Current News and Events
Leaders' Forum on Environmental Issues
Monday, April 8 at 7 pm, MacDougall Hall, UPEI
As part of the lead up to the provincial election on April 23, a coalition of 20 Island organizations involved with a range of environmental and conservation issues on PEI is hosting an all-party leaders' forum on environmental issues.
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.
Children's Health: What has income got to do with it?
Tuesday, February 5th at Murphy's Community Centre
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
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.
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.
Common Good Retirement Plan - PEI Employer Roundtable
Tuesday, October 16th from 3:00 to 4:30 pm
Representatives of Island not-for-profit groups are invited to take part in an information session about the Common Good Retirement Plan, which aims to create a national, portable retirement income plan for Canada’s non-profit and charitable sector.
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.
No Land, No Food, No Life
Cinema Politica Film Screening
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
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.
Legal Information Document for Migrant Workers in PEI Now Available
Research made possible by the Law Foundation of PEI
A new Guide for migrant workers living and working in PEI has been produced by Cooper Institute. This guide serves as a plain-language introduction to the laws and policies affecting migrant workers in PEI.