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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

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.
No Land, No Food, No LifeCinema Politica Film Screening
Jan 09 2018
Cinema Politica Charlottetown, the UPEI Environmental Society & Sustainability Committee and the PEI Council of Canadians Chapter will host a screening of No Land No Food No Life on Sunday, January 14th at 6 pm. at UPEI - Don & Marion MacDougall Hall
Moving Forward on PROpinion Piece by Marie Burge
Dec 08 2017
Marie Burge asks, in this piece, what can we expect in terms of electoral reform in this sitting of the Legislature? What kind of community engagement will take place leading up to the referendum in 2019?
Action Team for Migrant Workers' Rights Launches Facebook PageNew place on social media for PEI migrant workers
Jul 14 2017
The PEI Action Team for Migrant Worker Rights is an initiative of Cooper Institute, a group of volunteers working to improve the conditions of Migrant Workers in PEI.
Rights, Faith and Policy: A Public Forum on Migrant Worker IssuesForum Report Available Now
Apr 27 2017
On March 27, more than 70 people attended a forum in Charlottetown to hear about and discuss the contributions of migrant workers to PEI communities.
Cooper Institute Submission on PEI's Draft Water ActPresented on April 10, 2017 in Charlottetown
Apr 11 2017
Cooper Institute was the first presenter to the Prince Edward Island Environmental Advisory Council on October 13, 2015 as part of a wide ranging consultation giving suggestions for the spirit and content of the proposed PEI Water Act.