Current News and Events
How the Pandemic Affected Temporary Foreign Workers in PEI
New research reveals inadequate housing, overcrowding during the COVID-19 pandemic for Temporary Foreign Workers in P.E.I.
Safe at Work, Unsafe at Home: COVID-19 and Temporary Foreign Workers in Prince Edward Island is the first report in a series of research projects by the Migrant Workers in the Canadian Maritimes partnership.
Indigenous Fisheries - Rights, Resilience & Revival
Daniel O'Hanley Lecture - Online, February 7
The Latin American Mission Program (LAMP) is presenting the 29th annual Daniel O’Hanley Memorial Lecture on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. Due to COVID 19 restrictions, the lecture will be on-line.
Online Presentations for Tenants Start January 28
Sponsored by PEI Fight for Affordable Housing and Cooper Institute
The PEI Fight for Affordable Housing and Cooper Institute are organizing websinars for tenants. Subjects include tenants' rights, organizing success stories and the ABCs of organizing.
Migrant Worker Program Advocacy
Cooper Institute seeking a new member of collective and Migrant Worker Program Coordinator
Cooper Institute has been engaged in education, accompaniment, and advocacy with migrant workers since 2010. We are seeking a new person to join our collective and staff team as the coordinator of outreach and support to migrant workers.
Cooper Institute Joins National Campaign for Healthcare for All
Over 200 organizations across Canada sign open letter for #HealthCare4All Campaign for Healthcare Coverage for all People Living in Canada
Cooper Institute, PEI Working Group for a Livable Income among groups signing open letter to the Prime Minister and Federal Minister of Health, calling for healthcare for everyone regardless of immigration status.
Income Supports for Migrants in Canada
Information for workers who have lost income due to Covid-19 - English, Chinese, Spanish
HAVE YOU LOST WORK OR INCOME BECAUSE OF COVID-19? All non-permanent residents with a valid Social Insurance Number can get money through the Federal government’s emergency fund (CERB). You do not need to have filed taxes or submit any documents.
Protection of PEI Lands and Water as Sources of All Life
Cooper Institute's 2019 Social Justice Symposium
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.
Land Grabbing in Prince Edward Island
With Keynote Speaker Senator Diane Griffin
Land Grabbing on PEI: How the Lands Protection Act is being violated and why Islanders should be concerned: Saturday, February 23 from 1:30 to 4:00 pm at the PEI Farm Centre. Hosted by the Coalitions for the Protection of PEI Land and Water.
Irene Burge, Outstanding Volunteer!
Irene Burge honoured at Voluntary Resource Council annual celebration
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.
Children's Health: What does it have to do with Income?
Event scheduled for November 20 has been postponed - will provide update soon!
Could Basic Income Guarantee improve children's health? Join Chief Public Health Officer Dr Heather Morrison as she presents her 2017 report on children's health, and members of the Working Group for a Livable Income to discuss the benefits of BIG.
Evaluating Migrant Workers' Rights
2018 Report Card on Migrant Workers' Rights - Just Released
Migrant workers are vulnerable to abuse and exploitation due to factors such as language barriers, isolation, lack of access to assistance and information about their rights, and employer-specific work permits. It's time for action.
Migrant Worker Forum 2018 - A Great Success
Sharing and Learning and Ideas for Positive Change
Seventy people from community and faith organizations and government joined migrant workers for a full day of presentations and discussion aimed at increasing our collective understanding of the challenges faced by migrant workers living in PEI.
PEI Lands Protection Act: The Spirit and the Letter
Social Justice Symposium 2018 - Report
"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."
Updating PEI's Employment Standards Act
PEI Working Group for a Livable Income calls for a Comprehensive Review
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.
Cooper Institute Submission on PEI's Draft Water Act
Presented on April 10, 2017 in Charlottetown
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.