Associations & Government

ALS Society of Prince Edward Island

Funds research towards a cure for ALS and supports provincial ALS Societies to provide quality care for those affected by ALS.

PO Box 1643
Summerside, PE C1N 2V5
Tel: (902) 439-1600
Toll Free: 1- 866-625-7257

The Arthritis Society - PEI Division

Provides arthritis education and information, patient care and support, and funding for arthritis research.

Leisure World Building
95 Capital Drive
Charlottetown, PE C1E 1E8
Contact: Sharon Vance, Programs and Services Coordinator
Tel: (902) 628-2288
Toll Free Info: 1-800-321-1433

Association for Newcomers to Canada (ANC)

ANC provides the full range of settlement services to newcomers with disabilities, and also refers clients to other community services if appropriate. Their offices are wheelchair accessible.

Holman Building
25 University Avenue, Suite 400
PO Box 2846
Charlottetown, PE C1A 8C4
Tel: (902) 628-6009

Autism Society of PEI

Strives to improve the lives of individuals with "Autism Spectrum Disorder" and their families.

135 Kent Street, Box 3243
Charlottetown, PE C1A 8W5
Tel: (902) 566-4844
Toll Free: 1-888-360-8681

Brain Injury Association of Prince Edward Island

Advocates for the needs of all persons affected with a brain injury.

32 Birchwood Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 5B5
Tel: (902) 892-0367

Canadian Deafblind and Rubella Association (CDBRA) - NB/PEI Chapter

Promotes and enhances the well-being of people who are deafblind.

259 Brunswick Street, Suite 301
Fredericton, NB E3B 1G8
Contact: Patricia Curtis, Executive Director
Tel: (506) 452-1544

Canadian Marfan Association - PEI

Provides accurate, timely information about Marfan Syndrome to affected patients, their families, and health care personnel; supports and fosters research.

Toll Free: 1-866-722-1722

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) - PEI

Promotes the mental health of all Islanders and supports the resilience and recovery of those experiencing mental illness.

178 Fitzroy Street, PO Box 785
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7L9

The Canadian National Institute for the Blind - PEI

Committed to research and vision health to enhance independence for people with vision loss, and to providing public education.

284 Grafton Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 1L7
Tel: (902) 566-2580
Toll Free: 1-877-674-7239
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Spinal Cord Injury - PEI

Assists persons with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities to achieve independence, self-reliance, and full community participation. Core services offered are Peer Support Team, Mobility Equipment Program, Raising Funds and Giving Grants, and Community Advocacy.

14B Exhibition Drive
Charlottetown, PE C1A 5Z5

SCI - National Office

130 Albert Street, Suite 512

Ottawa, ON K1P 5G4
Tel: (613) 723-1913


Promotes spinal cord injury prevention and raises funds for those already affected through cycling events.

1101 Prince of Wales Dr., 230
Ottawa ON K2C 3W7

Department of Social Services and Seniors

Responsible for pharmacy and dental programs, child and family services, social programs (including the PEI Disability Support Program), and seniors’ issues.

Jones Building, Second Floor
11 Kent Street, PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
Contact: Bob Creed, Director of Social Programs
Tel: (902) 620-3777
Toll Free: 1-866-594-3777

DisAbled Women's Network Canada

A national organization controlled by and comprised of women who self-identify as "Women with disAbilities."

110 Sainte-Thérèse Street
Suite 505
Montréal, QC H2Y 1E6
Tel: (514) 396-0009
Toll Free: 1-866-396-0074

Government of PEI - PEI Human Rights Commission

Employers, property owners, and others that offer accommodations or services to the public must accommodate persons with disabilities (physical and intellectual disability, including addiction), up to the point of undue hardship.

PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
Tel: (902) 368-4180
Toll Free: 1-800-237-5031

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Prince Edward Island

Leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through the advancement of research and its application, and the promotion of healthy living.

180 Kent Street, PO Box 279
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7K4
Contact: Charlotte Comrie, Executive Director
Tel: (902) 892-7441

Hospice Palliative Care Association of PEI

Seeks to bring care, compassion, comfort,s and hope for a peaceful and pain-free death to individuals and families.

5 Brighton Road
Charlottetown, PE C1A 8T6

ICORD in the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre (BSCC)

The "International Collaboration On Repair Discoveries" (ICORD) is an interdisciplinary research centre working to facilitate the discovery and implementation of relevant solutions to improve functional recovery, mobility, community integration, and quality of life for people with spinal cord injury. This unique initiative brings together spinal cord injury researchers from the sciences, medicine, surgery, rehabilitation, engineering, education, and community- based humanities research.

Blusson Spinal Cord Centre
3rd Floor - 818 West 10th Ave.
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9
Tel: (604) 675-8800

Learning Disabilities Association of PEI

Advances the interests of people with learning disabilities.

40 Enman Crescent, Room 149
Charlottetown, PE C1E 1E6

Mi'Kmaq Family Resource Centre

Sponsored by the "Aboriginal Women's Association." Organizes to address the urgent needs of off-reserve aboriginal children and their families.

158 St. Peter's Road
Charlottetown, PE C1A 5P8

Muscular Dystrophy Canada - PEI

Supports the independence and full participation of Canadians with neuromuscular disorders; funds research to find a cure and improve quality of life.

RR#1, Hunter River, PE C0A 1N0
Contact: Frank MacKinnon, President
Tel: (902) 436-7981 or (902) 836-5680 or (902) 621-0684
Toll Free: 1-800-884-6322

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada - Atlantic Division

Committed to finding a cure for multiple sclerosis and enabling people affected by MS to enhance their quality of life. On PEI:

71 Ilsley Avenue, Unit 12
Dartmouth, NS B3B 1L5

PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women

An arms-length from government advisory agency made up of nine members of Council who are appointed by government to work for equality and to support women's full and active participation in social, legal, cultural, economic, and political spheres of life.

PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
Sherwood Business Centre
161 St. Peter's Road
Tel: (902) 368-4510

PEI Association for Community Living

Strengthens the capacities of communities to include and support people with an intellectual disability and their families in all aspects of community.

161 St. Peter's Rd
Charlottetown, PE C1A 5P7
Tel: 902-566-4844

PEI Cerebral Palsy Association

Works to raise awareness in society of the abilities of individuals with cerebral palsy. Makes special equipment loans, provides assistance, advocates, and encourages persons with cerebral palsy to pursue meaningful goals and achievements in life.

PO Box 22034
Charlottetown, PE C1A 9J2
Tel: (902) 892-9694

PEI Citizen Advocacy

Assists a competent volunteer citizen (advocate) to speak and act with, and on behalf of, one person (protégé) to help them meet their needs and secure their rights.

PO Box 2543
Charlottetown, PE C1A 8C2
Tel: (902) 566-3523

PEI Council of People with Disabilities (COD)

Promotes the full participation and inclusion of persons with disabilities in Prince Edward Island society. Programs Include Community Access, Designated Parking Program, Summer Tutoring, Around the Block Theatre Program, and Snoezelen Room. There are also two programs related to Employment. "Employment Counseling Services" assists job seekers through development of job search and employment skills, career assessments, and access to training and educational opportunities. They assist employers by referring qualified individuals, performing work site assessments, setting up placements, and referring to wage subsidy. The "Work Abilities Employment Readiness Program" helps develop essential skills through career exploration, clarifying career goals, and creating a career plan. COD has three locations.

Landmark Plaza
5 Lower Malpeque Road, Unit 2
Charlottetown, PE C1E 1R4
Tel: (902) 892-9149
11 Water St., Unit 3
Summerside, PE C1N 1A2
Tel: (902) 436-9259
Brudenell Mini Mall, 2 Crescent Ln
Montague, PE C0A 1R0
Tel: (902) 838-5878
Toll Free: 1-888-473-4263

The PEI Lung Association

Committed to assisting Islanders to promote, improve, and participate in their lung health through education, advocacy, and research.

1 Rochford Street, Suite 2
Charlottetown, PE C1A 9L2
Tel: (902) 892-5957
Toll Free: 1-888-566-5864

The PEI Senior Citizens Federation

Acts as a voice for Island seniors and advocates for a better quality of life on their behalf.

40 Enman Crescent
Charlottetown, PE C1E 1E6
Tel: (902) 368-9008
Toll Free: 1-877-368-9008
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Persons with Disabilities Online (Government of Canada)

A significant, organized resource with many links to websites offering a range of services for those with a disability. Provides access to information, programs, and services for persons with disabilities, their families, their caregivers, service providers, and all Canadians.

Toll Free: 1-800-622-6232
TTY/TDD: 1-800-926-9105

Rick Hansen Foundation

Works to inspire others to share in the achievement of big dreams that accelerate improvements in the quality of life of people with spinal cord injury. As a social innovator, the Foundation has two primary goals: to create accessible and inclusive communities for people with spinal cord injury (SCI), and to champion research for a cure for spinal cord injury.

Blusson Spinal Cord Centre
818 West 10th Ave.
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9
Tel: (604) 295 -8149
Toll Free: 1-800-213-2131

Rick Hansen Institute

A collaboration of people with spinal cord injuries, researchers, and service providers committed to addressing priority needs and generating solutions for people with SCI.
Fully funded by the Rick Hansen Foundation.

Blusson Spinal Cord Centre
6th Floor, Suite 6400, 818 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9
Tel: (604) 707-2100
Email: (online form on website)
Website: www.rickhanseninstitute.or


Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Canada

Parent support group meets alternately in Charlottetown Beach Grove Nursing Home and Summerside Wedgewood Manor. Has a scholarship fund and program, and achievement prizes.

PO Box 3332
Charlottetown, PE C1A 5Y7
Tel: 1-800-565-9488

Stars For Life Foundation of Autism

Provides life-long living and learning opportunities for young people with "Autism Spectrum" disorders.

23 Maypoint Rd.
Charlottetown, PE C1E 0H5

War Amputation of Canada - PEI

Offers services to amputees through its Child Amputee Program (CHAMP), Adult Prosthetics Program, and Service Bureau for war veteran amputees. CHAMP also offers, among other programs, a Matching Mothers Program, Junior Counseling Program, and safety programs PLAYSAFE and DRIVESAFE.

455 Queen Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 4G4
Contact: Milton Fitzpatrick
Tel: (902) 892-3001
Toll Free: 1-800-267-4023

Women's Network PEI

Works to strengthen and support the efforts of PEI women to improve the status of women in our society.

40 Enman Crescent
PO Box 233
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7K4
Tel: (902) 368-5040
Toll Free: 1-888-362-7373