Lobie is a well know poet on PEI and a leader in the Co-Op Movement. Here is a recent citation for an award he received in this role:
David “Lobie” Daughton, a co-op activist from Prince Edward Island, is the winner of the Canadian Worker Co-operative Federation (CWCF)’s 2009 Worker Co-op Merit Award. The award will be presented at the CWCF conference banquet on November 20.
Mr. Daughton has over 30 years of experience in co-operative Community Economic Development. After helping to start peer support co-operatives at university in the U.K., he worked with natural food co-ops in Canada then joined the housing arm of Co-op Atlantic, eventually moving on to the Regional Co-operative Development Centre where he led the development of an Atlantic Region youth internship program.
Mr. Daughton coordinated the MYDAS worker co-op, “Mobilizing Youth for the Delivery of (co-operative) Advisory Services”, and played a key role in the creation of both the PEI Co-operative Council and the Community Enterprise Council of New Brunswick. He served on the CWCF Board from 2004 to 2008. He has worked as Atlantic Coordinator of the Canadian CED Network and has been an active research partner in the Atlantic Social Economy and Sustainability Research Network. His consulting business, Healthy Community Partners, focuses on personal and planetary health issues.