Livable Income
Food Sovereignty
Food Sovereignty
Diversity and Inclusion
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

Community Forum on Basic Income GuaranteeWith Guest Speaker, Honourable Hugh Segal
Sep 26 2019
Murphy’s Community Centre 200 Richmond Street, Charlottetown Wednesday, October 2, 2019 7:00 pm.
Building a Just and Sustainable FutureSeptember 17 & 18
Sep 11 2019
Public Presentation by Clayton Thomas-Muller - Indigenous Rights, Climate Change and Trade Justice - Sept 18 Coffee House and Film Night at UPEI - Sept 17
Basic Income Guarantee - Let's Just Do ItOp-Ed by Marie Burge
Aug 15 2019
This is the second of a two-part series that identifies the many new conclusions about Basic Income Guarantee from experiments and pilots around the world and in Canada with special emphasis on the implications for P.E.I.
Basic Income Guarantee - an Equitable Solution for PovertyOp-Ed by Marie Burge
Aug 15 2019
The first in a two part series on Basic Income Guarantee. Here Marie clarifies what Basic Income Guarantee is and situates it in the current (2019) decisions in the PEI Legislative Assembly.
Protection of PEI Lands and Water as Sources of All LifeCooper Institute's 2019 Social Justice Symposium
May 15 2019
Cooper Institute will hold its 2019 Social Justice Symposium, Protection of PEI Lands and Water as Sources of All Life on Tuesday, June 4th, 6:30-9:00 pm at the Souris and Area Ski & Wildlife Lodge.
World Oceans Week Symposium - June 1Celebrating and Protecting the Gulf of St. Lawrence
May 15 2019
Save our Seas and Shores PEI will mark World Oceans Week, which runs from June 1st to 8th with a symposium -on June 1st.