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!

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 the mandate and structure of Cinema Politica 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 is a biannual publication featuring various kinds of original visual and written content that discusses feminism(s). We recognize the many contexts and implications of current-day feminism(s) and aim to productively expand the conversation around these feminism(s). We are a meeting place for ideas and thoughts. F WORD aims to be a resource through which contributors and readers can share ideas, build community, foster empowerment and create connections across varying dimensions of difference.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of F Word in their in their club 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.

Liberal McGill

Liberal McGill is accredited by the Young Liberals of Canada (Quebec) and is a student group of the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU).

This page is a means to connect Liberals from across Canada with Liberals at McGill to discuss ideas, get information about our upcoming events, and further theCanadian political dialogue.

Any questions or comments? Contact us by email or Twitter (@LiberalMcGill). Or participate in our discussions on our Facebook group.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of Liberal McGill 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 Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP)

McGill Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP) 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 the mandate and structure of McGill Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP) in their club constitution.

McGill Students Chapter of Journalists for Human Rights (JHR)

McGill Students Chapter of Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) 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 through email.

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

McGill Students for Amnesty International

Our 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 mandate and structure of the McGill Students for Amnesty International in their club constitution.

McGill Students for HanVoice

We are a student chapter of the Canadian organization HanVoice. Our central goals are to promote awareness of the North Korean refugee crisis and fundraise to facilitate projects such as the HanVoice Pioneer Project, which empowers North Koreans themselves to become agents of change. The main organization works with the Canadian government, on a national and municipal level, to advocate for a change in the attitude towards North Korean refugees.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the McGill Students for Hanvoice in their club constitution.

McGill Students for Oxfam-Quebec

Our club is committed to executing Oxfam Canada’s mission which is centered on building lasting solutions to global poverty and injustice. Oxfam Canada works with allies in Canada and around the world to change the policies and practices that perpetuate human suffering. McGill Students for Oxfam-Quebec is committed to raising awareness about, and combating global poverty and social inequality. We organize various projects and events including Hearts for the Homeless and film screenings. Hearts for the Homeless is a project whereby our members join together to prepare meals for homeless persons around Montreal. We use the metro as a feasible means of reaching the most homeless persons possible. Our film screenings are focused on issues of social inequality such as gendercide and genocide in India and China. Overall, we are a group of students who are committed to fighting injustice around the world, one step at a time.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of McGill Students for Oxfam-Quebec in their club constitution.

McGill Students for UN Women Canada National Committee

The McGill Students for UN Women Canada National Committee engages students through advocacy and fundraising in an effort to increase awareness about the significant opportunity that women and girls represent for the developing world. Students take a stance against gender disparity, violence against women and girls, and feminized poverty, by raising funds for UN Women projects that promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in both the developed and developing world.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the McGill Students for UN Women Canada National Committee in their club constitution.

McGill Students in Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights

McGill Students in Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR McGill) is a non-hierarchical, student-based organisation that advocates on a strong social justice platform to uphold the rights of the Palestinian people in the face of human rights violations and all forms of racism, discrimination, misinformation and misrepresentation. After being inactive for a year, SPHR restarted in the Fall of 2014 and has quickly become one of the most active groups on campus, hosting educational events, including a week of workshops, panels, movie screenings, demonstrations, and cultural events every March for Israeli Apartheid Week (Follow our Facebook page for more information).

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR) in their club constitution.

Montreal World Health Organization Simulation (MonWHO)

The Montréal World Health Organization Simulation (MonWHO) is an annual global health conference that brings together over a two hundred health-minded students from universities across Canada and the US. This year, we’ve reached out to over 1200 student groups across Canada, from all education levels and disciplines at every single Canadian university.

Delegates have the opportunity to represent of an ambassador to the World Health Organization, NGOs, or pharmaceutical companies and work with other nations to develop resolution papers that advocate solutions to specific global health problems. Delegates can also participate as a journalists, working side by side with our camera crews and media team, providing live coverage of the entire conference.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the Montreal World Health Organization Simulation (MonWHO) in their club constitution.

New Democratic Party (NDP) McGill

The New Democratic Party (NDP) is a social democratic party that is dedicated to defending social justice and equity, a clean and healthy environment and the protection of our social programs.

As the McGill campus club of the party, we are here to get the word out about what we stand for, educate students about the pressing issues of the day, and take part in broader progressive struggles at McGill and in the broader community.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the New Democratic Party (NDP) McGill in their club constitution

OpenMedia McGill

OpenMedia is a Canadian NGO that fights for accessibility, freedom, and equality in internet policy and for all other forms of digital communication. At the McGill chapter, we work closely with the main organization to engage the McGill community.

We are a group of motivated, freethinking people emphasizing progress and change in the current social order. We believe that an open media is ultimately central to the maintenance of a healthy democracy, and we will not stop fighting until this has been guaranteed.

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

Quebec Liberal Party (PLQ)

Our objectives at PLQ McGill are numerous and ambitious. First of all, we wish to promote global liberal ideas and values, as well as Canadian federalism within McGill University. Furthermore, we seek to encourage greater political implication among McGill students and further openness toward Québec political life. Finally, widening the partisan roots of the Québec Liberal Party by registering new members at the university is also a crucial objective of the club.

To attain these goals we host political debates and forums, as well as Policy Commission Meetings to develop new ideas, which will then be sent to the QLP Youth Commission. Those meetings will give McGill students the possibility of having their opinion being heard.

Socialist Fightback Club

The members of Socialist Fightback seek to pique student interest in Marxist political theory (and practice). We are opposed to a world where austerity is the norm, while at the same time 85 people own as much wealth as the lower 3.5 billion. As Marxists, we seek to build a world without hunger, poverty, and unemployment by instituting public democratic ownership over the main productive forces of the economy.

Our club organizes events about twice a month where we have movie screenings, presentations, and/or reading groups to discuss various topics of Marxist theory.