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Cooper Institute

Cooper Institute is a development education centre engaged in popular education and research. The institute was established in 1984 and is a registered charity. Cooper Institute works with groups that are organized for social change, such as primary producers, workers, First Nations, and women's organizations. Since 1984, the work of the Institute has been with grassroots organizations for positive and progressive social, economic, political, and cultural change. Sectors, organizations, and groups currently served by Cooper Institute include: farmers; fishers; aboriginal people; women; workers; Acadians; church groups; organizations of persons with disabilities; multicultural groups; seniors' federation; groups dedicated to youth at risk; community organizations; and schools. Most of the Institute's work is on PEI, but there are also requests to conduct workshops and conferences in the other Atlantic provinces.

KAIROS


KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives is an ecumenical movement for ecological justice and human rights. It was formed in 2001 by bringing together over ten previous inter-church coalitions. KAIROS has a Steering Committee made up of Indigenous representatives and representatives of ten churches and religious organizations, a staff of 35 people in offices in Toronto and Ottawa and in home offices in regions across Canada, three program Circles and group of regional representatives and educators, as well as a network of activists in Canada, and partners in Canada and around the world.

FCNB


The Filipino-Canadian CommUNITY of New Brunswick (FCNB) is a provincial registered not-for-profit organization. FCNB’s mandate is to engage in multicultural, social, civic, educational and charitable activities for the betterment of the Filipinos and Filipino-Canadians in the province of New Brunswick. FCNB’s vision is to create a healthy Filipino immigrant community that is both self-sufficient and fully integrated within Canadian society.

UFCW Canada


The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW Canada) is one of Canada's most experienced and respected labour unions, with a union history that goes back to the 1800s. UFCW is one of Canada's most youthful unions with more than 40 percent of UFCW Canada members under the age of 30. UFCW Canada is backed up by the strength of UFCW International – one of North America’s largest private-sector unions with more than 1.3 million members across six different time zones. UFCW is also one of Canada’s most diverse unions, proudly representing and helping to organize workers in every aspect of the food chain, as well as healthcare, security, non-food manufacturing, office and professional, and other key sectors of the economy.