OPIRG working groups are a place for you to set targets for effective social justice or environmental goals, and most importantly, take action to bring about positive results.

Over the years student-led working groups have brought Fair Trade to campus, conducted waste audits, worked with McMaster to improve battery recycling, created Hamilton’s first volunteer run bike repair workshop (Recycle Cycles), build the foundation for Mac Farmstand, lobbied and achieved pedestrian and cycling safety improvements, successfully organized against police practice of carding; recent groups are engaging on Indigenous issues, working to get more open source textbooks for courses, to reduce the amount of waste created by disposable coffee cups, and seeking to have McMaster divest from fossil fuels, just to name a few. (Read working group year end reports from 1998 onward, or see our current groups)

If you have an issue you want to take action on, start by filling out our working group application. If you have questions or want to discuss your ideas, you can contact our Coordinator of Volunteers Randy: randy.opirg@gmail.com or 905-525-9140 x26026.

OPIRG helps you by providing orientation and skills development along the way. Other volunteers will be able to join you in your journey for justice!

Big changes start with small steps. Consider walking toward a better world with us!

Deadline to apply, April 29, 2016

Deadline April 29, 2016. Poster by Sadiyah Jamal