APPLICATIONS FOR WORKING GROUP STATUS for 2013-2014 are due April 18, 2013. Find out how to apply here.

Working groups are semi-autonomous groups of students and community members who organize around specific issues relating to the environment and social change. OPIRG engages students interested in critiquing, researching and acting on pressing social/environmental issues.
Working Groups receive funding from the OPIRG office, as well as ongoing support and training.
Working Groups use a CONSENSUS DECISION MAKING model to ensure equal access to power within groups, and are expected to take an ANTI-OPPRESSION workshop, offered for free each term.

OPIRG accepts applications for Working Groups in the spring and again at the start of the winter term. Applications are reviewed by our Board of Directors who meet with applicants to ask questions about the proposal before deciding which groups will be accepted.

  • Start by reading the OPIRG McMaster WORKING GROUP POLICY (Read it here)
  • Fill our our online application. (Please read the working group policy before applying.)
  • You will meet with our Board of Directors for an interview, after which the Board will approve or deny your proposed group