Frequently Asked Questions

“What does OPIRG stand for?”
OPIRG stands for Ontario Public Interest Research Group.

“How can I contact you?”
You can contact us at

“Where is OPIRG Peterborough located?”
We are located in Room 102 @Sadleir House, 751 George Street N., Peterborough ON K9H 7P5.

“How do I get involved as a volunteer?”
We offer a flexible range of ways to become involved, no matter how much time you have or the skills you are looking to share. To find out what you might be interested in, email and we can set up a time to meet and talk about your passions, what you’d like to learn from us, and what skills we can give you!

“How do I get sponsorship money through OPIRG Peterborough?”
To request money from our organization, please review to our Funding Request Guidelines HERE.

“What does it mean to be a member of OPIRG Peterborough?”
OPIRG-Peterborough’s membership is largely comprised of full-time undergraduate students at Trent University who pay the annual levy fee to support OPIRG. Part-time and graduate students, as well as community members, can also join OPIRG by paying the equivalent membership fee.
OPIRG Peterborough members can borrow OPIRG’s resources (such as documentary films), participate in OPIRG board elections by voting and/or running for a board position, and attend board meetings.

“How do I opt out of my OPIRG fee?”
Based on potential changes with the Student Choice Initiative the opt out process will most likely be online next year through the university.
We encourage students to learn more about what we do before deciding to opt-out and if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email us at