Fee Levy Groups

What is a fee levy group?

“Fee levy groups are student organizations and initiatives at Concordia University that are student-elected through the referendum process. Fee levy groups are made up of Concordia undergraduate (and sometimes graduate students) as well as community members from wider Montreal communities. Fee levy groups receive all or part of their operating budgets from a per-credit Concordia student fee levy. Fee levy groups are autonomous from the administrations of Concordia University, the CSU, the GSA, and all academic bodies and associations.”- http://concordiacommunity.org/about/


Fee Levy Application Process


Any non-CSU group seeking a new fee levy must have been functioning for at least a full year before the submission of its application to the Policy Committee for review.

The fee levy applicants must come and present their proposed question to the Council of Representatives prior to circulating their petition on campus. The presentation allows for discussion amongst Council and for the applicants to solicit feedback on the proposed referendum question. You must contact the Council Chair to be added to the Council Agenda at chair@csu.qc.ca.

Application must contain*:

(a) The group’s constitution and regulations

(b) A list of at least 3 officers responsible for the organization

(c) A petition in support of the fee levy’s collection, containing the name, faculty, student ID number, and signature, of at least 750 undergraduate students

(d) The group should prepare a draft question to be approved by council and the CEO.

(e) Any and all other documentation relating to the group’s organizational structure and processes.

(f) An internal complaints policy.

(g) Previous year’s budget.

(h) Expected budget for the following year taking the new fee levy into consideration.


By-Election: First Monday following September 15th, before 6pm.

General Election: First Monday of December, before 6pm.

You may submit your application at the CSU Reception or email it to the Academic & Advocacy Coordinator at academic@csu.qc.ca. For the complete up to date General Elections, By-Elections, and Referenda Policy, request the CSU Standing Regulations and By-Law documents from the Academic & Advocacy Coordinator.

* There are more requirements for University Fee Levy applications.

Fee Levy Groups

Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG) Concordia

QPIRG Concordia is a resource centre for student and community research and organizing . It strives to raise awareness and support grassroots activism around diverse social and environmental issues, with work that is rooted in an anti-oppression analysis and practice . A lot of what QPIRG does happens through the 28 working groups it supports . These groups are incredibly diverse, and range from advocacy, to support, to event organizing . QPIRG also provides a resource library, computers, space, workshops, and tons more logistical support and help, both to students and to the wider-Montreal community . To get a better grasp of everything that this expansive and important organization does, check out their website or drop on by their space!

Address: 1500 de Maisonneuve West (Suite 204)
Email: info@qpirgconcordia.org
Phone: 514-848-2424 ext 7935
Website: http://www.qpirgconcordia.org

Center for Gender Advocacy

The Centre for Gender Advocacy is an independent, student-funded, organization, mandated to promote gender equality and empowerment particularly as it relates to marginalized communities. Their activities fall into two broad categories: Services and Resources offered to the Concordia and Montreal communities (including free and confidential peer support, free safer-sex supplies, and trans health resources), as well as Campaigns and Programming (such as advocating for reproductive health services and trans rights, and organizing a wide range of events!). The Centre works to promote gender self-determination, bodily sovereignty, and self-love. To find out more, get in touch!

Address: 2110 Mackay Street
Email: info@genderadvocacy.org
Phone: 514 848-2424 ext 7431
Website: http://www.genderadvocacy.org

Concordia Community Solidarity Co-Operative Bookstore

The Co-op Bookstore is a long-time Concordia mainstay, and an incredible resource for students on campus and members of the wider-Montreal community . The Co-op was initially conceived and developed by the CSU in 2001 . Since that time, it has grown into a full-fledged and totally independent bookstore on campus that provides invaluable services to Concordia’s students and faculty . Through a non-profit co-operative model, that is directly controlled by its users, worker and support members, the Bookstore is able to provide low prices and professional services to all who visit it . They also provide a large selection of used textbooks and coursepacks, as well as a consignment service, so students can resell their old books each semester, and keep the profits!

Address: 2150 Bishop Street
Email: coopbookstore@gmail.com
Phone: 514 848-2046
Website: http://www.co-opbookstore.ca

Art Matters

Now celebrating its 15th year, Art Matters is a student-run festival that showcases the diversity of Concordia University’s artistic community . The festival promotes emerging talent and provides students with professional experiences by working alongside cultural institutions, galleries and artist-run centres in Montreal and beyond . The Art Matters festival has exhibited work produced by Concordia undergraduate students in the fields of dance, video, music, design, creative writing, theatre and the visual arts . Taking place annually in mid-March, Art Matters features two weeks of exhibitions curated by Concordia students in venues throughout the city and hosts an opening party with live performances, artist talks, vernissages, an open-house weekend and more!

Address: SGW VA-038
Email: info@artmattersfestival.org
Phone: 514 848-2424 ext 5011
Website: http://www.artmattersfestival.org

Cinema Politica

Cinema Politica is a Montreal-based non-profit network of community and campus locals that screen independent political film and video by Canadian and international artists . Concordia’s local is Cinema Politica’s largest and longest-running one, and since 2003 it attracts between 300 and 700 people to their weekly screenings . Each semester they screen powerful independent documentaries and connect Concordia students to artists, activists and the Montreal community . To see their schedule for this year, please visit their website or just show up in H-110 for 7pm on nearly every Monday during the school year!Cinema Politica is a Montreal-based non-profit network of community and campus locals that screen independent political film and video by Canadian and international artists . Concordia’s local is Cinema Politica’s largest and longest-running one, and since 2003 it attracts between 300 and 700 people to their weekly screenings . Each semester they screen powerful independent documentaries and connect Concordia students to artists, activists and the Montreal community . To see their schedule for this year, please visit their website or just show up in H-110 for 7pm on nearly every Monday during the school year!

Address: SGW H-733-1
Email: concordia@cinemapolitica.org
Website: http://www.cinemapolitica.org/concordia


Formed in 1998, CJLO is Concordia University’s one and only radio station . 100% non-profit, and run almost entirely by volunteers, the station is located in the heart of the Loyola campus in the NDG borough of Montreal . With over 80 DJs working the airwaves, CJLO is able to broadcast original programming 7 days a week, covering the whole gamut of musical styles and genres . Whether you are interested in Rock, Alt, Hip-Hop, RPM, Punk, Metal, Jazz, Blues, World, Country or Talk and Sports, CJLO has something for you, and is always looking for more on-air talent . You can listen from anywhere online, and around Montreal straight on the real-life radio.

Address: LOY CC-430
Email: office@cjlo.com
Phone: 514 848-8663
Website: http://www.cjlo.com

Queer Concordia

Queer Concordia is an on campus resource centre for queer, lesbian, gay, trans, two-spirited, bisexual, asexual, intersex, questioning, and allies . It is based on a belief in the diversity of communities and supporting saf- er sex practices . Acknowledging the complexities of oppression, Queer Concordia is committed to breaking down the barriers of all forms of oppression, through the creation of community and safer spaces . Ad- ditionally, Queer Concordia has safer-sex products available FOR FREE at all times (condoms, dental dams, lube, nitrile and latex gloves) . They also have an extensive library of queer literature, so feel free to come hang out at the office and read a book!

Address: 2020 Mackay Street (Suite P-102)
Email: queerconcordia@gmail.com
Website: http://www.queerconcordia.com


CUTV is a Campus/Community TV and video production studio that provides an essential service to those in the Concordia and Montreal communities . CUTV’s dedicated team of volunteers and staff produce and diffuse original content, online, that is an integral part of the Concordia and Montreal communities . From live-streaming events to producing original content of all varieties, Concordia couldn’t be what it is today without CUTV here supporting it . Above and beyond that, it also serves as an important community resource, providing space, equipment and know-how to let passionate individuals and groups produce content that accurately represents them and their interests.

Address: SGW V-403
Email: info@cutvmontreal.com
Phone: 514 848-2424 ext 7403
Website: http://www.cutvmontreal.com/

Concordia Food Coalition

Concordia Food Coalition (CFC) is a group concerned about the economic, ecological, and social implications of the food system at Concordia University . At the CFC, we bring together students, faculty and staff to promote and facilitate a transition to a more sustainable food system in collaboration with organizations at Concordia and beyond . Our aim is to foster a community-centered food system that will begin at Concordia University, but that will be built with expansion in mind . Please contact us to get involved in the food movement happening at Concordia!

Address: 2090 Mackay Street (Suite Z-304)
Email: concordiafoodcoalition@gmail.com
Website: http://www.concordiafoodcoalition.com

Concordia Greenhouse

Located in a rooftop greenhouse at the top of the Hall building, downtown (take the stairs from the 12th floor!), the Greenhouse is a badly-needed oasis of sun, warmth, plants, and the intoxicating smell of life going about its business . It provides a gorgeous atrium for students to relax, work, and socialize, as well as multiple rooms housing projects ranging from a Tea Garden, to a full scale Aquaponics system . Their annual seedling sale is a mainstay of Montreal’s urban farmers, and goes a long way towards promoting local food production right here among our own student body! The Greenhouse also runs an annual City Farm School, which offers participants an intensive 8 month internship and workshops in Urban Farming in Montreal . Drop in anytime to learn, to relax, to get involved, or just to see how beautiful Montreal is from inside a greenhouse 13 stories off the ground . The City Farm School project is founded with the same principles and goals of the Concordia Greenhouse, to facilitate education through an experience-based model . The primary goal of this project is to respond to a growing interest in issues around food sovereignty, beekeeping, and the practice of urban agriculture as well as to provide an opportunity for students and community to collaborate . See our website for ways to get involved!

Address: SGW Hall Building (13th Floor – Take the stairs from the 12th Floor)
Email: concordiagreenhouse@gmail.com
Phone: 514 848-2424 ext 5134
Website: http://www.concordiagreenhouseproject.wordpress.com

Frigo Vert

Choices for your groceries are pretty limited downtown, and food options around SGW tend to range from burgers to subs . The Frigo-Vert is a beacon of sweet organic goodness amidst the otherwise bland corporate domination of the downtown core . Founded on a Cooperative business model, the Frigo strives to offer high-quality organic food to students and the whole Montreal community at prices that are accessible to all . Beyond good food at good prices, the Frigo also strives to advance core principles of social justice, by opposing systemic forms of violence that undermine local communities and their food security . Drop in anytime for bulk food, fresh snacks, cheap coffee, and the comfortable lounge in the back .

Address: 2130 Mackay Street
Email: yesfrigo@gmail.com
Phone: 514 848-7586
Website: http://www.lefrigovert.com

People’s Potato

Concordia couldn’t be Concordia without the People’s Potato, an absolute pillar of the Concordia Community . Offering a delicious and healthy vegan meal every day, Monday to Friday from 12:30 to 2pm, for the entirety of the Fall and Winter semesters, the Potato serves as a hub of the downtown campus, serving more than 400 meals a day . They also provide other fundamental services to the community, such as food banks for students in need . It is difficult to overstate the importance of the People’s Potato to Concordia, and to the wider Montreal community . Drop by any day of the week for one of the best meals on campus, bring your own tupperware to get fed faster, and consider stopping in early or staying around after you eat to volunteer and help the Potato keep doing what it does: supporting our community with good food . Want to volunteer? check out: peoplespotato.com/volunteering.

Address: SGW H-735
Email: peoplespotato@gmail.com
Phone: 514 848-2424 ext 7590
Website: http://www.peoplespotato.com

Sustainable Concordia

We at Sustainable Concordia believe that universities have a crucial role to play in developing an ecologically-aware, socially-just, and economically-responsible society . Our mission is based on the understanding that problem-solving is most fruitful and effective when students, staff, and faculty work together, using a multistakeholder approach . Sustainable Concordia is a nexus that engages our community to work together in non-hierarchical, consensus based decision-making processes to address issues surrounding climate justice, waste-reduction, and the promotion of sustainable transportation . Come visit us for resources, information, tools, and support for initiating your own project that promotes a more sustainable university!

Address: 2090 Mackay Street (Suite Z-204.1)
Email: suscon.office@gmail.com
Phone: 514 848-2424 ext 5829
Website: http://www.sustainableconcordia.ca

Sustainability Action Fund

SAF was founded in 2007 to help fund projects that contribute towards making Concordia University one of the most sustainable campuses in Canada . Since its inception, it has awarded over $400,000 to help do that, funding projects as diverse as banning bottled water on campus, sustaining the Greenhouse through its formative years, supporting a shift in Concordia’s food system, and supporting sustainable business initiatives . SAF is at the heart of incredibly diverse efforts that all come together on a single point: helping to make Concordia sustainable, in the hopes that our local effects can reverberate across the province, country, and world.

Address: 2090 Mackay Street (Suite Z-303)
Email: safconcordia@gmail.com
Phone: 514 848-2424 ext 5138
Website: http://www.safconcordia.ca

The Link Newspaper

The Link is an independent, student-run, not-for-profit newspaper at Concordia University . It aims to publish stories not usually covered by mainstream media, with a focus on advocacy journalism . Contributors cover stories about student life, as well as local, national, and international issues of interest to the Concordia and Montreal communities . You can find a free copy of The Link in almost all campus buildings . The Link is printed weekly, with new issues coming out on Tuesdays! For live-tweets and updates on major events and campus news, check them out on Twitter.

Address: SGW H-649
Email: business@thelinknewspaper.ca
Phone: 514 848-2424 ext 7406
Website: http://www.thelinknewspaper.ca


L’Organe offre aux étudiant-e-s de l’Université Concordia et à l’ensemble de la population montréalaise un contenu alternatif et innovateur en français. Le magazine se veut organique: dépendant des intérêts des étudiant-e-s qui publient en ses pages, il évolue avec la communauté francophone/francophile de Concordia.

Email:redaction.lorgane@gmail.com Website: http://www.lorgane.ca

The Concordian

The Concordian is an independent, entirely student-run newspaper providing regular coverage on campus and local matters of importance to Concordia’s diverse campus community.
Weekly digital editions are produced in assorted multimedia formats and published via their website, substack newsletter, podcast and social media accounts. They also publish a monthly print issue which is distributed across SGW and Loyola campuses.
The Concordian’s mandate and editorial policy focuses on providing high-quality, nuanced, and balanced coverage, aiming to give their staff a professional-level work experience and portfolio prior to graduating.

Address:Headquarter office in CC-431 on Loyola Campus, next to CJLO
Email: info@theconcordian.com
Phone:514-848-2424 ext 7499 (Not currently in use)
Website: theconcordian.com

CEED Concordia (Community, Empowerment, Education, Development)

CEED Concordia (Community, Empowerment, Education, Development) is an international internship program dedicated to social justice and community empowerment. Every summer, CEED brings students to northern Uganda to work on unique youth-development internships and research alongside Ugandan university students for 3 months. The program is open to Concordia students (both undergrad and graduate), faculty and alumni. Students can earn up to six academic credits through the pre-departure course and the CEED internship program in Uganda. The course, Orientation to International Community Engagement, is offered during the winter semester and is open to all Concordia undergraduate students. Take your learning outside the classroom and join one of the most accessible and impactful programs of its kind, anywhere. Visit their website or their office, or call for more information.

Address: 2110 Mackay Street (V-210)
Email: info@ceedconcordia.org
Phone: 514 848-2424 ext 7876
Website: http://www.ceedconcordia.org

Concordia Model UN (CONMUN)

CONMUN represents Concordia at national and global MUN Conferences where they attempt to develop solutions to world problems.

Email: conmunel@gmail.com Website: https://www.facebook.com/CONMUN

Concordia Student Nightline

Concordia Students’ Nightline is an anonymous, confidential, nonjudgmental active listening service run by student volunteers. What does that mean? 

Anonymous: the identities of both our volunteers and our callers are protected, providing privacy and security on both ends of the call.
Confidential: information revealed during the call will never be shared.
Nonjudgmental: we are comfortable discussing any subject that comes to mind, from the pros and cons of Hawaiian pizza to heavier topics like school stress or the loss of a loved one.
Active listening: like a journal, we are here to receive and discuss your feelings. We do not offer our opinions or advice.

Our goal in the coming years is to make our service available every night of the week. Concordia Students’ Nightline: we’re here to listen. 

Email: cnightlineexternal@gmail.com, cnightlinerecruitment@gmail.com Website: https://www.facebook.com/concordiastudentsnightline/
Instagram: @concordianightline Phone: 514-848-7787 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights from 6pm until 3am