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Through The Cracks

PEI last in shelter bed count

shelter count

This visual was sourced from Employment and Social Development Canada’s Shelter Capacity Report 2019. It draws from Statistics Canada data. Emergency shelter beds have increased on PEI notably with the addition of eight women’s emergency shelter beds. All considered, the number of beds per population on PEI is still lower than any 2019 rate across the country.

PEI has the fewest number of general emergency shelter beds per 10,000 residents in Canada, according to the most recent data available, the 2019 Canadian Shelter Capacity Report.

The report, which was prepared by Employment and Social Development Canada, found PEI has just 0.5 beds per 10,000 people.

Through The Cracks


Through the Cracks is a one year investigative effort by The Eastern Graphic, West Prince Graphic and peicanada.com to put a face on PEI’s mental health and addictions crisis. We introduce you to those impacted, outline the issues and propose potential solutions. This is the largest editorial effort in Island Press Limited history and potentially Island history.

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Combined honors degree of journalism and political science from University of Kings College and Dalhousie University, 2017. I enjoy researching and writing deep dive feature and investigative stories. Have tips? Let's talk.

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