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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, 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 2017

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.

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News and Events

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."
Time to Make WavesInternational Women's Day Celebration 2018
Feb 23 2018
Thursday, March 8, 3 pm at Trinity United Church Hall in Charlottetown There will be FUN, food, friends, music, a kid’s station and of course DANCING! This is a FREE event - no charge to join in the celebration!
Symposium to Address Seniors' Mental HealthSaturday, February 24, 2018 9:30 to 12:30, Murphy's Community Centre
Feb 02 2018
The Voluntary Resource Council will present Promoting Mental Health in Seniors: Challenges and Strategies.
PEI Lands Protect Act: The Spirit and the LetterSaturday, March 3rd from 12:30-4 pm at Milton Community Hall
Feb 02 2018
Cooper Institute's 4th Annual Social Justice Symposium in Honour of Father Andrew MacDonald
Updating PEI's Employment Standards ActPEI Working Group for a Livable Income calls for a Comprehensive Review
Jan 09 2018
The Employment Standards Act sets minimum workplace standards for non-unionized workers. In the decade since its last review, there has been a rapid redefinition of work, affecting all aspects of Island life.