What We Do


OPIRG is represented on important campus and community partnerships that further our connections and allow contributions from our Board, staff and volunteers.


  • President Advisory Community on Building an Inclusive Community (PACBIC
  • McMaster Anti-Violence Network (AVN)
  • McMaster Community Poverty Initiative (MCPI)
  • Soul Food Fair Committee


Fair Trade

The resource centre offers a wide variety of fair trade products, from chocolate and coffee to handmade woven baskets. 100% of the proceeds go to support the grassroot organizations and individuals who produce them.

“Fair Trade is not a charity, it is a form of international cooperation in which the North and South can work together to promote a better future.”

– Campesino Committee of the Highlands, Guatemala


We support research and action in a variety of ways, from creating skills development events to providing grants to maintaining a comprehensive resource library.

Learn more about the resources and support offered by OPIRG.