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
On Tuesday, November 17, 2020 MLA Trish Altass introduced a motion that called on government to make Mental Health and Addiction Services a priority. The motion passed unanimously. Read full text of Motion No. 89 - Calling on Government to make Mental Health and...
Motion No. 88 – Calling on Government to fund treatments available on the formulary for rare disease
On Thursday, November 12, 2020 MLA Trish Altass introduced a motion that called on government to implement a protocol to enable funding for treatments available on the formulary for rare diseases and to provide a more transparent and thoughtful response, justified by...