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At Cooper Institute any donation is very much appreciated. Donated funds will be used to make Prince Edward Island a better place for everyone.

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News and Events

Rights, Faith and Policy: A Public Forum on Migrant Worker Issues

Forum Report Available Now

Posted: Thursday 27th April 2017 15:56

On March 27, more than 70 people attended a forum in Charlottetown to hear about and discuss the contributions of migrant workers to PEI communities, the ways in which community groups are standing in solidarity and supporting workers, and the gaps in federal and provincial policies affecting migrant workers. The report of the forum is now available - please read and share!

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Cooper Institute Submission on PEI's Draft Water Act

Presented on April 10 in Charlottetown

Posted: Tuesday 11th April 2017 02:45   (Updated: Monday 24th April 2017 03:32)

"The moratorium on high capacity wells for farming is still in place - for one more year. The Minister has declared that "something of that nature would be put into regulations. Work will begin on that once the draft act becomes the full act and presented on the floor of the legislature...Regulations are changed much easier and that's why you put things of that detail in regulation." This is disconcerting: to put the control of either high capacity wells or of hydraulic fracturing in regulations makes these crucial issues sitting ducks for intense lobbying of the Cabinet which can change regulations behind closed doors at any Cabinet meeting."

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Food Sovereignty & Climate Change Symposium

More than 70 people participated in the March 11 event - report now available

Posted: Thursday 30th March 2017 16:15   (Updated: Saturday 1st April 2017 17:04)

Nettie Wiebe inspired the crowd with her presentation, clearly defining the inherent contradictions in our current global food system, and raising possibilities for a system based on strengthening and forging relationships, and new understanding of and respect for the natural world of which we are a part.

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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, democracy and cultural diversity and inclusion. Within these programs, we conduct research and popular education projects on provincial, national, and international level.

See Cooper Institute's 2016 Activities Report here.

We are pleased to present the report of our third annual Social Justice Symposium, held on March 11, 2017, in honour of Andrew Macdonald. This year's topic was Food Sovereignty and Climate Change - with guest speaker Dr Nettie Wiebe. Read the report here.

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