Livable Income
Food Sovereignty
Food Sovereignty
Diversity and Inclusion
Democracy
Democracy
Land and Water
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.

Learn more about what we do here:

Migrant Worker Guides

Guide for Migrant Workers

Guía del Trabajador Migrante

流动劳工指南    在爱德华王子岛生活与工作

Guide for Seasonal Agricultural Workers

Guía del Trabajador Agrícola Estacional​s

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News and Events

Permanent Status for AllDigital Rally to take place Sunday, June 14
Jun 11 2020
The rally, organized by the Migrant Rights Network, is part of a campaign for full immigration status for all, as part of a just recovery from COVID-19.
Cooper Institute Joins National Campaign for Healthcare for AllOver 200 organizations across Canada sign open letter for #HealthCare4All Campaign for Healthcare Coverage for all People Living in Canada
May 21 2020
Cooper Institute, PEI Working Group for a Livable Income among groups signing open letter to the Prime Minister and Federal Minister of Health, calling for healthcare for everyone regardless of immigration status.
Covid-19 Information for Temporary Foreign Workers Now AvailableGuides are available in English, Spanish and Chinese
May 06 2020
Information about Covid-19, and links to helpful resources for temporary foreign workers are now available on the Government of Prince Edward Island website, in 3 languages.
Income Supports for Migrants in CanadaInformation for workers who have lost income due to Covid-19 - English, Chinese, Spanish
Apr 11 2020
HAVE YOU LOST WORK OR INCOME BECAUSE OF COVID-19? All non-permanent residents with a valid Social Insurance Number can get money through the Federal government’s emergency fund (CERB). You do not need to have filed taxes or submit any documents.
Cooper Institute Office Temporarily Closed Due to Covid-19But you can still reach us!
Apr 03 2020
While we may not be in the office, we are available by email (see the contact us tab at the top of the page) and by phone. 902-894-4573. It may be a few. days before we return your call, please be patient!
PEI Land and Water: Sources of all LiveSocial Justice Symposium - Wednesday, March 11 in Wheatley River
Feb 25 2020
Colin Jeffrey will be the keynote speaker at an event co-hosted by Wheatley River Improvement Group and Trout River Environmental Committee.