OPIRG-GRIPO has a mandate focused on social, environmental and economic justice. We fund groups and research that address struggles against oppression and exploitation.

What do we do?

PIJASHIG ONDJE ANISHNABE AKI! (Welcome to Anishinaabe land!)

Our organisation works on unceded and  unsurrendered territory. ‘We are very aware of this situation and try to be proper allies.

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Ontario Public Interest Research Group

Building movement





Jacob (Mowegan) Wawatie

Jacob (Mowegan) Wawatie

Foundational Elder - OPIRG`s Circle of Elders

Well respected Algonquin Elder and Medicine Man Jacob Wawatie lived in Park La Verendrye at Kokomville Academy. He is and will be the driving force and spiritual compass for our organization. Jacob was deeply committed to our future generations and he dedicated his magic life to craft a liberating educational system in Kokomville Academy.


Board of Directors

Young and committed minds, bodies and spirits, our Board of Directors acknowledge that being true to our collective and personal Responsibilities explains who they are but also abide by a common and shared moral compass they cherish and follow.


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OPIRG 's Staff

OPIRG has five awesome permanent staff members who keep the office open and things in motion.  Feel free to drop by the office or send them an email if you would like to collaborate or have any questions. We also hire contract staff on a semi-regular basis and particularly during the summer.  Visit our blog for any current job postings.  

Nomination Forms (PDF)


Find OPIRG’s Nomination Forms below:

Nomination Form English 2017

Deadline: Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 at 5 p.m.

Formulaire de nomination pour le Conseil 2017

La date d’échéance pour soumettre votre mise en candidature est le mercredi, 29 mars 2017, à 17h00 au bureau de GRIPO-Ottawa

What uOttawa students think about OPIRG

“Thank you for giving me the opportunity to educate myself … 
I have learned a lot and it made me discover new things I never knew of before.
I am very happy to have had the chance to reflect on this.”


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Part of the uOttawa community since 1978.
Impliqué dans la communauté de l'UOttawa depuis 1978

85 University 215 D University Centre /
85, rue Université 215 D au Centre Universitaire.
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5

613-562-5800 Ext: / Poste : 4359/4500
FAX: 613-562-5693

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