Cornwall has three schools including a primary (Westwood), elementary (Eliot River) and junior high (East Wiltshire) school. Bluefield Senior High School is in close proximity to the Town. Kindergarten is now part of the school system at Westwood School. In addition, there are a number of licensed child care facilities within the Town. A complete list can be found at www.gov.pe.ca or www.earlychildhooddevelopment.ca
Education and Lifelong Learning website: Education and Lifelong Learning
Health Care Facilities
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown QEH website is a 15-minute drive away.
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency department.
If you are unsure what to do about a health issue or if you need health information, call 8-1-1.
Cornwall Medical Centre
446 Trans Canada Road,
Cornwall Dental Clinic
Cornwall Dental Clinic
1 Cornwall Rd
Dr. Dana Coles
Cornwall Dental Care
8 Meadowbank Road
Murphy’s Cornwall Pharmacy
401 Trans Canada Highway
Cornwall Veterinary Clinic
Cornwall Vet Clinic
121 Trans-Canada Highway
25 Meadowbank Road
Stop into Town Hall & get your FREE dog tags or call 902-566-2354 to have one mailed to you
Kids Sport Fund
The Kidsport program helps children and families overcome financial barriers which prevent or limit their participation in organized sport.
This program is administered by Sport PEI. If you would like more information or to apply for funding please contact Sport PEI at 368-4110 or online at: http://www.kidsportcanada.ca/prince-edward-island/apply-for-assistance/
Funding opportunities so everyone gets to play!
Jumpstart program is a community based charitable program from the Canadian Tire Foundation for Families that help kids in need participate in organized sports and recreational activities.
For more information visit their website at www.canadiantire.ca/jumpstart.
Keep our Town beautiful! Contribute to the Community Gardens on MacArthur Drive.
Garden plots are $20.00 each.
Interested in volunteering in the gardens this summer? Give us a call.
Do you have a creative idea to improve the beauty of our gardens? If so please call 902-628-6260.
Hope to hear from you!!
Citizens on Patrol
The Town of Cornwall is currently looking for dedicated volunteers for its new Citizens on Patrol Program. The program is designed for volunteers to participate in the observation and reporting of any criminal or potentially criminal activity in Cornwall.
If you are interested in enhancing the safety in our community, please contact 566-2354 for more information.
A watershed is defined, simply as an area of land that drains surface water and groundwater into a river or stream. PEI has more than 250 watersheds which supply us with fresh drinkable water for our domestic and economic needs. The Town of Cornwall and Area is rich with watersheds. We all have a stake in the health of watersheds because these areas are impacted by and in turn influence activities.
Provincial Online Services
Click link below for a list of online services available on the Prince Edward Island Government website
Coyotes have become a regular part of our Island life. The Town of Cornwall continues to receive reports from residents of sightings in a variety of areas within the Town.
We remind residents that these are not unusual occurrences and with some precautions, coyotes should not to be feared. Most importantly, to note is that with all of these ongoing sighting, these coyotes have NOT shown any aggression towards humans.
The Province of PEI, through the Department of Forests, Fish and Wildlife would like to know when sightings occur in the Town of Cornwall. Their staff monitor the locations of, and reported behaviour of, these coyotes to watch for changes. If you have a sighting to report please contact the provincial staff at (902) 368-4683.
Keep these tips in mind:
• Wildlife, including foxes and coyotes, are often fed inadvertently by leaving pet food outdoors, garbage unsecured and/or by allowing bird seed to accumulate on the ground under feeders. Wildlife who have access to food sources such as these commonly lose their fear of humans – this is never a good thing to have happen. Residents should NEVER feed, purposely or inadvertently, foxes and coyotes.
• Small pets should not be left unattended or be permitted to roam freely, particularly in areas where these predators are likely to roam.
• If you encounter a coyote, it is important to make your presence known every time. Make yourself large and intimidating by shouting/making a loud noise and waving your arms, and if necessary, throwing sticks or rocks in their general direction. By taking these actions, coyotes should maintain a healthy fear of humans and this will prevent them from becoming habituated to human presence. Coyotes are observant and, much like a dog, will watch and learn to adapt to their surroundings based on how we as humans interact around them. If we allow them to be too comfortable around us, they will become much more readily seen and less timid of us.
• Walking in pairs/groups is encouraged and it can be comforting to walk with a walking stick.
• Never run away when you see a coyote as it may trigger a predatory response. Back away slowly, facing the animal and continue to act big by making noise and waving your arms to scare it away. If a coyote attacks, shout, throw rocks, and use whatever is available to defend yourself.
Again, it is important to keep in mind that the coyotes around/in the Town of Cornwall have shown no sign of aggressive behavior and that coyotes are being observed in various areas of Cornwall. The Town reminds residents to report all sightings to the Province of PEI at (902) 368-4683 so that coyote behavior and locations can be tracked and monitored.
The Province of PEI’s Coyote Management in PEI report is available through their website.
If you have further questions or to report a sighting please contact the Province of PEI at (902) 368-4683. The Town of Cornwall is not able to provide advice or to remove these animals from our community. We rely on our counterparts in the Province of PEI, who are the experts, to advise and support the Island community in this area. If you encounter a coyote within Town of Cornwall limits and would like to let us know so that we can potentially advise the public generally with a safety reminder please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the details.
Thank you to all residents for your diligence and cooperation in helping to ensure that coyotes, and other wildlife, remain cautious of us and don’t become too comfortable around us.