Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG)

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Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG)

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Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG) was established in the province of Ontario in 1971, as part of a larger national and international network. OPIRG is a charitable non-profit corporation of eleven campus-based PIRGs in the province of Ontario; they include: OPIRG-McMaster, OPIRG-Brock, Waterloo-PIRG, OPIRG-Guelph, OPIRG-Kingston, OPIRG-Carleton, OPIRG-Windsor, OPIRG-Peterborough, OPIRG-York, OPIRG-Toronto, and OPIRG-GRIPO Ottawa. Each group promotes campus and community-based research and action on social justice and environmental issues.


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OPIRG's mandate is to bring together the student, university and larger community to work towards social, economic and environmental justice through social change. Through their individual centers and network, events, and programs, as well as workshops, research, annual conferences and working groups, OPIRG works towards these goals.

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