Consider being a Working Group of QPIRG Concordia! (deadline extended: October 21, 2015)

– Are you part of a grassroots group that organizes around a specific issue, idea, project or campaign?
– Consider being a Working Group of QPIRG Concordia!

– Deadline for applications is WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2015 at 5pm.
– Any questions? Contact: or 514-848-7585
– More info below.

The Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG) at Concordia is a social and environmental justice center, making campus-community links for social change. We strive to raise awareness and support grassroots activism around diverse social and environmental isues, rooted in an anti-oppression analysis and practice.
What is a Working Group?
Working Groups are the heart of QPIRG Concordia. They are groups of volunteers who want to organize around a specific issue, idea, project or campaign. Working Groups usually organize around ongoing or long-term issues, though some focus on a particular theme or short-term topic. Working groups can be comprised of both students and community members. Our current Working Groups organize on a wide variety of issues ranging from anti-war organizing to prison justice, from art skillsharing to immigrant rights, from international solidarity to independent media.  This year’s Working Groups, and previous Working Groups, are listed below.
How does QPIRG Concordia support a Working Group?
By becoming a Working Group, you are able to access QPIRG Concordia for administrative and staff support, as well as office space and resources. QPIRG resources available to Working Groups include: a budget; access to photocopying, fax and phone; computer and internet access; access to the QPIRG space for meetings; access to other resources such as megaphones, bike trailer, projector, childcare materials, stationery, paint supplies and more. QPIRG can also help your Working Group with grants, as well as to make links to organizing on campus and in the community.
How to become a Working Group?
If you agree with QPIRG’s mandate (included below) and want support for your group, consider becoming a QPIRG Concordia working group. The application process is straightforward:
1) If you’re not aware of QPIRG Concordia already, get to know us by visiting our website – — or coming by our space during office hours.
2) Download the Working Group Application Form & Working Groups Reciprocity Agreement. READ the Reciprocity Agreement, and READ & COMPLETE the Application Form.
-> The Working Groups Application Form (2015-16) is available for download here:
-> The Working Groups Reciprocity Agreement (2015-16) is available for download here:
3) At any point, don’t hesitate to contact our Working Groups Coordinator with any questions: or 514-848-7585
Deadline for applications is WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21 before 5pm. Please send your application by e-mail to

Current (2014-15) QPIRG Concordia Working Groups:
– Accessibilize Montreal!
– Anti-Canada Committee
– Asian Arts Freedom School
– Certain Days Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar
– CIEM (Colectivo de Inmigrantes Españoles en Montreal)
– Collectif opposé à la brutalité policière (COBP)
– Community-University Talks (C-Uni-T)
– Contempt of Court: A Legal Clinic By & For Social Movements
– Convergence des luttes anticapitalistes (CLAC)
– Cordillera People Support Group
– École-libre radicale de Mtl Rad school
– 8th March Committee Women of Diverse Origins
– Équipe Sonore / Soundteam
– Indigenous Women and Two-Spirit Harm Reduction Coalition
– Justice for the Victims of Police Killings
– Mad Pride MTL
– Montreal Anarchist Bookfair Collective
– Montreal Childcare Collective
– Not Fine Concordia
– Open Door Books Montreal
– Qouleur Qollective
– Queer Between The Covers
– Prisoner Correspondence Project
– Re-Con
– Sidetracks Screenprinting Collective
– Solidarity Across Borders

Some past working groups of QPIRG-Concordia include:
Alcan’t in India; Anarchist Reading Circle; Anarchist Tech Support; Anti-Colonial Solidarity Committee; Assemblée Populaire et Autonome de Montréal (APAM); Block the Empire Montreal; Brown Birthing Network; Centre Social Autogéré de Pointe-Saint-Charles; Colours of Resistance Montreal; Comité soutien Dany Villanueva; Dignidad Migrante; Ethnoculture; Committee to Support Kader Belaouni; Common Front; Countershot; End Exploitation; Haiti Action Montreal; Ici La Otra; Independent Media Center (IMC-Montreal); Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Movement (IPSM); Initiative de Vidéo Stratégique; International Solidarity Movement (ISM); Kanehsatake Garden Project; Life After Life; LCP (Live-in Caregiver Program) Focus Group; Mad Autonomous Solidarity Collective (MASC); Mexico-Montreal; Not In Our Name – Concordia; Parc X Citizens’ Committee; Political Prisoner Solidarity Project; Projet Accompagnement Solidarité Colombie (PASC); Qteam; Résovélo; SNAP! Moving to Our Own Beats; Ste Emilie Skillshare; Tadamon! Montreal; Women in Gear/Les Dérailleuses; W.O.R.D. (Writing Our Rhymes Down); and many others!
Some groups and projects that evolved from QPIRG-Concordia’s working groups in the past include:
Right to Move/La Voie Libre; Popular Film Series (evolved into Cinema Politica); Urgence Manif; Sustainable Concordia; Blood Sisters; Un Juste Café; Santropol Roulant; Concordia Recycling and Composting Committee; Vegan Lunch Program (became People’s Potato); Project Take Root (evolved into Frigo Vert); Action Rebut; ASEED (became Equiterre); and others!
-> At any point, don’t hesitate to contact our Working Groups Coordinator with any questions: or 514-848-7585
-> The deadline for Working Group applications is OCTOBER 21, 2015 before 5pm. Please send your application by e-mail to