Annual/Special General Meetings


SURPRISE! The RPIRG AGM is virtual this year. Join us September 17th at 2-4pm through Zoom to hear updates from RPRIG’s staff and board and vote on important motions which direct our work throughout the year.

Following our AGM, stick around for “Beyond Voting: Municipal Election 101“, a workshop designed to help students and community members connect larger social and environmental movements to municipal election issues. What could municipal organizing look like? How can we leverage the upcoming municipal election to create change in our community? How can we work collectively to frame election issues? While we’re here, what does our municipal government even do? You can find more details about this workshop further down on this page!

How to Participate in our AGM:

  • On September 17th at 2pm: Join the meeting using this AGM zoom link. It is preferred that you join the meeting using the zoom app on a computer or phone (you don’t need the app to join from a browser however), but you may also call in from a landline. Calling in by landline will require that you verbally sign-in/identify yourself as a member and verbally vote on motions. You must have the zoom app to access closed captioning.
  • When you open the meeting link you will be placed in a ‘waiting room’ and prompted to sign into the meeting via a short online form. The form will enable us to track who is a voting member or not, to help with setting up the voting process. You can also fill out the form anytime before the meeting here. Once your sign-in is verified you will enter the meeting space.
  • We ask that you keep your mic muted to avoid unpleasant feedback and distracting background noise. To make things easier for everyone listening and to help our closed captioner, we also ask that people try not to speak too fast, speak at a decent volume, and avoid interrupting or engaging in unnecessary verbal communication
  • The meeting will begin as soon as we have quorum
  • If you would like to propose or speak to any motion, or ask a question, we ask that you use the ‘hands up’ feature to indicate you would like the floor, or mention it in the chat. If you are calling in from a landline, you can unmute to identify yourself.
  • If you have any technical issues or logistical questions you can use the chat feature to get in touch with one of our volunteers to assist you!
  • Voting will take place using Zoom’s polling feature. During the window to vote, anyone who is not eligible to vote will be moved to a virtual break out room.
    • While anyone may attend an RPIRG General Meeting, only student-members have voting power. You are an RPIRG student member if you are a University of Regina student on any campus or associated federated college, and have not opted-out of the RPIRG student levy for the Fall 2020 semester.
      • Non-student community members who have opted-in to community membership may NOT vote.
      • If you wish to attend our Beyond Voting: Municipal Elections 101 workshop but not our AGM, we recommend joining the zoom meeting around 2:30 pm, as the AGM is typically finishing up around that time
  • Please note: this is our first time running a virtual AGM – we have tried to plan for all logistics of voting and participating and will be doing practice runs of the event, but appreciate your patience as we sort this out in advance!

Accessibility Information:

CART captioning will be available to anyone participating in our virtual meeting. However; this feature will not be available in break-out rooms when non-voting participants are moved from the main space for voting. To turn on closed captioning, hover down on the menu at the bottom of your zoom screen, and click on closed captioning to see the option to turn it on. If your screen is minimized you might not see that option unless you click on the three dots which show you the rest of the menu. Once turned on, the captions should show up at the bottom of your zoom screen.

If you have additional accessibility needs, please contact our Outreach and Events Coordinator, Julian, at outreach@rpirg.org

Zoom meeting info:

Meeting link

Sign-in form

Agenda and other documents:

Meeting agenda

2019-2020 audited financial statements

Beyond Voting: Municipal Election 101

This workshop is designed to help students and community members connect larger social and environmental movements to municipal election issues. What could municipal organizing look like? How can we leverage the upcoming municipal election to create change in our community? How can we work collectively to frame election issues? While we’re here, what does our municipal government even do?

There will be a lot going on this fall, including a provincial election and probably more federal scandal, but attend our workshop and let us convince you that municipal politics can be sexy too!

This workshop will start with a presentation by a representative from the City of Regina, who will outline the voting process and COVID-19 related changes being made for this election, and provide a short background on what the main roles of the city are (what is in its jurisdiction).

Next, our Outreach and Events Coordinator Julian will talk a bit more in depth about the city’s role and showcase a few case studies of community campaigns and actions that have helped put important issues on the map, and show how you can use these strategies and tactics during an election period to do the same! The workshop will be approximately 60-70 minutes long.

If you would like to attend the workshop but not our AGM we recommend logging into the Zoom meeting around 2:30 – we should be wrapping it up around then!



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