Join our Board of Directors! Nomination period ends March 22nd at 6pm.

Are you interested in supporting social and environmental justice work on campus and in the community?

Consider joining OPIRG Guelph’s Board!

What are the OPIRG Board Elections/Nominations?
• As a non-profit organization OPIRG is directed by a group of student and community Board members. These members are democratically elected and serve as the main decision-making body for the organization. It’s a super important role!
• In order to be elected to the Board, candidates need to:
1. Complete and return a Nomination/Application Form no later than March 22nd at 6pm. This form is a fillable PDF so you can collect online signatures.
2. Complete and return a “Candidate Profile” that will be posted on OPIRG’s website, no later than March 22nd at 6pm.

How to apply/get nominated for the Board?
• Email the Chief Returning Officer, Julia, at to find out if you’re eligible to run, and to get the Nomination/Application Form and candidate profile questions.
• Fill out the required personal information and sign the pledge on the back to uphold our mandate.
• Get the form signed by 5 OPIRG members (most full-time undergrad and grad students are members, as are community members who have filled out a membership form).
• Send the form and your answers back to Julia at no later than 6pm on March 22nd.

OPIRG Guelph welcomes the contributions that individuals from marginalized communities bring to our organization, and invites Indigenous people, people of colour, poor and working class people and those on social assistance, women, LGBTQI2S+ people; single parents, members of ethnic minorities, immigrants, people from non-academic backgrounds and people with disabilities to apply.

Positions Available
• 6 Student Seats (1 or 2 Year Term)
• 2 Community Seats (1 or 2 Year Term)
• 1 Student/Community Seat (1 or 2 Year Term)

Important Dates
• 22 March, 6:00pm: Nomination Deadline!
• TBA: Candidates’ Meeting!
• 29 March, 6:30pm: Election and AGM!

For more information about being an OPIRG Board member: