17 March 2020 – Initial investments to support the Island’s most vulnerable

Type of Intervention: Financial and Economic
Sectors Involved: Social Services
Intervention Categories: Finance policy and financial aid; Stimulus packages and financial support
Level of Jurisdiction: Prince Edward Island
Lead People/Agency: Premier Dennis King

Overview: Immediate investments will be made to support Islanders. This includes support to United Way PEI, PEI Food Bank Association, Salvation Army PEI, and an initial contingency fund for community programs and non-government organizations. Further support includes an emergency income relief program for self-employed Islanders and an emergency working capital financing fund for small businesses. Closures and restrictions for some service delivery locations were also announced.
Full details here: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/news/province-announces-initial-supports-islands-most-vulnerable

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group