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Migrant Workers
Migrant Workers

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, diversity and inclusion, protection of land and water, and improving lives of migrant workers in the province. Within these programs, we conduct research and popular education projects on provincial, national, and international level.

Social Justice Symposium 2018

We are pleased to present the report of our fourth annual Social Justice Symposium, held in March 2018, in honour of Andrew Macdonald. This year's topic was the PEI Lands Protection Act; the Spirit and the Letter.

2018 Social Justice Symposium Report

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News and Events

Reconciling DifferencesPublic Lecture and Workshop - October 19 and 20
Oct 09 2018
The Council of Canadians PEI is sponsoring a public lecture on Friday October 19th at 7 pm and a workshop on Saturday October 20th (10am-3:30pm) on Reconciling Differences.
Common Good Retirement Plan - PEI Employer RoundtableTuesday, October 16th from 3:00 to 4:30 pm
Oct 02 2018
Representatives of Island not-for-profit groups are invited to take part in an information session about the Common Good Retirement Plan, which aims to create a national, portable retirement income plan for Canada’s non-profit and charitable sector.
Evaluating Migrant Workers' Rights2018 Report Card on Migrant Workers' Rights - Just Released
Jun 14 2018
Migrant workers are vulnerable to abuse and exploitation due to factors such as language barriers, isolation, lack of access to assistance and information about their rights, and employer-specific work permits. It's time for action.
Migrant Worker Forum 2018 - A Great SuccessSharing and Learning and Ideas for Positive Change
May 10 2018
Seventy people from community and faith organizations and government joined migrant workers for a full day of presentations and discussion aimed at increasing our collective understanding of the challenges faced by migrant workers living in PEI.
Forum to Address Migrant Workers' RightsLiving and Thriving: Supporting Migrant Workers in PEI
Apr 11 2018
With guest speakers Marisa Berry Méndez of the Canadian Council for Refugees, Gabriel Allahdua of Justice for Migrant Workers and Connie Sorio, KAIROS Canada.
PEI Lands Protection Act: The Spirit and the LetterSocial Justice Symposium 2018 - Report
Mar 28 2018
"Participants agreed that land should be kept for the people who live and produce food on it – protecting it for present and future generations. It was encouraging that more people will accept the challenge to be protectors of the land."