PEI Housing Support

This department provides Islanders with the support and services needed to become more independent. Partnered with the Community Housing Fund which was given nine million dollars to support islanders. They have put together many useful tools and programs to help islanders become comfortable in their homes.

The 2-1-1 service line is available 24/7 and can be reached by calling 211 on your phone, by emailing help@pe.211.ca or by searching pe.211.ca in your browser. It is a navigation service to direct you to the right department, whether you are the one with questions or are providing support to another individual.

There are many other services that have been set up to provide assistance based on several factors factors. For instance:

  • Seniors housing program: for those 60 years and older, or 55 years and older with a disability.
  • Family housing: for those under 60 for individuals, couples or families with dependents.

Structural improvements through PEI home renovation programs. All applicants must either own, have life interest or be living with family in the given home. Below are three grant supports that were put in place to assist individuals:

  • Disability grant: for those with a permanent disability who need renovations to accommodate their disability (medical verification may be needed).
  • Seniors home repair: essential renovations for seniors (heat, electric, plumbing or safety reasons).
  • Seniors safe at home: for seniors with physical disabilities and given if required to improve physical safety and access.

If you are in need of urgent or temporary housing support you can call The emergency housing line: at 1(833)-220-4722

Or visit https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/topic/housing-0 for more information.

Accessing Our Downtown’s Accessibility

Good afternoon!

We spent the early afternoon touring our downtown streets to assess the accessibility of our local shops and restaurants. We noticed some excellent accommodations but also found barriers that could easily be fixed with a little thought.

We’ve listed some very accessible locations as well as a few of the more challenging ones. We did this to inform our clients by providing some examples of what shops and restaurants can do to make access easier for anyone with limited mobility.

We will first give credit where it is deserving, as there has been great work done to

The amazing addition added this year to Peakes Quay restaurant allows all individuals to enjoy the great food and the great views!
The new Peakes Quay gathering space came with the addition of a handful of accessible tables that allow individuals in wheelchairs to sit comfortably.
This is a perfect example of how an entrance can be made accessible to ensure all are welcomed.

There was definitely room for improvement in a few of the other establishments. We’ll show a few instances where accessibility was not considered. In many cases a few small adjustments could make the environments more inclusive.

This ramp was added to one of the shops of Peakes Quay. It’s well constructed with an appropriate slope, but not flush with the building itself making access difficult or impossible for wheelchair users.
An inexpensive ramp would make this entrance wheelchair accessible
This step is difficult or impossible for any person with mobility challenges.
The floating wharf is a location many enjoy in the summer, but the primary ramp is not accessible thanks to our tides. This secondary exit ramp could be made usable with mitigations to both of the ramp’s ends.

We’re happy to see the many improvements and accommodations that have been made so far. Business owners are taking the concerns of a varied population seriously and are working towards inclusion.

All individuals should be able to enjoy their time freely and comfortably.

Grant Support for Home and Car Accessibility Modifications

All Terrain Conversions - Wolfe Mobility | Accessible vehicles, Wheelchair  accessible vehicle, Wheelchair

Good afternoon everyone!

We thought we’d let you know that the Provincial Government has financial support available for you if you need modifications to your home or car to accommodate a physical disabilty.

Briefly – you may be eligible for up to ten thousand dollars every ten years to be put towards your home, and up to six thousand dollars every eight years.

If you are interested in more information you can click the accessibility supports link below.

Accessibility Support

Exploring the Ontree Accessible Zipline Course

Nova Scotia zipline course now available for wheelchair users | CBC News

Good Afternoon everyone! Today we will be discussing the very exciting opening of the Ontree accessible ziplining course!

Its owner, Juergen Weigelts, wished that he would eventually be able to open a zipline park that would be accessible for those in a wheelchair. Ten years after opening his park he has successfully achieved this goal. This thrilling park is located just outside of Windsor, Nova Scotia. With some adjustments to ensure the safety of all individuals this course is seen to have given the feeling of ‘flying through the trees’. It takes the obstacles that are faced in daily life and makes them fun!

If you are interested in more information or to book your reservation below I have attached their website link! If anyone has any questions or would be interested in attending a field trip later on in the summer please contact us at 902-393-0017.

https://www.ontreepark.com/

Exploring Our Island

A person in a beach wheelchair crosses the sand while silhouetted by the brillant sunset.

Good afternoon everyone! We decided it was the perfect time given the lift in restrictions to create a travel guide for Prince Edward Island. Whether you are coming from afar or are interested in getting out and experiencing our beautiful island. We have created a list of places to stay and things to do which are accessible, that we hope you will find useful!

Hotels

All have wheelchair accessible rooms with lowered beds and roll-in showers.

Things to Do

Our Explore PEI page rates restaurants and other amenities for accessibility.

“If Things Go Wrong”

It is important to prepare for anything when travelling, that is why we felt it would be very beneficial to put together a list of locations that you can go when in need of help. Whether that be with your wheelchair or if you are in need of emergency supplies. Below we have attached a list that can assist you with locations spread throughout the island!

Where to Get Your Wheelchair Fixed

Where to Buy Emergency Supplies