MLA District 23 Tyne Valley – Sherbrooke
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Trish Altass is a community-based researcher whose work has involved exploring lived experiences and collaborating with government departments, community organizations and vulnerable populations. Throughout her career, she has been dedicated to work that supports the development of a more equitable society where everyone can live healthy, well and strong within their communities and families.
Trish has been a strong advocate for policy development based on the social determinants of health and the need for a basic income guarantee to eliminate poverty. She was also a founding member of the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute at the University of Guelph, focused on building community-university partnerships, community engagement and social innovation.
In addition to her research and community work, she has been a union leader, serving as women’s council chair and local president of the teaching assistant and sessional faculty union at the University of Guelph, CUPE 3913.
Trish was elected to represent District 23, Tyne Valley-Sherbrooke on April 23, 2019, and is currently the opposition critic for Health and Wellness and Fisheries and Communities.
Trish was born in Eastern PEI, and after many years living away, she relocated to Summerside where she lives with her partner and daughter.
- Health and Wellness
- Fisheries and Communities
- Health and Social Development
- Poverty in PEI
By Trish Altass, MLA District 23 Tyne Valley-Sherbrooke Official Opposition Critic for Health and Wellness The opening of Lennon House is wonderful news and a long time coming. Led by Dianne Young, who tragically lost her own son to addiction, Lennon House has been a...
Joint statement by MLAs Hannah Bell and Trish Altass on Premier King’s disparaging description of workers impacted by COVID-19
Joint statement by Hannah Bell, Official Opposition Critic for Economic Growth, and Trish Altass, Official Opposition Critic for Health and Wellness on Premier King’s disparaging description of workers impacted by COVID-19 We were dismayed to read Premier King has...