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113th President

113th President

The Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce announced its Board of Directors for 2018-19 at the Chamber’s Annual General Meeting.

Jennifer Evans, General Manager of Ocean 100/Hot 105.5, was sworn in as the Chamber’s 113th President. Evans started her broadcast career after receiving a journalism degree from the University of King’s College, Halifax. She worked in Nova Scotia and

Climate Change Action Plan

The target of the PEI’s 5-year Climate Change Action Plan is to reduce the Island’s greenhouse gases by 30 percent (below 2005 levels) by 2030. PEI is partnering with the federal government to offer Low Carbon Economy Fund programs to help Islanders make the changes necessary to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Info: Download the Climate Change Action Plan at

Paper Hearts raises money

The PEI Liquor Control Commission (PEILCC) staff put their hearts into the annual Paper Hearts campaign in support of Heart & Stroke during February, raising a grand total of $30,894. Dollars raised represent $2 donations from customers in all 17 PEI liquor corporate retail outlets across the province. The PEILCC has helped to generate in excess of $81,000 through the Paper Hearts campaign over the past 7 years.

Housing access

Through a new partnership with Health PEI and the Canadian Mental Health Association-PEI, a 10-bed housing unit will be established this year that will offer long-term supervised housing, transitional “training apartments,” and respite beds. It consists of 3 levels of care including support for transition to independent living, and respite beds for when residential placements are unavailable.

Organ and tissue donation

Islanders can now become organ and tissue donors through an online Intent to Donate Registry ( So far, approx 29,043 Islanders have documented their wishes through the online registry launched last year, of which 78% have indicated that they want to be a donor. Since April 10, there have been nearly 800 new registrations, mostly by Islanders in their 20s and 30s. PEI’s Intent to

Gender-confirming surgery

Transgender Islanders can now access medically necessary gender-confirming surgeries through the province’s Medicare program. Gender-confirming surgery is a medically recognized treatment for gender dysphoria. Coverage for the surgeries will be based on what other Can provinces insure, and the process used nationally. Islanders interested in accessing gender-confirming surgeries are encouraged to

McDonald’s PEI donates

The PEI 4-H Trust has accepted a donation of $5000 to the PEI 4-H Centennial Legacy Campaign from McDonald’s PEI made by owners Mike McKenna and his father Dave McKenna . 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of 4-H on PEI, to learn more or donate to the campaign

Youth Housing Report

The City of Charlottetown’s Youth Retention Advisory Board—Charlottetown Youth Matters—released a report recently concerning youth housing for those 16–35 yrs. The goal through the survey was to collect meaningful data from the city’s youth that can be used to help shape policy and direction as the City of Charlottetown works to address housing concerns. The Report is available as a PDF download

Home Renovation Program

Increased funding for the provincial government’s Home Renovation Program means everyone who applied this spring, and qualifies for grants through the program, will receive them. Applications are prioritized based on income, and those with the lowest income receive funding first. Funding is provided in partnership with the Government of PEI and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, through

Concussion Awareness

Work is underway to better support the 1,500 Islanders each year who experience concussions, and also provide education on how to prevent the injuries. The PEI government will provide UPEI with $210,000 over the next 3 years to develop the Concussion Awareness Program. The funding will be matched by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research. The Concussion Awareness Program will focus on

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