Prince Edward Island

Outline of Prince Edward IslandArguably the most resource-poor of the Maritime provinces, PEI allocates disability supports on the basis of unmet needs. This means individuals with disabilities and their families are expected to pursue all other support options—private insurance, federal programs, grants and loans—prior to becoming eligible provincial disability supports. Those who are eligible are still expected to contribute to support costs as much as possible1.

Non-government organizations attempt to fill provincial service gaps but services and supports are still limited, especially in small communities.

PEI does not have any specialized supports for seniors living with disabilities, as they were only recognized as a demographic affected by disabilities in 20102.

[1] Prince Edward Island Community Services, Seniors and Labour Department. (2011). PEI Disability Support Program Policy Manual. Retrieved from http://www.gov.pe.ca/photos/original/DSP_Pol_Apr2011.pdf
[2] PEI Disability Alert. (2010, Sep 14). PEI Finally Recognizes 8, 980 Seniors Have Disabilities. Disabled World News [Online]. Available online: http://www.disabled-world.com/news/canada/pei/seniors-disability.php