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

International Development Week 2019February 4-9
Jan 18 2019
Events will offer opportunities for groups to network and discuss their work on international issues, to discuss PEI's climate change action plan, the impact of poverty on children's health and possible solutions, and much more.
Children's Health: What has income got to do with it?Tuesday, February 5th at Murphy's Community Centre
Jan 15 2019
Join us on February 5th to discuss the current health and well-being of children on PEI, its relationship with income, and to explore potential options about where we should go from here to improve their quality of life.
Electoral Referendum Choices: What Do Seniors Want to Know?Saturday, January 26, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at Murphy's Community Centre, Charlottetown
Jan 15 2019
This event is a chance to discuss the two choices in the referendum which will take place at the time of the provincial election. The choices are: change to a new system, Mixed Member Proportional Representation; or stay with the current system.
Planning to Keep PovertyOpinion Piece by Marie Burge
Dec 05 2018
While some of the actions in PEI's recently released Poverty Reduction Plan will benefit some on the short term, it might easily be seen as a plan to keep poverty as an inevitable part of the structure of Prince Edward Island.
Irene Burge, Outstanding Volunteer!Irene Burge honoured at Voluntary Resource Council annual celebration
Nov 26 2018
One of the founding members of Cooper Institute, Irene Burge was recognized for her long history of volunteerism, as a community organizer, home economist, editor extraordinaire, and lover and sharer of music.
New! Migrant Worker Guides Guides for Migrant Workers Now Available in Spanish and Mandarin
Nov 17 2018
Cooper Institute, with the support of LUSH Charity Pot and the Law Foundation of Prince Edward Island, has updated its information guides for migrant workers, which are now available in three languages.