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

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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Action Team for Migrant Workers' Rights Launches Facebook Page

Posted: Friday 14th July 2017 17:36

The PEI Action Team for Migrant Worker Rights is an initiative of Cooper Institute, a group of volunteers working to improve the conditions of Migrant Workers in PEI, advocating for their rights and the improvement of their status in our country, and helping to facilitate their integration into the community. We want to be a source of information about issues related to migrant workers in our community as well as throughout Canada. Today May 1st we inaugurate this space and we commemorate the international workers day and the struggle around the world for the rights of all workers.

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Now, That's a Really Great Question

Honourable David MacDonald Seminar Series at UPEI, starting July 4

Posted: Saturday 1st July 2017 14:10

From the Island Studies website at http://projects.upei.ca/iis/ : Summer breakfast seminars: NOW THAT’S A REALLY GREAT QUESTION Join the Honourable David MacDonald as he leads discussions on topics around the theme of Now That’s a Really Great Question: “Can Mother Earth and her peoples survive and thrive in the Anthropocene?” These UPEI breakfast seminars will be held in Room 103 at 618 University Avenue, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island every Tuesday morning from 8 to 10 AM during the weeks from July 4 to August 22, 2017. Parking is free. Please register which seminars you wish to attend by emailing climate@upei.ca or calling (902) 894-2852. All are welcome.

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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 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.