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  • OPIRG has several positions available to students. There are different eligibility requirements apply for each position so be sure to read the eligibility requirements before you start to apply. Trent Work Study Placements (TWSP) – 3 positions available, applications due May 5. Positions start September 2017. Trent International Program students – 1 position available, applications […]

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  •   Please join us on April 8 for a full day of activities as Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG) celebrates its 40th anniversary.  Film screening, public exhibition, food and music performance by the renowned local band Dub Trinity are all features of this special celebration on April 8! We start the day with our […]

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  • On March 10 Vanessa Gray an organizer with Aamjiwnaang and Sarnia Against Pipelines was a keynote speaker at OPIRGs AGM held at the Gathering Space of the Trent University. She talked about elevated levels of poverty, environmental hazards, and disenfranchisement of the members of her community. Her ongoing campaign strives to raise awareness about the […]

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  •   On March 10 OPIRG Peterborough held its 2017 Annual General Meeting the Gathering Space, Gzowski College at Trent University.  The meeting was an opportunity for a year in review of OPIRG activities, recognition of the volunteers work and the election of new board of directors. During the AGM the ongoing and future research projects of […]

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  • Here’s our annual report. Enjoy the read! If you cannot see the report below on your browser, you can click on this link to read it through issuu.com. You can also check out our previous report by clicking through to our Governance –> Annual Meetings and Reports page.

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  • Think you missed your chance to join our awesome board team? Our board application deadline has been extended to March 9th at noon! Gain skills and direct this organization to where you’d like it to head in the social and environmental justice world. Applications are available to download at tinyurl.com/opirgboard

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  • Are you interested in being part of directing the activities and vision of an environmental and social justice grassroots organization in Peterborough? Do you want to gain skills in governance, finances, policy, project management, being an employer and provincial networking? Join our board! To join, download and fill out your application kit today available below […]

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  • Self Love Week 2017 aims to bring attention to your own well-being and happiness! While Valentine’s Day has it’s origin from legends of romance and celebrations of love, much of it is forgotten today, in a world where everything is commercialized. Many of us have forgotten the true meaning of loving another, as we forget […]

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  • OPIRG Peterborough is hiring a Coordinator! Do you want to work in the social justice and environmental sector in a unionized job? Then this might be for you! From January – June 2017 the new Coordinator will be working part-time (through a job share) and will begin the full-time position in July 2017. Deadline to […]

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  • November 21-27, OPIRG Peterborough is hosting an Anti-Consumerism Week in Peterborough/Nogojiwanong. The week features eight events around different notions of consumption. The week is a leadup to Buy Nothing Day on November 25. The week encompasses the spirit behind Buy Nothing Day – in addition to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, the week’s events promote “respect […]

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Address: Room 102, Sadleir House
751 George Street N.
Office Hours: Mon by chance, Tues-Fri 11am-5pm, Mon by chance

OPIRG-Peterborough recognizes that we work and are located on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe (Ojibway). Originally named and known as Nogojiwanong (“place at the end of rapids”), the area was only renamed as Peterborough in the 19th century after being colonized by European settlers. No treaty was signed until 1923 when, after the theft of land had already occurred, the Williams Treaties were signed.