Michelle Arsenault District 26 - Alberton-Bloomfield

Michelle is a lifelong resident of West Prince grew up in Montrose. She has lived in Duvar with her husband Trent for the last 25 years.  Her 3 children Elora, Emily and Sam all live and work in West Prince as well. She Graduated from UPEI as a mature student in 2009 with a degree in Psychology and Sociology and is currently a Program Coordinator and a Mental Health Outreach worker with Canadian Mental Health Association’s West Prince Housing program. Her work is based in Alberton and serves all of West Prince. In this role Michelle works with individuals who are homeless or struggling with their housing and helps them to access safe housing and the wraparound supports they need to live healthier lives.  She has a passion for helping the most vulnerable people in our society. She has been volunteering with the Canadian Red Cross for the last 10 years and has deployed to disaster zones across the country. In her role as a disaster management volunteer she also supports local islanders who have been affected by personal disasters. Michelle has been an advocate for rural Islanders and has actively supported rural access to healthcare, justice and transit. Her work with the Island wide Hospital Access advocacy group inspired her to take a more active role in our provincial affairs.  After many years of working from the sidelines she has come to believe, as did Tommy Douglas, that, The greatest way to defend democracy is to make it work.”