FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is the selection process for the groups you support?

OPIRG-Ottawa supports a wide variety of grass-roots volunteer groups, and the groups are selected according to each group’s contributions to social, economic and environmental justice. People can apply for action group status by filling in an application form and submitting to our board of directors. The board of directors reviews those applications and approves them on the basis of compliance with our mandate, which is to support initiatives in favour of “social, environmental and economic justice”.

What is OPIRG’s relationship with the Student Federation?

OPIRG was created as an autonomous organization through a referendum of the student federation (SFUO) in 1978. The terms of the agreement set out that the SFUO would play an intermediary role in the collection of the student levy while OPIRG would be run separately by its own elected board of directors.

Who can vote and run for the OPIRG board?

All members in good standing can participate in the elections by voting and/or running for a board position. A student who hasn’t opted out is automatically considered a member, and it is also possible for members of the community to join by paying an annual membership fee of $5. The registration for community membership must be made at least 30 days in advance of the election in order to be eligible to vote.


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

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

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