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NRJ is a group of community members in the Niagara Region of Ontario advocating for increased visibility of and access to sexual health resources in Niagara. We are an action group of OPIRG Brock, a social, economic, and environmental justice organization based in St. Catharines, Ontario.

Take our Abortion in Niagara Survey!

Have you had an abortion in the Niagara Region? We want to hear from you! NRJ is collecting data to help make abortion more accessible in the region. The survey asks 40 questions related to your experiences around abortion and all responses are anonymous unless you choose to disclose your information. Learn more and take the survey here!

Reporting Form

If you wish to report anti-choice activity in the Niagara Region, please use this form.

Donating

If you’d like to donate to NRJ, you can do so through OPIRG Brock! Please etransfer opirgbrockfinances@gmail.com and in the comments write that it’s for NRJ. Afterward, please email opirgbrockfinances@gmail.com and info@opirgbrock.com with a screenshot of the etransfer or with the details of it written out (we’re having some issues seeing the etransfers come through that we’re trying to sort out, so for now this helps us keep everything straight!). Thank you for your donation 🙂

You can find more information on donating to OPIRG Brock on their website: https://www.opirgbrock.com/donations

Volunteering

We are always looking for new members and volunteers! If you care about abortion rights and access to sexual health resources, have skills that you think should be put to use, or want to learn more about these issues, get in touch!

How to Use Our Website

For more information about reproductive justice, please visit the About page. For Niagara-based sexual and reproductive health resources, visit the Niagara Resources page. The Materials & FAQs page has some NRJ zines available for downloading (we can also mail you some) and answers to some frequently asked questions about abortion in Canada. The Our Values & Resources page links you to our values statement as well as other resources and organizations doing similar work in Niagara, Canada, and internationally. Keep scrolling on the Home page to see some upcoming and past NRJ events.

Events

NRJ Open Meeting – July 19th at 6:00pm

All are welcome to attend our monthly Open Meeting! New members, interested folks, long-time members are all welcome in this space to chat about reproductive justice in Niagara, hear about the work of NRJ, and help prioritize our work ahead. If you’re interested in attending, please email us at niagarareproductivejustice@gmail.com

NRJ Open Meeting – June 13th at 12:00pm

All are welcome to attend our monthly Open Meeting! New members, interested folks, long-time members are all welcome in this space to chat about reproductive justice in Niagara, hear about the work of NRJ, and help prioritize our work ahead. If you’re interested in attending, please email us at niagarareproductivejustice@gmail.com.

Portable Pillowcase Poster Party: A Virtual Crafting Meet Up – May 23rd at 2:00pm

Join us in this month’s virtual crafting meet up where we will be showing everyone how to make protest signs out of pillow cases and old sheets so they are easy to carry around with you for all of your counterprotesting needs! If you need help getting supplies, let us know in advance and we can help! DM us if you’re interested in attending 🙂

NRJ Open Meeting – May 16th at 12:00pm

All are welcome to attend our monthly Open Meeting! New members, interested folks, long-time members are all welcome in this space to chat about reproductive justice in Niagara, hear about the work of NRJ, and help prioritize our work ahead. If you’re interested in attending, please email us at niagarareproductivejustice@gmail.com.

Posters, Buttons, and Wheat Paste – Oh My! Crafting Meet up April 25th at 2:00pm

Ever wonder how those posters stick to telephone poles?? Come craft with us and learn how to make wheat paste, buttons, and posters for all your pro-choice needs!

NRJ Open Meeting – April 7th at 6:00pm

All are welcome to attend our monthly Open Meeting! New members, interested folks, long-time members are all welcome in this space to chat about reproductive justice in Niagara, hear about the work of NRJ, and help prioritize our work ahead. If you’re interested in attending, please email us at niagarareproductivejustice@gmail.com.

Intro to Counterprotesting in Niagara – March 23rd at 6:00pm

Join Niagara Reproductive Justice March 23rd at 6:00pm to learn about some strategies for safely countering anti-choice activity in the region. Hear from people’s past counterprotesting experiences and learn where to access counterprostesting materials. During this workshop you’ll also learn how to get more involved in NRJ’s Rapid Response Network. This workshop will focus on counter-protesting anti-choice activity, however the skills and strategies shared can be useful in counter-protesting other issues.

Register via Eventbrite here. If you’ve never attended a workshop with NRJ or OPIRG Brock before, please tell us a little about yourself when you register!

This workshop part of OPIRG Brock’s Community Toolbox Series

Love Letters to Reproductive Justice crafting event – February 13th at 1:00pm

Join us in making valentines, zines, and just hanging out together and bonding over our love for reproductive justice!! Supplies needed: paper, scissors, something(s) and materials to write & decorated with! Email us at niagarareproductivejustice@gmail.com if you want to come and we will send you the link. 

NRJ Open Meeting – February 9th at 12:00pm

Join us for our general members meeting on February 9th at noon! New members welcome! If you are interested in attending, please email us at least a few days in advance to introduce yourself and get the meeting link.

Zines of Reproductive Justice Dreams crafting event – November 15th at 2:00pm

Join NRJ Sunday, November 15th 2pm-4pm for zine making! Send us an email to get the meeting link.

Sex, Drugs, and Narcan webinar V. 2 – November 10th at 1:00pm

Join NRJ and Positive Living Niagara for our second webinar in the Sex, Drugs, and Narcan series on November 10th 1:00pm-2:30pm! This interactive workshop will discuss reproductive justice and harm reduction and is specifically oriented at service providers & community members in the Niagara Region.

Register here!

Sex, Drugs, and Narcan webinar V. 1 – September 22nd at 3:00pm

Join NRJ and Positive Living Niagara on Tuesday, September 22nd for an interactive workshop discussing reproductive justice and harm reduction among people who use substances! The workshop will take place from 3pm-4pm EDT with a 20 minute Narcan training to follow. Everyone is welcome! Registration closes the day before. Register using this link.