Father Jimmy: Life and Times of Jimmy Tompkins


Available from the publisher: Breton Books https://www.capebretonbooks.com/

Father Jimmy Tompkins was the spiritual father of the co-op movement in Nova Scotia. When he insisted that the university should serve the average person, his bishop banished him to parish work among Nova Scotia’s poorest fisherman. Once over the shock, Tompkins encouraged cooperation, self-reliance and adult education – testing the roots of what became the Antigonish Movement.

In Father Jimmy, his ideas live again – an inspiration and a tool for those who want to make a difference today.