Poverty Elimination Strategy Act Baseline Report

The Poverty Elimination Strategy Act became law in May of 2021. The Act requires that Prince Edward Island have a poverty elimination strategy and that this strategy include targets to eliminate poverty, food insecurity, and chronic homelessness. The Act also mandates the creation of a Poverty Elimination Council and that an annual report will be written and tabled in the Legislative Assembly. The Act can be found here:
PrinceEdwardIsland.ca/PovertyElimination. This Report is the first released under this Act and describes recent work to address poverty, as well as sets baseline data for the indicators identified in the Act. Future reports will present progress toward those targets and additional actions taken to achieve the targets.

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