START A Working Group

Want to start a working group?

First, discuss your Working Group idea with NSPIRG staff by dropping in the office, Room 306 in the Dalhousie SUB, or by sending an email to or calling (902) 494-6662.

Next, fill out an Working Group Application (below) and submit it by email or at the office. Applicants may also be asked to make a presentation to the Board of Directors (BOD) of NSPIRG.

NSPIRGWorkingGroupApplication _2017

Working Groups will be approved if:

  • the applicants commit to the responsibilities listed below;
  • the BOD is convinced that the applicants have the capacity and vision to do so;
  • there are not any obvious redundancies with already existing Working Groups.

If approved, members of the new Working Group will be required to:

  • Attend an orientation session on Working Group responsibilities and access to NSPIRG resources.
  • Within one month of being approved, hold a meeting and submit to NSPIRG staff an annual summary of plans for the upcoming year. This will consist of your vision, mission, goals and activities, including a timeline of projects/events and a budget. NSPIRG staff can help you do this. Please contact NSPIRG staff for assistance/questions with planning and budgeting at

Contact us for a copy of the Working Groups policy and details on their relationship to NSPIRG.

Examples of past Working Groups:

  • The Loaded Ladle
  • South House (formerly Dalhousie Womens Centre)
  • No One Is Illegal (Border justice/immigration rights)
  • ARCH (Animal Rights Collective of Halifax)
  • AYEP (Anti-Oppression Youth Education Project)
  • DalGreen
  • HAH (Haiti Action Halifax)
  • Halifax Student Housing Co-op
  • Humans Against Homophobia
  • SCAW (Students Coalition Against War)
  • Students Taking Action in Chiapas (ZEN)
  • Students For Students
  • Vegan Potluck Group
  • …and more

Dalhousie Student Union Building   6136 University Avenue, Room B24 – Halifax NS B3H 4J2
NSPIRG would like to acknowledge our office is located on ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People

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