The provincial government has appointed a 12-member Poverty Reduction Advisory Council with the goal to reduce poverty’s impact in P.E.I.

The council’s mandate is to look at short and long-term solutions to address poverty, as well as engaging the public, and various groups.

“We have a strong group of diverse individuals and I’m really looking forward to working with them,” said advisory council chair Roxanne Carter-Thompson. “The council will play a very important role in developing the provincial action plan focusing on housing, food, education, employment, community capacity building, and health.”