Since 1995, OPIRG McMaster has been a place for students to explore social and environmental concerns with a goal of making a positive impact.

Funding and Membership

OPIRG’s core funding comes from full-time undergraduate students in the form of a $5.50 refundable levy for the 2019-2020 academic year. All full-time undergraduate students are automatically members. If you do not wish to support OPIRG McMaster, you can claim a full refund by opting out using our online opt-out during the 3 week period after drop and add. If you still want to opt out, drop by during our office hours in MUSC 229 and we will make sure that you get a full refund!

Members can access the resource library, borrow equipment, attend workshops and events for free, vote at our Annual General Meeting, and are eligible to run for the OPIRG McMaster Board of Directors.

Anyone who is not full-time at McMaster is welcome to join OPIRG as a Community Member for a sliding scale $10-20 fee.

The Annual Budgets, displayed below, show how the money from these fees have been – and will be – put to use!

See How Funding Provided to Pips and Projects has been used this year

Annual Budget For 2020 Fiscal Year

Annual Budget For 2019 Fiscal Year (As of April 17, 2019)

2018 Audited Financial Statements

In 2018, we underwent a financial audit by an independent auditor, to ensure that our finances were being used and recorded effectively, and in accordance with generally accepted Canadian accounting principles.

Click the link below to view the report from the auditor: Audited OPIRG McMaster Final Financial Statements 2018