Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) - PEI


Programs such as the Home Adaptations for Seniors Independence (HASI), and the Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program (RRAP) that provide funding for disability-related home renovations, are available for low-income households, seniors, and persons with disabilities. Financial assistance takes the form of forgivable loans or non-repayable contributions and can be used to fund repairs, renovations accessibility modifications, the creation of low-income rental units, and home adaptations.

By Mail: 119 Kent Street Charlottetown, PE C1A 1N3

In Person: Royal Trust Building Suite 300, Charlottetown

Tel: (902) 566-7336

Toll Free: 1-800-668-2642

TTY: 1-800-309-3388

Website: www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca


Department of Social Services and Seniors - Housing


An overall strategic plan for affordable housing is being developed. Programs which may assist are:

1) Seniors Emergency Home Repair program provides up to 50% of costs to a limit of $1,500 for necessary repairs to a home.


2) Disability Support Program provides limited funding for home adaptations, administered by the Social Programs Division.


3) Cost share with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) who deliver the Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program (RRAP).

Sherwood Business Centre PO Box 2000 Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8 Contact: Bill Fleming, Provincial Housing Coordinator Tel: (902) 368-5779 Email: bhfleming@gov.pe.ca Website: http://www.gov.pe.ca/ infopei/index.php3?number=20311




Order the CMHC FlexHousing Publication: Describes an innovative approach to home design, renovation, and construction that emphasizes accessibility and is engineered to adapt at minimal cost to the changing needs of occupants over their lifetime.


Toll Free: 1-800-668-2642

Website: www.cmhc.ca/en/co/prfinas


Habitat for Humanity PEI


Builds affordable housing and promotes homeownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty. 365 Mount Edward Road Charlottetown, PE C1E 2A1 Tel: (902) 368-7539 Email: peihabitat@eastlink.ca Website: www.habitatpei.ca


PBJ Construction


Builds custom-built accessible homes. Can do renovations to current homes to facilitate independent living for persons with a mobility impairment. "A threshold for some people is just a step-over, but to some it’s like a concrete barrier."


P.O. Box 727

Cornwall, PE C0A 1H0

Contact: Peter McDonald, Owner

Tel: (902) 675-2134

Cell: (902) 628-9460



Education & Training

Aboriginal Education (Department of Education & Early Childhood Development)


Contact the Aboriginal and Diversity Education Consultant.

Aubin Arsenault Building, Room 317 PO Box 2000 Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Website: http://www.gov.pe.ca/educ/index.php3?number=74833&lang=E


The Academy of Learning


Completely accessible in Summerside. Limited accessibility in the Charlottetown and Montague locations, but does provide students who have a mobility disability with online training from home (or another location that they may prefer).


55 Grafton Street

Charlottetown, PE C1A 1K8

Charlottetown Tel: (902) 894-8973

Email: info@aolpei.ca

Summerside Tel: (902) 436-9889

Email: jeffboydaol@pei.aibn.com

Montague Tel: (902) 361-8973

Email: aolsherry@eastlink.ca

Website: www.aolpei.ca/locations


Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority (APSEA)


An interprovincial cooperative agency established in 1975 by the Ministers of Education of the four Atlantic Provinces. It is authorized to provide educational services, programs, and opportunities for persons from birth to 21 years of age with low incidence sensory impairments, including children and youth who are deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired.


5940 South Street Halifax, NS B3H 1S6

Tel/TTY: (902) 424-8500

Email: Ann_Power@apsea.ca

Website: www.apsea.ca


Atlantic Centre of Research, Access and Support for Disabled Students


Acts as a resource base for regional universities, providing consultation regarding students and programs.

923 Robie Street 3rd floor Student Centre Halifax, NS B3H 3C3

Tel: (902) 420-5452

TTY: (902) 425-1257

Email: david.leitch@smu.ca

Website: www.smu.ca/administration/atlcentre/


CanLearn (Government of Canada)


Online resource provides all the necessary resources (from interactive planning tools to information about savings programs, student loans, and scholarships) to Canadians facing important decisions when saving for, selecting, and financing their postsecondary education.

Email: info@canlearn.ca

Website: www.canlearn.ca


Le Collège Acadie Î.-P.-É.


The only francophone community college in PEI with post-secondary programs delivered from Wellington, Charlottetown, and Deblois. It is equipped with video conferencing systems and computerized data networks for distance learning.


48 Mill Road, P.O. Box 159

Wellington, PE C0B 2E0

Tel: (902) 854-3010

Toll Free: 1-877-854-3010

Email: info@collegeacadieipe.ca

Website: www.collegeacadieipe.ca



Nationally recognized educational institution with an accessible campus in Charlottetown.

Confederation Court Mall

134 Kent Street, 3rd Floor

Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N4 Tel: (902) 894-5582 Toll Free: 1-800-303-5582 Email: anna@pei.compucollege.ca Website: www.compucollege.ca


Craft Education Award Program


For full-time craft students who are residents of Prince Edward Island, studying at a recognized institution of craft and design in Canada.

PO Box 910 Charlottetown PE C1A 7L9

Tel: (902) 368-6300 Toll-free: 1-800-563-3734

Email: business@gov.pe.ca


Department of Education and Early Childhood Development


Policies on diverse educational services in schools for the education of young people with a disability are contained in the Minister’s Directive available online. The Department also maintains a fund for assistive technology (AT) devices in schools. A designated accessible parking space is provided.


The Sullivan Building 16 Fitzroy Street, PO Box 2000 Charlottetown, PE, C1A 7N8

Peter Meggs, Special Education Coordinator Tel: (902) 368-4717 Email: pcmeggs@edu.pe.ca


Shelley Nelson, Community Access Facilitator Tel: (902) 620-3746 Email: slnelson@edu.pe.ca Website: http://www.gov.pe.ca/educ/ index.php3?number=74836&lang=E


Department of Innovation and Advanced Learning


Interested persons enroll in Apprenticeship after they start work in a designated trade. Continuing Education and Training - Apprenticeship


PO Box 2000

Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Tel: (902) 368-4460 Website: www.apprenticeship.pe.ca/


The Government of Prince Edward Island-Student Loans


Offers the option of student loans to pay for the initial administration costs, course fees, and living allowances for post-secondary education.


Sullivan Building, 2nd Floor

16 Fitzroy Street, PO Box 2000

Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Tel: (902) 368-4640 National

Toll Free: 1-888-815-4514

Website: http://www.gov.pe.ca/educ/index. php3?number=1000707&lang=E


Harbourview Training Centre


Primarily engaged in job counselling, job training, and work experience for unemployed and underemployed persons and persons with disabilities.

P.O. Box 452 Souris, PE C0A 2B0

Contact Person: Judy Hennessey

Tel: (902) 687-3032


Harmony Training Centre


Offers general employment skills training, career exploration, upgrading programs, specialized training in a number of areas, and community development and entrepreneurship training.

Souris Line Road Souris, PE C0A 2B0

Contact: Pamela MacDonald

Tel: (902) 687-2621

Email: harmonytraining@pei.aibn.com


Holland College


Call to check program accessibility if you are a student with physical, mobility, or intellectual disability or a mature student with a disability.

140 Weymouth Street

Charlottetown, PE C1A 4Z1

Contact: Velda Crane, Coordinator of Student Academic Support.

Tel: (902) 629-4237 Toll Free: 1-800-446-5265

Email: vcrane@hollandcollege.com

Website: www.hollandc.pe.ca


National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)


Increases public awareness of issues and concerns affecting the educational resources and environment of students with disabilities, as well as information on access to postsecondary education and the labour market for post-secondary graduates with disabilities. "Moving On" is a downloadable online transition guide in PDF for high school students. (www.neads.ca/movingon) The PEI representative is UPEI student Paul Cudmore.

Carleton University

4th Level Unicentre, Room 426

1125 Colonel By Drive Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6

Tel: (613) 380-8065 Email: info@neads.ca Website: www.neads.ca


PEI Literacy Alliance


Advances literacy for the people of Prince Edward Island.

PO Box 20107 Charlottetown, PE C1A 9E3

Tel: (902) 368-3620 Email: peila@eastlink.ca

Website: www.pei.literacy.ca


The University of Prince Edward Island


Committed to creating an accessible and inclusive community for all students including equal access to University services, programs, and facilities for students with disabilities.


Accessibility Services, Webster Centre for Teaching and Learning

550 University Avenue Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3

Contact: Joanne McCabe, Coordinator

Tel: (902) 628-4364

Email: jmccabe@upei

Website: www.upei.ca/webster centre/accessibility


Workplace Learning PEI


Works through "Prior Learning Assessment Recognition" (PLAR) and the "Essential Skills Program" in partnership with businesses, unions, and organizations to assess learning needs and recommend a variety of programs to meet the needs of your employees.


PO Box 3254 40 Enman Crescent Charlottetown, PE C1A 8W5

Tel: (902) 368-6280

Email: klchandler@edu.pe.ca or rgrogerson@edu.pe.ca