Ottawa Panhandlers Union
Email: opu [at] ottawaiww.org
WHO WE ARE
Founded in 2004, the OPU brings together people who are homeless, panhandlers, buskers and others who make their living on the street into an organization for mutual aid, solidarity and defense. These are the founding principles of the union movement and we are applying these ideas to building a voice and power for Ottawa’s street people.
The Ottawa Panhandlers Union (OPU) is a job shop of the Industrial Workers of the World’s Ottawa-Outaouais General Membership Branch (IWW).
WHAT WE DO
The OPU’s mission is to defend the rights of Ottawa’s homeless and people who make a living from the street. We want our members and community to be able to make a living free from police harassment and intimidation.
Membership meetings are at 1 pm, the first Monday of every month at Centre 454, 216 Murray St., Ottawa. Email us and let us know you’re coming so we can keep an eye out for you.