What is an OPIRG action group?
OPIRG-Ottawa’s action groups are made up of dedicated students, university staff and community volunteers who work together on one or more topics related to social, environmental or economic justice. Their activities relieve suffering or promote dignity, health, sustainability or equity. OPIRG action groups are independent and organize a wide variety of events and projects. Action groups receive funding, training and other support from OPIRG-Ottawa. Here is OPIRG’s Action Groups Policy: Action Grps Policy Oct 2017 OPIRG
How to become an action group
Campus-based groups whose activities reflect OPIRG’s mandate can apply to become OPIRG action groups. Please complete the AG application form (AG status application form English) and send it to the Action Groups Coordinator at Ronda@opirg-gripo.ca. Please also contact us if you would like to discuss creating a new group to work on an issue.
Wild Pollinator Partners
Wild Pollinator Partners works in the Eastern Ontario & Outaouais region to support pollinators and to empower people who care. We bring together people who are interested in wild pollinators and who are motivated to help support their resilience and survival.
We seek to raise awareness and to share information and resources. WPP offers learning opportunities and events, and encourages appropriate action to support wild pollinators.
The photo above was taken on campus by Shang-Yao Peter Lin.
Critical Urban Research Society
The Critical Urban Research Society is here to encourage people to explore texts broadly related to critical urban studies, with an orientation toward social justice. We are a reading group that discusses academic texts in a relaxed non-judgemental environment that strives to be a place where ideas can be safely explored.
Peoples’s Republic of Delicious
We’re a food collective at the University of Ottawa that seeks to offer a healthy, environmentally responsible and affordable food alternative on campus and at like-minded events around the city. The PRD offers vegetable-based meals, and volunteers are invited to help us cook lunch.
Extinction Rebellion Ottawa
This is the official Ottawa connection to the global Extinction Rebellion. Faced with the very real threat of human extinction, concerned citizens are rising up to demand immediate and meaningful action on climate change and ecological collapse. This is the most important battle in human history. Let’s change the climate trajectory through non-violent direct action. There’s no time to waste. We also recommend signing up for our email mailing list at extinctionrebellioncanada.ca (We only send a few messages a month and we won’t share your address with anyone).
Millhaven Lifers Liaison Group
Millhaven Lifers Liaison Group is an advocacy group that aims to combat the stigma attached to those involved with the criminal justice system. Every month we go and meet with men who are serving life sentences at Millhaven Institute near Bath, Ontario.