20 March 2020 – New educational and financial supports

Type of Intervention: Financial and Economic
Sectors Involved: Education, Finance/Economy
Intervention Categories: Finance policy and financial aid; Stimulus packages and financial support
Level of Jurisdiction: Prince Edward Island
Lead People/Agency: Education and Lifelong Learning Minister Brad Trivers

Overview: To support early childhood educators, child care operators, children and parents, the following supports were announced:
– Establishing a fund of up to $2 million to support early learning centres and their staff, maintain child care spaces and ensure parents do not pay fees during the period of closures;
– Suspending repayments for provincial student loans for the next six months; and
– Providing home learning activities for students for the duration of the confirmed school closures through the Public School Branch (PSB) and La Commission scolaire de langue française (CSLF) websites.

Full details here: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/news/new-educational-and-financial-supports-islanders

Type of Justification: Advice of EXTERNAL group of non-academics (e.g. business or community leaders)