Whether you are a Concordia student or a member of the Montreal community, someone new to activism or a seasoned organizer, you are encouraged and welcome to get involved with the projects, initiatives and groups organized and supported by QPIRG Concordia. There are many ways of getting involved:
Learn About Us
Come by our space anytime during our office hours, and one of our staff can let you know in person how to get involved. Attend one of our events, or come by one of our occasional information tables. Read this website thoroughly to learn more about our projects, programming and resources. If you want a more formal introduction to not just QPIRG Concordia, but also activism and organizing in the Montreal-area, based on a grassroots, anti-oppression organizing framework, like QPIRG Concordia’s facebook page for our upcoming events!
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. to learn more bout them, please visit our Working Groups’ page. Contact working groups directly for more information, to offer support, or to get involved, or contact the QPIRG staff if you have any questions: email@example.com or phone 514-848-7585.
Board of Directors
With regular meetings and active participation in all aspects of QPIRG organizing and projects, the QPIRG Concordia Board or Directors sets the organization’s agenda and direction, and supports the staff. A new Board is elected during the fall semester at QPIRG’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). People interested in joining QPIRG’s board should talk to the staff to get more information (firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 514-848-7585). The Board of Directors consists of a 12 seats – 6 seats are reserved for Concordia student members, and the other 6 are reserved for Community members who may or may not be Concordia students. This reflects our mandate to create campus-community links.
Volunteer & Organizing
There are several committees linked directly to QPIRG that welcome the involvement of interested students and community members, including:
- ALTERNATIVE LIBRARY: The QPIRG Concordia Alternative library is always looking for volunteers to help us catalogue and re-shelve books, make decisions about new purchases, organize library-related events, solicit suggestions and donations, and more! Please get in touch at email@example.com or phone 514-848-7585 if you would like to join our resource library committee!
- PROGRAMMING: The Programming Committee at QPIRG Concordia organizes diverse activities throughout the year, including films, workshops, panels and speakers. The committee is open to both students and community members. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 514-848-7585.