in the 1990s. The report focuses on the provincial and territorial reforms that preceded the repeal of the Canada Assistance Plan and those that followed the implementation of the Canada Health and Social Transfer in April 1996.
[Proactive disclosure : I did the research for, and wrote the provincial-territorial section of, this report while I was on a one-year secondment to the Council. Gilles ]

Version française:
Un autre regard sur la réforme du bien-être social (PDF - 8Mo., 148 pages)

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Companion document to
Another Look:

Overview of Provincial (and Territorial)
Welfare Reforms in the 1990s

October 1998
Fifteen pages of research notes used in the production of Another Look at Welfare Reform.
HINT: There's a WEALTH of information on provincial-territorial welfare reforms in these pages that didn't make it to the final report!

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Source:
National Council of Welfare
Established in 1969, the Council is an advisory group to the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (originally the Minister of Health and Welfare Canada). The mandate of the Council is to advise the Minister regarding any matter relating to social development that the Minister may refer to the Council for its consideration or that the Council considers appropriate.

October 6 (2012)
The National Council of Welfare closed its doors and shut down its website at the end of September 2012.
For more information, see http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ncw.htm

 

Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (includes many reports and studies on CPP, transfer payments, UI reforms, pensions, the fishery, etc.)
University of Prince Edward Island

 
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