OPIRG Brock

OPIRG Brock Membership Updates – Aug 17th, 2021.

Read past OPIRG Brock Newsletters: https://www.opirgbrock.com/membership

At the CUPE 4207 March 2021 GMM, the Policy & Bylaw Committee will be presenting the policies related to the OPIRG Brock Special Assessment. These policies will outline how members are able to review and the process for voting on the Special Assessment.

2021 OPIRG Brock Annual General Meeting (AGM)

  • The 2021 OPIRG Brock AGM will take place online on Monday September 27, 2021 at 5:30pm
  • The AGM will only be open to OPIRG Brock members & invited guests!
  • The event link for this meeting will be sent out in the coming weeks!

2021 Membership Renewal

  • You can now complete the 2021 OPIRG Brock Membership Form to renew your memberships for the year ahead
  • Deadline for registering your membership to run in the 2021 Board Elections is Tuesday September 14 at 5pm – but the sooner the better!
  • Deadline for registering your membership to vote in the AGM is Monday September 20, 2020 at 5pm – but the sooner the better!
  • All CUPE 4207 members are immediately approved as OPIRG Brock members, but you DO need to register on the linked form for administrative purposes
  • More information about your membership can be found through the:
  • OPIRG Brock Membership Details Newsletter
  • OPIRG Brock website – Membership section
  • CUPE 4207 website

OPIRG Brock Board Elections

  • Want to become more involved with OPIRG Brock? One way to do this is to become a Board member! No previous experience being on a Board is necessary – just a passion for community activism & building up your skills!
  • The OPIRG Brock Board elections will take place at the 2021 AGM, happening Monday September 27, 2021!
  • Nominations will be open from September 1-14, 2021
  • Running in the OPIRG Brock elections is only available to registered OPIRG Brock members – reminder to register your membership by Monday Sep 20, 2021at 5pm!
  • Members will only be able to receive the voting link if the attend the AGM
  • The 2021 Chief Returning Officer is Hamnah Shahid, and they can be contacted at opirgbrockcro@gmail.com, if you have any questions!

Aug 27-29 – Niagara Free Store Event

  • OPIRG Brock is hosting its first Free Store since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in partnership with In the Soil Arts Festival
  • Schedule: Aug 27 – 6-10 pm | Aug 28 – 6-10 pm | Aug 29 – 12-5 pm
  • Location: James St., St. Catharines
  • Available at the Free Store will include books, craft supplies, homeware & kitchen items, school supplies, toys, & so much more! Free clothing will be available at the neighbouring installation, Unassailable Found
  • If you would like to volunteer at the Free Store, please email info@opirgbrock.com as soon as possible!
  • Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/912689725991681
  • Check out more festival information here: https://inthesoil.on.ca/

OPIRG Brock needs organizers & volunteers!

  • ​​OPIRG Brock really needs regular volunteers to join the following teams:
    • Niagara Free Store
    • Fundraising Committee
    • Communications Committee
  • To get connected to one of these teams, email info@opirgbrock.com.

Get your copy of The DisOrientation Guide to Niagara V. 2!

  • OPIRG Brock self-published this 22 page full colour community guide intended to showcase so many amazing local favourites, too often missed in mainstream promotions of Niagara
  • Get your free PRINT-AT-HOME VERSION & a DIGITAL VERSION.
  • Hard copies can be ordered from OPIRG Brock for a small fee (all funds are a fundraiser for OPIRG Brock).
  • Organizations who want to distribute this zine to their membership or clients are free to do so with the print-at-home version.

OPIRG Brock was nominated for a 2021 St. Catharines Arts Award! For more information about this announcement, click here.

Check out OPIRG Brock website main page for an up-to-date list of webinars, online events, petitions, fundraisers, rallies, etc.!

Local, Provincial, Federal, and International campaigns & resources to check out:

Community organizations to check out:

Why partnership with OPIRG Brock?

All CUPE 4207 members are members of OPIRG Brock! This campus and community organization has been working on social, economic, and environmental justice since 1988, and currently hosts projects like the Niagara Free Store, Naloxone Workshops, the Community Toolbox Workshop Series, as well as publishing The DisOrientation Guide to Niagara V. 2. OPIRG Brock also works directly with community groups like Justice for Workers Niagara, Niagara Reproductive Justice, & the Niagara Tenants Union. For more information or to inquire about getting involved, please go to www.opirgbrock.com

As a CUPE 4207 member, you also have access to an OPIRG Brock annual membership! Working on a range of social, economic, and environmental justice initiatives at Brock and throughout the Niagara region since 1988, starting in mid-2020, the CUPE 4207 membership passed a motion to set up a more formal partnership between our 2 organizations!

OPIRG Brock currently hosts and supports a wide range of programs in the region and community groups in the region, as well as publishing community-based resources that are available for free on their website: www.opirgbrock.com.

Current OPIRG Brock programming and resources to check out include:

  • Niagara Free Store, Naloxone Workshops
  • Community Toolbox Workshop Series
  • The DisOrientation Guide to Niagara V. 2
  • OPIRG Brock community makers markets
  • The Coming Out Monologues, & so much more!

OPIRG Brock also works directly with community groups such as the:

  • Niagara District CUPE Council
  • Justice for Workers Niagara
  • Niagara Reproductive Justice
  • Niagara Tenants Union
  • OUTniagara
  • No Fighter Jets Coalition
  • Positive Living Niagara
  • Suitcase In Point Theatre Company
  • Willow Arts Community.

With your annual membership, you gain the following rights & privileges:

  • Voting at the OPIRG Brock Annual General Meeting (AGM)
  • Running for election to the OPIRG Brock Board of Directors
  • Voting in the annual OPIRG Brock Board elections
  • Accessing the OPIRG Brock button-maker
  • Accessing services provided by the Niagara Skills Network
  • Regular newsletters, volunteer opportunities, & updates
  • Semi-regular raffle tickets for OPIRG Brock fundraiser raffles
  • For more information about our membership partnership, visit https://4207.cupe.ca/coalitions/opirg

Read past OPIRG Brock Newsletters: https://www.opirgbrock.com/membership

You can now complete the 2021 OPIRG Brock Membership Form to renew your memberships for the year ahead

Check out OPIRG Brock website main page for an up-to-date list of webinars, online events, petitions, fundraisers, rallies, etc.!

Local, Provincial, Federal, and International Campaigns to check out:

Community organizations to check out: