2017 Daniel O'Hanley Lecture
Challenges Facing Immigrant Women
Latin American Mission Program presents the Annual Daniel O’Hanley Memorial Lecture Sunday, October 29 at 2:00pm. Presenter: Dr. Sara Torres, Assistant Professor of Social Work, Dalhousie University. Topic: "Challenges Facing Immigrant Women".
Canada-wide migrant worker coalition calls on Trudeau to MoVE for Real Change
Canada calls for end to discrimination against migrant workers
Migrant worker groups from PEI to British Columbia held media events today to call upon the new Liberal government to end the practice of tying temporary foreign workers to their employer – a practice the groups are calling discriminatory.
Coalition for Proportional Representation Response to White Paper on Electoral Reform
PEI Coalition has mixed reaction to recently-released white paper
The community-based organization, PEI Coalition for Proportional Representation (PR), met on Thursday, July 9, 2015 immediately after the release of the White Paper on Democratic Renewal. The reaction of the PR organizing committee is mixed.
Temporary Foreign Workers Project Update
Cooper Institute continues its work with Temporary Foreign Workers in PEI
Since the fall of 2010 Cooper Institute has been working to build knowledge about the growing numbers of temporary foreign workers (TFW’s) in PEI. There were 297 TFW’s in PEI in 2007, and this number continues to rise steadily, reaching 825 in 2011.
Community Groups Consult with Community Services and Seniors Deputy Minister and Staff
Organized by the PEI Working Group for a Livable Income, co-hosted by the PEI Food Security Network
Community groups and Department staff to engage in a discussion about the need for Social Assistance rates to reflect the true cost of a nutritious diet for families and individuals in Prince Edward Island.
Economic desperation exists among long-time community members, migrant workers
Commentary by Josie Baker, May 30, The Guardian, Charlottetown
Over the past four years Cooper Institute has been doing research and community engagement on issues surrounding the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) in PEI.
New Project to Provide Leadership Training and Accompaniment to Women Migrant Workers in PEI
Cooper Institute is a recipient of a 2014 Interministerial Women's Secretariat Grant
Migrant Women Lead is part of the ongoing work of Cooper Institute of research, community engagement, and policy work on the issues surrounding the Temporary Foreign Worker program in PEI.
Cooper Institute Celebrates 30 Years
Marie Burge speaks to Matt Rainnie on Island Morning
For three decades the Cooper Institute on PEI, a not-for profit community organization, has focused on research, education, community development and works with community groups who want positive political, economic, social, and cultural change.
Planning for Domestic Fair Trade - An Outline
Cooper Institute and National Farmers Union develop an outline for a plan to implement domestic fair trade
After spending several months in consultations with a key group of farmers and food activists, Cooper Institute and the National Farmers Union have come up with an outline of a plan for domestic fair trade.