Oxfam at Queen’s University is an expanding social justice club and the largest university campus branch of Oxfam Canada. Oxfam at Queen’s strives to take action to promote women’s rights and put an end to poverty. We work to fulfill this mandate through fundraising events, awareness-building activities, and partnering with other local organizations and student groups. Our two campaigns, Even it Up, and Environmental Justice, allow members to focus their passions under the umbrella of a larger, common cause. Oxfam at Queen’s also runs the Fair Trade Snack Bar, a non-profit cooperative that offers ethical products on campus, including chocolate, coffee, tea, spices, and seasonal specials. The Snack Bar is run entirely by student volunteers and operates Monday to Friday, 11:30am-4:30pm at the Walkhome Booth, Lower JDUC.
We are unique because our campaigns focus on intersecting issues such as climate change, women’s rights, food security, poverty, and disease. We also offer various opportunities to get involved based on differing commitments, through being a general member, snack bar volunteer, or a member of our executive.
Check out our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/oxfamatqueens