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  • Title: Engineers Without Borders Canada » Home | EWB creates opportunities for rural Africans
    Descriptive info: .. Ask a question.. Please correct the following errors.. Can't find the answer you're looking for? Type your question in below, enter your email and name and click submit.. We ll do everything possible to reply in 72 hours or less.. Good questions may even show up as posts in the EWB blog.. Send Your.. Question.. Thanks for.. asking a question.. français.. Our Organization.. Why We Exist.. Pieces of a Change Machine.. The Evolution.. Reports: Successes and Failures.. Contact Us.. Our Boss.. Meet Dorothy.. Our Approach.. Intelligent Development.. Our Ventures.. In Africa.. In Canada.. Your Support.. Get Involved.. Donate.. «.. Go to.. See the.. big picture.. Home.. News.. Ask a.. question.. Get involved.. Poverty is the product of broken systems that prevent people from realizing their full potential.. Beating poverty means making those systems work.. EWB is doing  ...   potential.. Welcome to EWB s workspace.. Click go to for the site menu, or.. the big picture to see how it all.. fits together.. This navigation bar.. travels with you through the site.. ».. Follow EWB through it s impact and programs in 2011 in our Annual Report: An Inflection Point.. Read now.. Locally-led, systemic development, for lasting, large-scale change.. This is different.. Find your summer stride and fall in love under the sun.. Run to End Poverty is coming to a city near you! What do you love about summer?.. The Globe and Mail offers a strong endorsement for EWB s campaign calling on Canada to invest in Cash on Delivery aid.. Read the editorial.. Learn how we do it.. Intelligent development.. Learn about our work.. African ventures.. Canadian ventures.. Lend your support.. Join our mailing list..

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  • Title: Engineers Without Borders Canada » Why We Exist
    Descriptive info: Go to legacy site.. This is a temporary website.. that provides an overview of our work.. You can view our old site by clicking “legacy site.. ”.. Despite decades of development, there are millions of Africans living in extreme poverty.. They re highly vulnerable and have dramatically diminished choices.. These same people have incredible potential we ve seen it first-hand.. Traditional development isn t unlocking that potential, and has failed to accelerate Africa s development.. Proven innovations aren’t scaling, and there remains an unproductive relationship between donors, citizens, businesses and governments in developed countries and in Africa.. Why?.. There is a problem of talent.. Not enough of Africa’s or the world’s smartest and most well-trained people spend time on development.. Those who do are rarely given the time, the space and the resources to imagine, develop and refine  ...   of feedback.. The people funding development are not the same people as those receiving services, namely poor people and their governments.. This kills competition in ideas and stifles innovation.. EWB is working to remedy these problems.. We know change has to come from within we enable it.. We re happy to say that we know some of the world s smartest, most dedicated, disruptive systems changers we call them EWBers.. We know that it sometimes takes a failure or two before you can succeed, and that real change requires an investment of time and effort we’re ok with that.. Most of all, we re dedicated to making sure.. our boss.. is happy with our work positive, systemic, lasting change.. You really should check out our programs in.. Canada.. and.. Africa.. if you want to understand what EWB does..

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  • Title: Engineers Without Borders Canada » Pieces of a change machine
    Descriptive info: Pieces of a change machine.. Our Canada-wide.. Network.. Systems Changers.. A Movement.. 45,000 strong.. Incredible.. Employees.. Boards and.. Governance.. EWB is a leadership network, a development organization and a global movement combined we re one big systemic change machine.. It makes the question what do you do very fun to answer.. We have over 3,000 active members at 36 chapters and city networks across Canada.. You can t begin to imagine what it s like to be in a room with just 10 of these incredible, young leaders.. We invest in them, helping to develop the knowledge, skills and approaches they need to create change in complex environments.. Many become EWB volunteers, leading programs in Africa and Canada.. We give them the time, the space and the resources to search out, develop, refine and scale new ideas.. It s worth pointing out that these aren t your average chapters, networks and members they execute regional events as part of national campaigns, drive their own initiatives and support our programs in Africa.. Over 600 of them give over 20 hours per week to the organization that time and dedication allows EWB to offer incredible value for every dollar donated.. They take impact very, very seriously.. Most major decisions in the development sector are made in Toronto or Washington boardrooms by Directors and Vice Presidents.. EWB s decisions are made by our teams in places like Tamale, Dedougou and Mwinilunga (say that three times fast) the people who actually run the ventures we invest in.. They lead our work and drive our  ...   to other development organizations.. There are Africans, Canadians, Europeans and more, but all are ordinary people who have been moved to create change.. They re people we ve reached in the past, and the people who help us reach further and further every day.. It s a perpetually-expanding, positive cycle The Movement is EWB s impact, but it also helps us achieve greater impact.. EWB employs approximately 20 people at any given time to:.. Coordinate our African and Canadian programs.. Offer strategic guidance and oversight to our chapters and networks.. Lead member-learning initiatives.. Manage organization-wide financial, communications and fundraising efforts.. Set organizational direction and objectives.. It s a lean team of high-capacity leaders who have dedicated their careers and their lives to creating positive change.. Some have come up through the EWB network, some are on non-profit career paths, some have transitioned from the corporate world and many have international experience.. Their unique backgrounds and insights combine to form an unprecedented foundation for impact.. They aren t bound by job descriptions (or regular work hours for that matter).. These leaders are supported by a number of distributed teams composed of EWB supporters and members.. They dedicate over 20 hours per week to specific tasks their dedication and drive is incredible, and offers incredible value to EWB.. We are incredibly lucky to have an engaged and driven Board of Directors and an equally strong Advisory Board.. Yes, they provide strategic insight.. But they also fundraise, speak at conferences, mentor employees they re simply great, smart people who want to create change..

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  • Title: Engineers Without Borders Canada » The Evolution
    Descriptive info: You can imagine that no one sets out to create an organization like this.. Much like our approach to development, EWB has evolved over the years as we ve learned, analyzed and identified necessary innovations.. That evolution officially began in 2000 the same year the Millennium Development Goals were signed when Engineers Without Borders Canada was formed.. Co-founders Parker Mitchell and George Roter were interested in tapping into the Canadian engineering profession a group they believed to be passionate about improving the state of the world to contribute to the Millennium Development Goals pledge to halve world poverty by 2015.. Engineering students, professionals and firms quickly became involved, and what started as a pie in the sky idea, with no money, no people, no resources (The Globe and Mail, 2002) has now become one of Canada s most respected development organizations.. Jeffery Sachs, leading world economist and Director of the Earth Institute, said in a speech at the 2008 State of the Planet conference: “We all need to support the kind of work that Engineers  ...   was only in 2003 that EWB hired its first employee, George Roter.. That same year EWB adopted a new approach.. Having spent three years focused on getting volunteers overseas, we stepped back and questioned our goals, methods and role within development.. From this process emerged EWB s approach to development, which focuses on the impact of our actions in Canada on people overseas and on building capacity in the technical sectors of developing communities.. With this focus we are building a world class development organization that includes 25 full time staff members, 45,000 members, over 3,000 volunteers in Canada, more than 300 volunteers who have worked overseas, an Advisory Board of leading experts in their fields, a dedicated Board of Directors, and numerous partnerships with organizations overseas.. In the coming years we will continue to strive to make Canada a model global citizen and to increase access to appropriate technologies in developing communities.. I didn t want to spend the rest of my life making printers go faster, so I started Engineers Without Borders.. George Roter..

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  • Title: Engineers Without Borders Canada » Reports: Successes and Failures
    Descriptive info: We ve included the most recent editions of multiple EWB reports below, including our Failure Report.. You can access all of our publications on.. our old site.. Annual Reports.. 2011.. 2010.. 2009.. 2008.. Failure Reports.. Program Reports.. A 2010 special edition report highlighting progress in our African and Canadian Programs.. African Programs.. Canadian Programs..

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  • Title: Engineers Without Borders Canada » Contact Us
    Descriptive info: Where in the world is EWB?.. Use the map and find out.. The chapter or city network nearest you:.. Alberta.. Calgary City Network.. Edmonton Professional Chapter.. University of Alberta.. University of Calgary.. British Columbia.. BC Hydro Employee Chapter.. Simon Fraser University.. University of British Columbia.. University of British Columbia Okanagan Chapter Initiative.. University of Victoria.. Vancouver City Network.. Manitoba.. University of Manitoba.. Winnipeg Professional Chapter.. New Brunswick.. University of New Brunswick.. Newfoundland and Labrador.. Memorial University of Newfoundland.. Nova Scotia.. Dalhousie University.. Ontario.. Carleton University.. Grand River Professional Chapter.. McMaster University.. Ottawa City Network.. Queen’s University.. Ryerson University.. Toronto Professional Chapter.. University of Guelph.. University of Ontario  ...   Québec.. Concordia University.. École Polytechnique Montréal.. McGill University.. Section de Montréal.. Université de Sherbrooke.. Université Laval.. Saskatchewan.. Saskatoon Professional Chapter.. University of Regina.. University of Saskatchewan.. International Office.. Engineers Without Borders Canada.. 312 Adelaide Street West, Suite 302.. Toronto, Ontario M5V 1R2.. General inquiries:.. 1 (866) 481 3696.. |.. info@ewb.. ca.. Major gifts:.. Beth Borody.. (416) 642 7597.. bethborody@ewb.. Corporate giving:.. Eli Angen.. (416) 642 9165.. eliangen@ewb.. Communications Requests:.. Ward Alsop.. (416) 642 9167.. wardalsop@ewb.. Employment opportunities:.. Due to the volume of inquiries we receive, we don t discuss employment opportunities over the phone, but you can see a list of all available positions in our.. section..

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  • Title: Engineers Without Borders Canada » Meet the boss
    Descriptive info: Meet the boss.. Alex Fox.. Duncan McNicholl.. Sarah Grant.. Ward Alsop.. Duncan McNicoll.. Noémie Paradis.. Meet the.. boss.. Dorothy.. Dorothy might be a mother who tends to a small vegetable farm and still makes time to sit on a local committee.. Dorothy might be a young woman, who didn’t go to high school  ...   accept that fate for her daughter.. Or Dorothy might be that daughter, dreaming of graduation as she fetches water each morning.. No matter who she is, Dorothy doesn’t accept the fate she has been handed, and neither will we.. Dorothy is our boss, and we constantly ask what she would have us do..

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  • Title: Engineers Without Borders Canada » Intelligent Development
    Descriptive info: In Africa, EWB s approach to development focuses exclusively on systemic innovations that impact the masses.. So we don t drill wells, we help to ensure that tens of thousands of wells are monitored and repaired.. We don t distribute seeds, we work with small businesses to help them provide the tools and information that farmers need to prosper.. All of this is made possible by unprecedented local insight – our teams integrate with businesses, governments, organizations and entrepreneurs to understand systems from the inside out, then work with them to incubate change using an established, five-stage process.. Incubating.. systemic innovations.. Search.. We integrate into the system, understanding it from within and identifying opportunities for systemic innovation.. Prototype.. We co-design systemic innovations with local partners, with the goal of fixing a broken system or  ...   scale, ensuring we aren t needed to sustain the solution.. Exit.. The innovation is sustaining itself or the change is institutionalized through policy innovation and we withdraw, allowing the partner to own the success.. It all combines to create an unprecedented, locally driven approach to development that ensures:.. Greater efficiency and value.. we identify what doesn t work early, learn, and improve until we find what does.. Local relevance.. we get inside problems to ensure we really do understand and address the root causes.. Local capacity is built.. our partners learn and get stronger, changing the system from within.. Change is lasting.. EWB is invisible.. Put bluntly, if it appears that a solution is ours, we’ve failed.. We call it intelligent development.. Want to see it in action?.. Check out our.. African.. Canadian.. ventures..

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  • Title: Engineers Without Borders Canada » African Ventures
    Descriptive info: African Ventures.. Water and Sanitation.. in Malawi.. Agriculture.. in Ghana.. in Zambia.. Infrastructure in.. Ghana.. in Burkina Faso.. If you took a quick look at the rural water supply and sanitation situation in Malawi, you d think that things were in great shape over 40,000 rural water points and toilets outside most homes almost 80% coverage.. But if you dig a little deeper, you ll see a different reality sustainability and actual usage are serious concerns.. Water points are often placed haphazardly, based on ease of drilling, political need, or NGO desire.. A significant proportion of existing water points are either broken or placed poorly, meaning they run dry when they re needed most.. Many latrines aren t actually used by all household members and once basic latrines are in place there is little support for households to adopt increasingly effective sanitation technologies.. Interventions have focused on increasing the number of wells or latrines when, in fact, there s a fundamental need to focus on the larger water and sanitation system the support and maintenance mechanisms that ensure water points are providing water continuously and long-term sanitation facilities aren t just available but are actually being used and continuously improved.. EWB is focused on that systemic need, incubating and scaling innovations that are allowing the government to improve management systems, identifying ways to ensure wells are monitored and maintained, and ensuring that sanitation efforts lead to learning and usage.. Systemic Innovations.. Government.. Decision Support System (DSS).. EWB has worked with government partners to create a simple spreadsheet-based decision support system.. It maps water coverage, identifies the status of water points, and shows where rehabilitations and new installations are needed most.. It s deliberately simple to use, low-cost, and limited in scope multiple similar initiatives have failed due to complexity of technology and cost of updates.. In mid-2011, the DSS was officially recommended for adoption nationally by a large group of NGOs and government employees during a national conference on water supply monitoring.. Learning in the Sanitation Sector.. EWB plays a unique and important role in the sanitation sector.. We re coordinating efforts on a national level, allowing different groups field staff, local government, national ministries, NGOs, and donors to share information and lessons in order to rapidly improve approaches and ensure successes are replicated at scale.. Implementation of sanitation approaches have been far from perfect and often miss their intended results.. One such approach is Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS).. To ensure the success of CLTS and other promising approaches, EWB helps inform policy decisions with field-level information, connects implementers with each other for mutual learning, and facilitates feedback loops throughout the sector.. We also innovate on operational efficiency models for low-resource environments; these innovations are disseminated and scaled through our connections with key ministries and membership in a national sanitation coordinating body.. Our work has led to harmonizing district-level monitoring and evaluation indicators and to new ideas for increasing sanitation services to communities through the use of decentralized structures.. Community Organizations.. Maintenance and Financing.. Water point maintenance is a pressing issue throughout Malawi.. Since the 1980s, the burden of responsibility for water point repair has increasingly shifted from government to communities.. Results have been, at best, mixed.. Everyone believes communities have a role to play, but what is that role? Can communities handle minor water point repairs? Major repairs? Full rehabilitations? EWB is piloting approaches to answer these questions, change how communities play their roles in water point maintenance, and guide government, donor, and NGO programs towards providing communities with appropriate support.. Business.. Small Business Repair Services.. While community members in Malawi are responsible for carrying out many aspects of water point maintenance, when their water point breaks down they often struggle to access the repair skills needed to ensure limited down time and a quick restoration of service providing easily accessible repair services is a key role for the private sector to play in rural water supply.. EWB is providing knowledge, training, and research support to our partners to develop and pilot innovative private- and public-sector models for providing these crucial repair services.. NGOs.. EWB staff are sought by other NGOs for their strong local insight, understanding of water and sanitation systems in Malawi, and ability to deliver results in a wide range of situations.. They re partnering with these organizations, and are helping them ensure projects are focused on outcomes that lead to long-term systemic development and impact, rather than short-term, short-lived results.. It s a major point of leverage by sharing knowledge with these organizations, we extend our reach significantly.. Key partners in Malawi:.. WaterAid Malawi.. PumpAid Malawi.. InterAide Malawi.. Water and Environmental Sanitation Network (WESNet).. Plan Malawi.. UNICEF Malawi.. Support to Donors.. While most non-profit organizations seek support from donors, EWB provides support to donors in the form of local insight and understanding.. Donors may not have access to up-to-date information on field realities or insight into how the projects they fund are being implemented.. EWB provides this insight, helping them make smarter investments, and also serves a performance-consulting role, embedding with the implementing NGOs and governments to optimize their projects.. EWB is one of the only organizations in the world that s offering this service, if not the only one.. By sharing our unique insight into on-the-ground realities with these donors, we re multiplying the value of every dollar they invest in change in Malawi.. Our donor support isn t limited to one country EWB is helping to guide donor investments and decisions everywhere we work.. We re not a giant organization, and we know that those bringing more money into the system also play a strong influencing role.. We offer ground-level expertise to ensure that role is as positive as possible.. Team Members.. Megan Campbell.. Michael Kang.. Jolly Ann Maulit.. Alyssa Lindsay.. Sydney Byrns.. Genevieve Parent.. Jordan Daniow.. Macmillan Chikhoza.. Lisa Boyd.. Tessa Roselli.. Kristina Nilsson.. Jean-Francois Soubliere.. Ashley Meek.. Owen Scott.. Imran Hamdad.. Kevin Hanson.. While Ghana is a rapidly developing nation, 30% of its population still lives below the poverty line on less than $1.. 25 per day.. Many of those people live in the predominantly rural Northern regions, where subsistence farming reigns as the dominant livelihood.. Many of these farmers want to shift from subsistence farming to farming for a profit, but can t because the  ...   organization in the world that s offering this service.. It s a major leverage point by working directly with thee donors and sharing our unrivaled insight into on-the-ground realities, we re multiplying the value of every dollar these organizations invest in change in Ghana.. We re not a giant organization, and we know that those with money will have play an influencing role.. We offer ground-level expertise to ensure that role is always positive.. Janna Hamilton, G RI team Leader.. Dan Boland.. Binnu Jeyakumar.. Alex Joyce.. Ibrahim Niemba.. While Zambia has historically relied on copper as a major economic driver, agriculture accounts for roughly 70% of all employment in the country.. The sector is dominated by large-scale enterprises money is being made but it isn t trickling down to the average Zambian, 43% of whom live below the poverty line.. There is the potential for significant profit, but for that to happen, businesses need to serve small-scale farmers as well as larger agriculture enterprises.. EWB is working to make that connection possible and to help partners do the same.. We work predominantly with small-to-medium-sized enterprises in the country to help them overcome obstacles to dealing with small-scale farmers and meeting their needs.. We re supporting entrepreneurs that are filling gaps in markets and working extensively with other NGOs to help them optimize their projects to ensure farmers are getting the support they need.. Business.. Business and value chain development.. It s a significant leverage point by strengthening a business, one EWBer is able to create significant change for hundreds if not thousands of farmers at a time.. EWB s BDS work is a multi-country program where we not only help businesses better meet customer needs, but also use our experience with businesses to advise social investment funds (SIFs).. These non-profit organizations provide financial support to promising enterprises, and we re sharing our insight to ensure those are smart investments, coupled with other required support.. Current and past business development partners in Zambia include:.. Forest Fruits Zambia (past).. Avian Ventures Ltd.. (past).. Dunavant Cotton (past).. MRI (past).. Plant AgriChem.. Social entrepreneurship.. Multiple EWB volunteers and African Program Staff have identified gaps in Zambian business systems, and have started their own ventures to fill the void, bringing much needed support to rural communities.. EWB has supported these ventures, making financial and knowledge investments to help them grow and succeed.. Social entrepreneurs EWB has incubated in Zambia:.. Rent To Own.. Mobile Transactions Zambia.. By sharing our knowledge with other NGOs, we re vastly increasing our impact.. NGO partners in Zambia:.. Msika.. Care Zambia ADAPT.. USAID Profit.. CNFA Rumark (Malawi).. We re not a giant organization, and we know that those with money will play an influencing role.. Donor partners in Zambia:.. ACDI-VOCA.. CARE International.. Progress and Achievements.. An EWB piloted radio call-in show that provided information and promotional material on new seeds and proper fertilizer to an estimated 2,000 farmers, was highly successful, with calls exceeding the time available and new sponsors seeking opportunities to get involved.. EWB exited the project, but it has been sustained by major seed distributors in the country who recognize the opportunity.. EWB piloted a voucher program for early purchase of fertilizer.. Five staff at ADAPT are using approaches in their market development efforts that are conducive to durable market linkages, as opposed to short term visible results like trainings performed.. Anna Marie Silverster.. Joanne Linnay.. Arthur Kong.. Brian Magee, BDS Growth Specialist.. Agriculture accounted for 31% of Burkina Faso s GDP in 2004, much of it cotton exports due to past government initiatives aimed at introducing for-profit crops and associated technologies.. While the mining sector is gaining strength, agriculture continues to offer incredible potential for the tiny land-locked nation, especially the 46% of its citizens that live below the poverty line.. EWB s work in Burkina addresses systemic failures in agriculture via three key leverage points farmers groups, agriculture businesses that interact with small-scale farmers and donors funding NGOs in the country.. Our teams are working to ensure that farmers are able to access the products and services they need to make a better profit on their farm, and that other organizations working in the country are planning and implementing projects that are rooted in actual farmer needs and optimized for long-term impact.. Business development services (BDS).. EWB staff are embedding with high potential, small-to-medium-sized enterprises for extended periods of time in order to understand the business from the inside out, build relationships and then introduce practices and processes that enhance business results.. Community-based organizations.. Cooperatives and unions.. Farmers in Burkina Faso have a formed unions and cooperatives, working together for greater results with both cash crops like cotton, and subsistence crops like sorghum or maize.. The most ambitious farmer organizations attempt to provide services to their members each year, like access to better prices through bulk purchases or bulk selling (to access bigger markets), but it s difficult.. These people are great farmers, not great business men and women, and that s why EWB is working with farmer leaders to build the systems, skills and knowledge required for success through a condensed two-day workshop that s seen remarkable uptake and results.. Family farm management services.. EWB is providing training and outcome-based planning skills to farmer organizations who then provide training to farmers on best practices for family farm management, helping farmers learn how to plan and optimize activities.. They may not have access to up-to-date information on field realities or insight into how the projects they fund are being implemented.. It s a major leverage point we re multiplying the value of every dollar these organizations are investing in change in Burkina Faso.. Donor partners in Burkina Faso:.. World Food Program.. Fondation pour l Agriculture et la Ruralité dans le Monde.. Agricutleurs Francais et Developpement International.. EWB has provided intense support and training to three farmer organizations (2,000 members each), helping them successfully manage cereal sales operation, from gathering production capacity of their members, to accessing credit and planning the logistics of Bulking and securing markets.. One of those farmer unions managed to secure a 20% discount on fertilizer for 700 members in time for the growing season, an unheard of achievement in Burkina Faso.. Rosanne Chabot.. Francis Vachon.. Herman Naré.. Nasser Zongo.. Marie-Claire Saint-Jacques.. Bernard Lefrançois.. Valérie Raymond.. Florian Villaumé..

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  • Title: Engineers Without Borders Canada » Canadian Ventures
    Descriptive info: Canadian Ventures.. Policy.. Engineers.. Youth.. Consumers.. Development isn t an African thing.. Our networked world means we re all connected.. The decisions Canadians make affect farmers in rural Malawi, and government policies right here at home influence entire sectors in Ghana.. We re proud of our country.. Canada s contribution to global development makes a positive difference to millions of lives.. The Canadian government gives an average of $5 billion in foreign aid every year that s great.. But are we getting a $5 billion result? Probably not, which isn t so great.. EWB is working with our government to change that reality.. We know that development works, but it could work much better.. Our job is to strengthen Canada s approach to global development by advocating for smart decisions, policies and practices ensuring our country has the greatest possible impact on an international level.. The rules of development are often set by powerful donor governments they control the purse strings, so they have massive influence over how projects are designed and funded.. The problem is they don t always make the right decisions.. We know that political constraints in Canada can undermine effective development in countries like Malawi, often resulting in top-down decisions that have a detrimental impact on long-term development.. We cannot overcome these constraints by pretending they don t exist.. For great development to happen at a local community level, great policies must be created by governments like Canada s.. We address the real influence of politics in aid and development head on, taking a systemic approach by working to build political will for effective development.. Working in a strictly non-partisan way, EWB and its members engage directly with federal politicians and decision makers, advocating for policy innovations that make Canada s development approach more efficient and more effective.. Through these efforts and more, EWB has played leading roles in the untying of Canadian aid, and most recently, Canada joining the International Aid at Transparency Initiative (IATI).. Citizens.. While our ultimate audience is the political class, we accept that this change must be realized through the emergence of a smart, informed and demanding citizenry.. We engage Canadians in the political process through national campaigns designed to raise awareness and allow citizens to learn about intelligent development approaches and ask our government for just that.. Partners.. EWB works in close partnership with business leaders and other reputable development organizations who are working alongside our African partners, business leaders and other reputable development organizations who are working towards similar goals, ensuring our ideas have a disproportionate influence in Canada s development approach.. EWB has played an important role in successfully working with the government to strengthen its role in global development.. November 2011.. 18 months of advocacy and lobbying efforts pay off as Canada signs on to IATI.. EWB becomes the second NGO in the world to publish its aid information using the IATI standardl.. October 2011.. As part of their consultations for the 2012 Federal Budget, EWB is invited to make the case for IATI before the Parliamentary Finance Committee.. An online campaign and street-level events from coast to coast generates over 10,000 letters, signatures and postcards from Canadians asking for IATI.. July 2011.. CIDA formally launches its Open Data Portal, two months after EWB recommended this during our Federal Election 2011 campaign.. June, 2011.. EWB hosts a one-day blitz of Parliament Hill, meeting with 60 MPs to discuss the need for more transparent aid.. This results in over 100 media stories highlighting our proposal.. May 2011.. EWB engages 95% of all candidates during the federal election.. EWB releases a platform for more effective Canadian development, resulting in our positions being endorsed in a.. Globe and Mail.. editorial.. James Haga, Director of Advocacy.. Ian Froude.. Ryan Bourque.. Erin Flanagan.. Dan Raza.. Patrick Miller.. Amir Allana.. Meaghan Langille.. Emily Stewart.. Nushka Blais.. Tanner Jerreat-Poole.. Innovations in  ...   engineering sector around a belief that engineers have a role to play that goes well beyond a project plan.. Established two curriculum partnerships with leading universities.. Helped four universities explore creating Global Engineering minors.. Added 60 new classroom learning modules.. Helped over 100 faculty members and TAs to better integrate Global Engineering learning modules in their classrooms.. Engaged 150 professors and administrators in Global Engineering faculty forums, with over half engaging with their EWB chapter after the event to find ways to work more closely together.. Published five influential papers in respected journals which defined the debate for enhancing engineering education.. Published 10 articles in newspapers and engineering magazines.. Spoke at six prominent national conferences and symposia sharing our vision for an engineering profession and influencing key decision-makers to join our cause.. Created our Engineers Serve the World campaign, which in its first year alone reached 22,000 youth and potential engineers through workshops and online videos on the impact engineering can have on the world.. Surveyed 1,600 professional engineers about their views on the profession and its potential for the future.. Established a working relationship between Professional Engineers Ontario and EWB.. Sal Alajek.. , B.. Eng.. , Global Engineering Team Lead.. Josh Workman.. Jody Rechenmacher.. Michael Stachowsky.. Fraser Mah.. Global Engineer Concept.. EWB isn t just engaging youth, we re helping them build the skills, confidence and knowledge required to create positive change.. Our goal is a movement of confident, active, globally connected, and critical thinking young leaders.. Not for the future for now.. To achieve these goals, we work directly with youth and with educators, bringing them into EWB and bringing EWB to them.. Youth Engagement.. EWB gives young Canadians the opportunity to learn about global issues and how they can create positive change.. This is achieved through classroom outreach, engagement with our university chapters, the national Get Outside Your World (GOYW) contest and more.. To learn more about how you can get involved with EWB s youth programs or to bring EWB to your school, email.. youth@ewb.. Send GOYW contest inquiries to.. contest@ewb.. For teacher resources, or to book a presentation email.. schooloutreach@ewb.. or visit.. teach.. ewb.. 100,000 students reached since 2003.. 15,000 students in 2010 11.. 1400 essay contest entries since 2007.. 536 entries in 2010 11.. 21 university chapters reaching out to youth.. Our Youth Engagement Program is currently being led by a Distributed Team of volunteers from across the country.. You can reach them at.. Simon Fauvel.. Ashley Hammell.. Lauren Hockin.. Anna Smith.. Evan Walsh.. 2009 Program Evaluation.. University of Alberta reaching aboriginal community.. Outreach event at 2010 National Conference in St.. John s.. Through our purchasing decisions, Canadians have significant power to have a positive impact globally, every single day.. EWB is making sure they know how.. We re spreading the word about ethical consumption choices.. We re making the connection between everyday decisions and poverty eradication.. We re ensuring that our friends and neighbours (and quite a few strangers) have the information they need to make decisions that lead to an equitable relationship between Canada and countries in Africa (not to mention the rest of the world).. Fair Trade EWB plays an active role in Canada s Fair Trade community, promoting Fair Trade certified products and the broader principles of the movement.. Examples of EWB s Fair Trade efforts include:.. Helping to launch Fair Trade Town and Campus initiatives across the country.. Reverse Trick or Treat and My Fair Valentine, which see hundreds of EWB members promote awareness of Fair Trade on Valentine s Day and Halloween.. New ethical products EWB and Public Inc.. have partnered to launch RUBR pucks, made with ethically sourced rubber from Liberia.. Learn more at.. http://rubr.. Launched RUBR, an ethical product that sees Liberian rubber processed in Canada and used for hockey pucks (2011).. First My Fair Valentine national campaign (2011).. UBC certified.. Fair Trade Campus..

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  • Title: Engineers Without Borders Canada » Get Involved
    Descriptive info: Join a Chapter.. or Network.. Join a venture.. in Canada or Africa.. Work for EWB.. Bring EWB.. to your school.. As an EWB member, you ll benefit from a world-class learning and leadership development program we invest in exceptional people, helping them build the knowledge, skills and attitude required to create impact at the systemic level.. You ll also have unlimited opportunities to play a critical role in systemic innovations your only limits within EWB are the ones you create for yourself.. Whether they re speaking on complex policy issues or dropping giant pumpkins from 100 feet in the air to raise funds, EWB chapters and city networks are vibrant engines for change.. We have 36 chapters and professional networks in universities and cities across Canada.. They re independent, entrepreneurial and certainly energetic, driving their own initiatives, but also joining national activities and campaigns as part of the EWB movement.. As a member, you ll have opportunities available nowhere else play a direct role in our development ventures, benefit from one of Canada s most advanced leadership development programs and work with a high capacity team to implement campaigns and create meaningful change.. EWB creates opportunities for members to grow, learn and have impact.. As  ...   as building a school or even distributing mosquito nets (though you will use them).. But it s all worth it, because you re creating change that leads to impact for the masses.. You ll be working to create an environment where people have the opportunities and support they need to achieve prosperity.. It can take time, and there will undoubtedly be setbacks.. But there s no more rewarding work on earth.. Explore.. our available positions.. We look forward to hearing from you.. Put bluntly, you re likely to work harder here than anywhere else.. You ll find yourself riding the streetcar home at midnight on a Monday, but you ll be smiling working for EWB is an incredible, rewarding experience.. You ll also work with a team of high capacity leaders who coordinate EWB s global efforts from our international office.. All available positions will be posted here.. See our open postings here.. We offer programs for both students and teachers to bring EWB to the classroom.. We do it because the world needs knowledgeable leaders, today and tomorrow, who understand that poverty is a complex problem, but we.. can.. beat it.. To learn more, teachers should visit.. and students can email the team at..

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