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Volunteer Opportunity: Employment Support for Migrant Workers

Local residents to be matched with migrant workers in PEI for employment support

Posted: Wednesday 29th June 2016 14:16

We’re seeking local volunteers who have a good sense of the kind of writing employers want to see, and are generally familiar with the PEI Job Market. Each Volunteer would be paired with an individual to help correct errors and awkward language on resumes and cover letters. Since PEI’s job market is all about who you know, there is also the possibility of helping to connect these workers to local employers who would be in a position to hire them full time as a Temporary Foreign Worker through the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) Process.

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Summer Student Job Available

Community Researcher/Facilitator for the PEI Working Group for a Livable Income

Posted: Tuesday 24th May 2016 17:35

The PEI Working Group for a Livable Income is looking for a student to work on its Basic Income Guarantee campaign. The student will be responsible for organizing community-based research among other things.

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Equal in Dignity - Equal in Rights - a great success!

Forum on Migrant Worker Rights Attracts over 60 People

Posted: Friday 29th April 2016 13:08

Speakers at the April 16 event included migrant workers, activists, and members of unions and of faith communities. The panels and group discussions provoked many questions as we explored the challenges faced by migrant workers, and the global, national and local aspects of migration. Specific policy issues were identified, as were actions to affect necessary change. Participants said they left feeling enlightened, curious, challenged, energized and ready to act for justice! Some of the recommendations coming out of the day centred on: a) connecting local, national and global migration issues, building solidarity; b)the need to look at migration through lenses of gender and cultural diversity; c)making sure the voices of migrant workers are at the forefront; d) building relationships in communities and identifying roles for faith communities, community groups and others and take collective action. It was decided to form a Prince Edward Island Task Force, which has met once already and will meet again on May 5 at 4pm at 81 Prince St, Charlottetown.

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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 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 2015 Activities Report here.

We are pleased to present the report of our second annual Social Justice Symposium, held on November 21, 2015, in honour of Andrew Macdonald. 
Just Democracy:Mixed Member Proportional Representation for all People


The REPORT of Cooper Institute's 2014 (first annual) Social Justice Symposium is also 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.