Our goal is to ensure that the campaigns and projects we – and our Action Groups – take on are relevant to the communities and spaces we inhabit. It is our priority to work alongside community activists who tirelessly organize beyond the York University campus. Whether their focus is on local issues such as affordable housing, the fight to raise the minimum wage, or global calls to action on issues ranging from food sovereignty in the era of mass agriculture to the movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) in solidarity with Palestine, our Community Partners highlight the wide range of intersecting issues within our social and environmental movements.
As an organization, we are committed to not only raising awareness of these struggles, but equally, to engage and mobilize the OPIRG York community to drive these movements forward. We co-organize events, campaigns, projects and activities, and volunteer where needed. Our aim is to ensure partnerships are organic, sustainable and focused on action.
Recently, we have worked with Jane and Finch Action Against Poverty (JFAAP), the Gender Based Violence Collective, Toronto Community Mobilization Network, April 28 Coalition, Workers Assembly and the York Student-Worker Alliance, No One is Illegal, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) and more.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How can my organization co-organize a social/ environmental justice activity or campaign with OPIRG York?
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org today. We would be happy to discuss the potential for collaboration.
Can OPIRG York members volunteer with Community Partners?
Yes! Please send an email to email@example.com today. We would be happy to chat about how our volunteers might contribute to your organization.
Can my organization apply for funding for a social/ environmental justice campaign or activity from OPIRG York?
Yes! If your organization is based in York University or the wider North York community, we would be happy to consider your application. Please submit our Funding and Sponsorship Request form.