Political and Social Activism Clubs

Political and Social Activism Clubs

Political and Social Activism Clubs

Advocate for the causes you believe in and fight for change with a Political and Social Activism Club!

Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy is a grassroots network dedicated to promoting drug policy education and reform. We are a group of youth who are concerned about the impact of drug abuse and unjust drug policies in society and on our generation. CSSDP considers problematic drug use in society a health issue rather than a criminal justice issue, and advocates for appropriate responses to reduce and prevent harm from drug use.

Through education regarding drug use and abuse, the realities of the drug war, our goal is to mobilize young people to participate in the political process at all levels, and dream of sensible drug policies, while fighting against counterproductive policies that hurt our youth.

We neither condone nor condemn drug use. Rather, we aim to educate and respect the right of individuals to make decisions about their own health and well-being.

Learn more about McGill Students for CSSDP’s mandate and structure in their club constitution!

Choose Life

Choose Life is a pro-life club within the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU). Our mission is to affirm the dignity and equality of every human person, regardless of age, level of development, disability, or perceived quality of life.

To that end, we raise awareness of human life issues such as abortion and euthanasia, provide assistance to pregnant individuals, and promote and defend the pro-life position by hosting a number of events on the McGill campus and elsewhere, including movie nights, fundraisers, and speaking events.

If you’d like to become a member of the club, find out about our events, or if you have any questions, please email us.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of Choose Life in their club constitution.

Cinema Politica


Cinema Politica screens documentaries pertaining to relevant political and social issues in an effort to raise global awareness on the McGill campus. All screenings are by donation and open to the public, and are followed by discussions or Q&As.

Learn more about Cinema Politica’s mandate and structure in their club constitution.


Conservative Association @ McGill University

We are the official campus association of the Conservative Party of Canada.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the Conservative Association @ McGill University in their club constitution.

Democrats Abroad @ McGill

We are the liaison between McGill students and Democrats Abroad, specifically Montreal chapter, and the United States Democratic Party. We provide non-partisan voter and absentee voter registration assistance along with organizing social events for political broadcasts (Election Night, State of the Union, etc.). We are a safe environment for US political discussion and debate, for all students regardless of citizenship.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of Democrats Abroad @ McGill in their club constitution.

F Word

F WORD est une publication semestrielle mettant en vedette une vaste gamme de contenu visuel et rédactionnel original traitant du(/des) féminisme(s). Nous reconnaissons les nombreux contextes et implications rattachés au(x) féminisme(s) de nos jours et visons à étendre la conversation entourant ce(s) féminisme(s) de manière productive. Nous servons de lieu de rencontre pour les idées et les réflexions. F WORD s’efforce d’être une ressource à travers laquelle les contributeurs et les lecteurs peuvent partager leurs idées, fonder une communauté, promouvoir l’autonomisation et tisser des liens au-delà de diverses dimensions de différences.

Renseignez-vous davantage au sujet du mandat et de la structure de F Word en consultant leur constitution.

Freethought Association

What is freethought?

Freethought is the philosophical position that one’s views ought not to be held dogmatically on the basis of tradition and authority but rather ought to be formed through the critical application of reason.

What is the Freethought Association?

We are a full-status SSMU (Student’s Society of McGill University) club and a affiliate of the Centre for Inquiry Canada. Our mandate is to promote freethought on campus by combatting pseudoscience, dispelling myths of authority based on religion or tradition and promoting free speech and the exchange of ideas. We aim to do this by providing information to students in the form of guest lectures (often organized jointly with the Centre for Inquiry Montréal), discussion groups, pub nights and debates.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the Freethought Association in their club constitution.

Herbivore Society for Peace and Justice

The Herbivore Society works to raise awareness in and outside of the McGill community about the mistreatment of animals, and educate about the ecological and individual benefits of abstaining from or reducing one’s consumption of animal products. We provide opportunities for vegans, vegetarians, and curious meat eaters to meet and exchange information about practicing sustainable veganism.
Learn more about the Herbivore Society for Peace and Justice’s mandate and structure in their club constitution.

Indigenous Student Alliance

The Indigenous Student Alliance provides integrative support for Indigenous peoples’ attending McGill University to connect and share our unique, authentic indigenous ways of knowing with each other and with non-indigenous peoples within the community. Our vision is to develop and maintain on-going networking and partnerships with University student groups and organizations through learning–teaching relationships that foster real and meaningful human development and community solidarity.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the Indigenous Student Alliance in their club constitution.

Journalists for Human Rights McGill Student Chapter

The Journalists for Human Rights McGill University Chapter is a group of students actively engaged in informing their community about human rights issues through media campaigns and other on campus projects.

Throughout the year, we work with numerous volunteers, contributors, journalists, and JHR head office to raise awareness about human rights issues and the power of media to help combat abuses. Our work includes producing Speak! Newspaper, Radio and TV, holding amazing awareness and fundraising events, and working with other groups on campus and in Montréal.

We are dedicated to promoting a unified campus on issues related to human rights and journalism. We are open to working with more clubs on campus and we encourage clubs to utilize our free advertising space in Speak! Magazine. If you are part of a group and would like to work with us, please contact us at jhrmcgill@gmail.com.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the Journalists for Human Rights @ McGill (JHR) in their club constitution.

Liberty @ McGill

A non-partisan student political group at McGill University, with the mandate of advancing individual liberty through direct activism, education and outreach, as well as functioning as a social group of like-minded students. Inclusive, open to any student wishing to advance liberty, peace and tolerance in a specific issue-area or in general.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of Liberty @ McGill in their club constitution.

McGill Students Chapter of Amnesty International

10941454_10152668590640922_64050212930504524_n2Our Mission is to take the steps necessary to fulfill the vision of Amnesty International in and around McGill University and Montreal. We work on campus in order to bring awareness to protecting human rights globally.

McGill Students for Amnesty International works on campus, globally, and locally to protect human rights. We do this both through AGITATION (sending letters in protest of human rights abuses, lobbying governments to change their policies, recruiting supporters, holding rallies) and EDUCATION (informing the McGill community about human rights abuses, talking to local high schools, screening films, presenting speakers). We also fundraise to support Amnesty Canada and other human-rights-related initiatives.

Most importantly, we strive to help our members accomplish what they want to accomplish. If you would like to organize an event, or work in protest of a particular human rights abuse, let us know. We can help you make it happen.

Learn more about the McGill Students Chapter of Amnesty International’s mandate and structure in their club constitution.