APIRG is a Public Interest Research Group (PIRG). PIRGs share the idea that students are citizens, and as such, part of their education should include recognizing and engaging in societal problems. PIRGs exist to provide training, support, and opportunities for students to be active citizens in their communities. Through involvement with PIRGs, thousands of Canadian students have learned skills in consensus decision-making, group facilitation, events organizing, media relations, and community-based research. These skills help individuals to act effectively in the public interest.
PIRGs are student-based, student-funded, student-run, student-directed and community-minded. They are democratic, independent, non-partisan, and non-profit to ensure that students are able to work on issues of importance to them without fear of censure. For more information on other PIRGs, check out pirg.ca.
WHAT DO PIRGS DO?
Since PIRGs are student-directed, what PIRGs do depends on the interests of the students who are involved. Most PIRG projects are coordinated by student-initiated Working Groups. While board members, as student volunteers, may identify projects and programs for the PIRG, their primary role, along with staff members, is to support the interests of students in the working groups.
PIRGs give busy students the opportunity to take effective action to improve their communities. By providing resources, training, ideas, and support, PIRGS allow students to devote their time to the issues that they choose. Also, PIRGs work with students to organize educational events on public interest issues and coordinate research in collaboration with university departments, professors, and the community.
Below is a comprehensive list of PIRGs in Canada:
Note: Please contact us at Outreach@apirg.org if there are corrections
Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group (KPIRG)
Kwantlen Polytechnic University,
12666 72nd Avenue,
Unceded Coast Salish Territories
GENERAL PHONE: (Coming Soon)
ADMIN’S DIRECT LINE: (Coming Soon)
Sarah Boyd-Noel, Executive Director
Prince George Public Interest Research Group (PGPIRG)
3333 University Way, Prince George, BC V2N 4Z9
tel: (250) 960-7474
fax: (250) 960-5617
Local Foods Coordinator- Good Food Box, Coffee orders, Egg orders
Compost Coordinator- Compost Related queries
ADDRESS: Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group (SFPIRG)
TC326, Simon Fraser University,
Unceded Coast Salish Territories
Find us in the Student Rotunda, 2 floors above the main bus loop.
HOURS: We are open Monday to Friday, 10:30am to 4:30pm.
GENERAL PHONE: (778) 782-4360
CRAIG’S DIRECT LINE: (778) 782-5339
Stefanie Hardman, email@example.com, 250-472-4386
Meghan Jezewski, firstname.lastname@example.org, 250-472-4386
Dis/Orientation Days Coordinator
Gabrielle Egan, email@example.com, 250-721.7285
Find us on facebook and Twitter
VIPIRG on facebook
Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group
University of Victoria
SUB B122, Box 3035, Stn CSC
Administrative Coordinator – Emma Ladouceur
Office: Students’ Union Building – SU 242
University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive, West
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4
Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Address: Located on the 2nd floor of the Riddell Centre, just past the Women’s Centre:
Room 222 Dr. William Riddell Centre
University of Regina
Regina, SK, Treaty 4 Territory, S4S 0A2
-Anna Dipple, Executive Director
phone. 306.337.2420, fax. 306.586.8812, email. firstname.lastname@example.org
– Tressa Nielsen, Outreach & Events Coordinator
phone. 306.337.2420, fax. 306.586.8812, email. email@example.com
– Lucas Fagundes, Garden Project Coordinator
phone. 306.337.2420, fax. 306.586.8812, email. firstname.lastname@example.org
-Board: To contact the RPIRG Board of Directors, please visit our Board of Directors section or email@example.com.
Anneka Bosse, Anneka@OPIRGBrock.org
Em (Matthew) Heppler, Info@OPIRGBrock.org | 905-688-5550 ext. 4430
Elise Lee Lai, Elise@OPIRGBrock.org
James Belford (Board Liaison), James@opirgbrock.org
Ellie Donohue-Miller (Secretary), Ellie@opirgbrock.org
Andrew Kemble (President), Andrew@opirgbrock.org
Samantha MacAndrew (Resource Centre). Sam@opirgbrock.org
Istafa Sufi (Organizational Liaison), Istafa@opirgbrock.org
Christopher Yendt (Treasurer), Christopher@opirgbrock.org
-Andrew Crosby – Volunteer, Outreach and Programming Coordinator – firstname.lastname@example.org
-Angela Mooney – Finance and Organizational Development Coordinator – email@example.com
-Board of Directors – firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: 326 Unicentre (3rd floor, up the stairs from Ziggy’s, down the stairs across from CUSA)
Email email@example.com to find out how to get involved, call the office at 519-824-2091, Address: 24 Trent Lane
The Grey House, 51 Bader Lane
Office hours during the academic semesters: Monday through Thursday, 10am – 4pm.
Address: 165 Albert St., Waterloo (third floor)
Located at the McMaster University Student Centre (MUSC) in Room 229.
MUSC 229, McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4S4
Phone: (905) 525-9140 ext.27289
University of Ottawa
85 University 215 D University Centre / 85, rue Université 215 D au Centre Universitaire.
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5
613-562-5800 Ext: 4364/4365
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Action Groups Coordinator – Ronda
Campus Relations Coordinator – Vacant
Resource Centre Coordinator – Vacant
Action Group Coordinator
To contact Ronda phone at (613) 562-5800 ext. 4365 or write to email@example.com
Room 102, Sadleir House
751 George St N.
OPIRG-Toronto office at 563 Spadina Crescent, room 101
Phone: (519) 888 4882
Monday – Friday 11am – 5pm
Centre for Peace Advancement #4222
Conrad Grebel University College
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G1 Canada
The University of Windsor is located at:
401 Sunset Avenue
Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4
Address: 449C Student Centre
We are located at 1500 de Maisonneuve O., suite 204
Open Mon to Thurs, 12pm – 6pm.
Mailing address (different than our street address):
c/o Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve O
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8
For general email inquiries:
Reach the Board of Directors directly:
Reach the Conflict Resolution and Complaints Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our offices are located at:
3647 University, 3rd floor
(corner of University and des Pins, Metro McGill).
Our office hours during the summer are from 12-6pm, Monday through Thursday. Our office hours during the school year are 12-6, Monday through Friday.
We can be reached by email at email@example.com. For all questions regarding working groups finances and reimbursements, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find us on twitter @qpirgmcgill.
Courriel : email@example.com Facebook Téléphone : 514-987-3000 poste 4077 Venez faire un tour au local du GRIP : LOCAL DS-3230, Pavillon J.-A. DeSève, 3ième étage, 320, rue Ste-Catherine Est, Métro Berri-UQÀM Les heures de permanence sont : Pour savoir si le local du GRIP est ouvert, vaut mieux appeler avant de venir : 514-987-3000 poste 4077 Co-coordination: - Michael Brophy, coordonnateur administratif - Hugo Bonin, coordonnateur aux activités
Visit or mail our office:
Dalhousie Student Union Building, room 314
6136 University Avenue
Halifax NS B3H 4J2
Monday – Friday
10:30am – 3:30pm
Phone us: (902) 494-6662
Email us: For general inquiries including requests regarding partnerships, working groups, projects and research, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For requests regarding funding rounds, contact email@example.com