United Way PEI is committed to the most marginalized in our community and recognizes the increased risk and disadvantage that poverty and other barriers create. As such and with the support of the government of PEI, private sector and individuals, we have launched the Atlantic Compassion Fund. This is in response to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) health pandemic. To reduce the spread and impact of this virus, Government of PEI and the Chief Public Health Office have asked Islanders to make very significant changes, which are creating negative social, financial and emotional impacts for individuals and families. This Fund is meant to support organizations to mitigate and address those negative impacts.

This is a tiered response to address the most pressing needs of those most marginalized first, and then we will move to a response that will help serve some of the many people in community that will be impacted by this public health crisis as it continues to unfold. These funds will be available to registered charities serving marginalized community members across PEI.


Emergency preparedness and support for vulnerable populations

Focus - Immediate needs unavailable through other means providing access to: 

·         Food (outside of food banks)

·         safe transportation

·         medication

·         social and mental health supports

Eligible expenses could include:

·         adequate supply of food, cleaning supplies, personal items

·         delivery/transportation costs

·         adequate supply of medication

·         funds for check in calls, online gatherings or in person visits as deemed safe

Other preparation and immediate need support will be considered.

United Way PEI will assess completed applications as soon as they are received and for those that indicate that they are addressing emergency needs of vulnerable, low-income individuals, in their program or service, we will do our best to respond to every request while funding is available.

Due to the immediacy of the need, applications will be assessed on a first come, first served basis. Depending on the number of applications received, United Way PEI may not be able to provide the full dollar amount requested or be able to fund every application.

For further information please contact David Webster, Director, Community Impact at 902-892-4155 or

Tier 2– Recovery

Details to follow.


United Way Seeking Information Management Specialists for 211 PEI
The United Way of PEI is seeking two Information Management Specialists for 211 PEI to complete 1 year contract positions (with possibility of extension).

United Way and the Province partner to bring renowned 211 service to PEI
The United Way of PEI announced on February 11th, 211 Day, that the renowned “211” service is coming this fall to PEI as a Thriving Together Poverty Reduction Action Plan initiative.

United by Song | 2018
The UWPEI and Music PEI, with the support of Holland College, brought a memorable evening of song and stories to our Island, showcasing the incredible impact of your donations to the United Way of PEI

Behind every changed life is someone like you who made it happen.
All donations to the United Way of PEI stay on PEI to help Islanders.


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For all general inquiries, please contact:
United Way of Prince Edward Island
180 Kent Street, 2nd Floor
PO Box 247
Charlottetown, PEI
C1A 7K4

Toll Free: 1-877-902-4438
Phone: 902-894-8202
Fax: 902-894-9643

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 4:00PM

Donor Privacy Policy

The United Way of PEI is committed to protecting the privacy of our donors, volunteers, employees and other stakeholders. We value your trust, and we recognize that maintaining this trust requires us to be transparent and accountable in safeguarding the confidentiality of the personal information that you choose to share with us.

The United Way of PEI embraces the principles of the Donor Bill of Rights and the Personal Information Protection Act to ensure that all personal information is properly collected, used only for the purposes...

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