Current News and Events
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.