81 Prince Street
Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4R3
Phone: (902) 894-4573

The Reverend Vincent Murnaghan Memorial Scholarship

News and Events

Migrant Workers in PEI: a Public Forum

Wednesday, December 2nd - Montague Rotary Library, 53 Wood Islands Road, Montague, 6:30 p.m.

Posted: Wednesday 25th November 2015 12:53

Migrant workers in PEI come from all over the world, and face particular challenges and barriers living in Canada. Both Cooper Institute and the PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada have programs to help migrant workers access their rights and information about the policies affecting their lives. This public forum is an opportunity to learn about the work of these organizations. For more information, or to register, please contact Cooper Institute: (902) 894-4573

Read More

Just Democracy: Mixed Member Proportional Representation for all people

Second Annual Social Justice Symposium in memory of Father Andrew Macdonald

Posted: Monday 16th November 2015 11:49

On November 21, 2015, Cooper Institute will hold its second-annual Social Justice Symposium in memory of Father Andrew Macdonald. This year's theme is: “Just Democracy: Mixed Member Proportional Representation for all people,” and will feature guest speaker Mark Greenan. This event will take at the CAST Building of Holland College from 2-5pm on November 21. This event is free. Please pre-register by phone (902) 894-4573 or email cooperinstitute@eastlink.ca

Read More

Canada wide migrant worker coalition calls on Trudeau to MoVE for Real Change

Newly launched Coalition for Migrant Worker Rights - Canada calls for end to discrimination against migrant workers.

Posted: Wednesday 28th October 2015 10:17

Migrant worker groups from PEI to British Columbia held media events today to call upon the new Liberal government to end the practice of tying temporary foreign workers to their employer – a practice the groups are calling discriminatory. The Coalition for Migrant Workers Rights - Canada (CMWRC), is a coalition of organizations representing Canadian born and migrant worker groups from coast to coast, aimed at improving work conditions for all workers. At the media conference in Charlottetown, Josie Baker of Cooper Institute introduced the coalition's first campaign: MoVE – Mobility, Voice and Equality for Migrant Workers. “This campaign calls on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to undo the harm done by the Harper government,” Baker said, “and to move towards a single-tier immigration system based on permanency and family reunification as a way to ensure decent work for all.” Read more to see or download the pdf version of the whole media release.

Read More

Cooper Institute is an education and community development centre in the province of Prince Edward Island, Canada. The main program areas of our organization are livable income for all, food sovereignty and cultural diversity and inclusion. Within these programs, we conduct research and popular education projects on provincial, national, and international level.

The REPORT of Cooper Institute's first annual Social Justice Symposium is now available! You can also watch a video of Chandra Pasma's presentation: Powerless Workes and Apathetic Citizens: Is Basic Income The Cure?


2014 Activities Report

Guide to Helping Temporary Foreign Workers

Services for Temporary Foreign Workers

Changing Hands:Temporary Foreign Workers in PEI

Temporary Foreign Workers - Quick Facts


And here we are, at Cooper Institute's 30th Anniversary Celebration
May 7, 2014.