Prince Edward Island

This represents a sampling rather than an exhaustive list of relevant programs and services in the province.

Emergency

POLICE
Call 911 or local RCMP or police:

Local RCMP:

  • Charlottetown – 902-386-9300
  • Summerside – 902-436-9300
  • Alberton – 902-853-9300
  • Montague – 902-838-9300
  • Souris – 902-687-9300

Local Police:

  • Charlottetown – 902-629-4172
  • Summerside – 902- 432-1201
  • Kensington – 902-836-4499

Crisis & Help Lines

Anderson House Crisis Line
Call 1-800-240-9894,Toll free or 902-892-0960 (Charlottetown area), available 24/7.

Island Helpline
Call 1-800-218-2885, Toll-free, Bilingual, 24/7 access to confidential and anonymous information, support or help in a crisis.

Kids Help Phone
Call 1-800-668-6868, Toll-free, Bilingual, Canada-wide.
Provides children and youth with anonymous and confidential professional counselling, referrals and information.

Child Abuse
Call 911, the police, local child welfare services or the Child Abuse Hotline listed below.

Child Abuse Hotline
Call 1-800-341-6868. PEI-wide child protection services. After hours calls concerning child abuse are screened and, if necessary, referred to workers on call across Prince Edward Island.

Mental Health Crisis Response
Mental health staff are available through the Emergency Departments at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Prince County Hospital.

Charlottetown
Queen Elizabeth Hospital - Emergency Department, 60 Riverside Drive, Charlottetown, PE
Mental Health Crisis Response Hours:
Monday to Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Summerside
Prince County Hospital - Emergency Department
65 Roy Boates Avenue, Summerside, PE
Mental Health Crisis Response Hours:
Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Counselling, Shelters & Other Support

Anderson House
Call 1-800-240-9894, Toll-free or 902-892-0960 (Charlottetown area), available 24/7. Provides a substance-free emergency shelter for women and their children.

Chief Mary Bernard Memorial Shelter
Call 1-855-297-2332, Toll-free or 902-831-2332 (Lennox Island), available 24/7. Emergency shelter for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women and their children experiencing family violence.

PEI Rape and Sexual Assault Centre
Call 1-888-368-8055, Toll-free or 902-368-8055, Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm.
Provides services across the province to adult and youth survivors of recent or past sexual abuse or sexual assault.

Victim Services
Call 902-368-4582 (Charlottetown) or 902-888-8218 (Summerside), Toll-free, confidential services to victims of violence, or any other crime. A person can access Victim Services whether the police have been called or not.

Family Violence Prevention Services Inc.
Outreach coordinators are available at:
West Prince: 902-859-8849, email: valerie@fvps.ca
East Prince: 902-436-0517, email: norma@fvps.ca
Eastern PEI: 902-838-0795, email: gwyn@fvps.ca
Queens: 5902-66-1480 ext. 224, email: gloria@fvps.ca
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Catholic Family Services Bureau
Call: 902-894-3515 or email admin@catholicfamilyservice.ca 
Charlottetown.
Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Catholic Family Services Bureau is a confidential, nondenominational counselling service that works to meet your therapeutic needs by providing the highest level of individual, couple, and family counselling services for men, women and children. The fee for service is based on income, except in the case of domestic violence, in which case the service is free.

Le Groupe Consultatif Communautaire Évangéline (ECCG)
Wellington: 902-854-2699/439-1147
7:00 a.m. - as needed
The ECCG in Wellington provides free services in both French
and English to men, women and children. Anyone can call for
support services or referral information as well as to find out about programs which exist in local communities.

Family Service PEI
Charlottetown: 902-892-2441
Summerside: 902-436-9171
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m.
Family Service PEI provides Therapeutic (individual/couple/
family) and counselling for women and men. Services
are provided for all family members (over the age of 12) and
referrals can be made to other specialist services, as needed. Family Service PEI keeps the need for the safety of all clients at a high level of priority.

Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres
Provides contact information for anti-violence centres in Prince Edward Island.

Legal Support

Community Legal Information Association
Call 1-800-240-9798, Toll-free in Atlantic Canada.
Provides an anonymous, free, confidential legal information service (not legal advice). Offers lawyer referrals for a low-cost consultation about your legal needs ($25 + tax for up to 45 minutes).

PEI Legal Aid
Criminal and family legal aid services are provided under the Prince Edward Island Legal Aid Program. Visit Prince Edward Island Legal Aid.

Mediation PEI Inc.
Call 902-892-7667.
Offers family mediation services to help ease psychological and financial problems during separation and divorce.