63% of respondents reported that they DO receive financial support from some government source. This financial support is received in addition to the cost of program tuition that is not charged to anyone enrolled in Adult Education, but is paid for by provincial and federal government agencies. 28.7% of participants reported that they DO NOT receive financial support from any source and the remaining 8.3% did not respond.
Almost 28% of the survey participants reported that Services Canada pays either the total or partial amount of their transportation expenses to and from school. Two people indicated that the PEI Department of Social Services and Seniors (Financial Assistance program or FA) paid for their total transportation costs and one other stated that this agency covered a portion of transportation expenses. One other respondent stated that CPP paid for part of his/her transportation costs.
74 people indicated that this category did not apply to them. From this number, it can be estimated that 69% of Adult Education students questioned were not receiving any support for transportation costs other than their own resources.
10% of respondents stated that Services Canada covers the total amount of their childcare expenses. Another 5.6% reported that Services Canada pays for part of the cost of childcare. 13% of those surveyed claimed that childcare costs were being paid for by the province (financial assistance).