Advocacy and The UN Sustainable Development Goals – A Round Table Discussion

Join us for a round table discussion about how we can transform our world!  The discussion will be held on Saturday, November 26th, and our main topic will be the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Sasha Caldera from EWB’s advocacy campaign #ChallengeAccepted will be leading a discussion about how we can all play a part in achieving these goals and ensure our government is investing in those who need it most. Then we will focus on a few goals in particular, Gender Equality, Affordable and Clean Energy, and Quality Education, in discussions lead by our members Polliana Mendonca and Khalil Kelani.

Come share your knowledge, experience, ideas, or passion. Whether you’re knowledgeable or simply curious, everyone will take something away from the discussion and have valuable input to add.  Don’t miss out!  Visit this link UN SDG and let us know if you’d like to add a goal to discuss on the day.

Oh! There will be snacks, refreshments and great company, as usual.  Donations are welcomed. Register here!

Mining Shared Value!

Mining Shared Value venture of EWB is presenting on their work this Monday, November 14th at Ryerson University in Toronto. They will be talking about their project with the German development agency GIZ to create a local procurement reporting initiative to standardize how mining companies report on their local procurement. The purpose of having all companies using the same language and format to report on their economic impacts is to allow them to better manage their local procurement, and empower stakeholders such as host country governments to improve the impacts of mining. 

What: MSV Presents at Ryerson as part of “Sustainble Procurement: 2 New Initiatves”

When: Monday, November 14th, 12noon to 2pm

Where: Ryerson Ted Rogers School of Management, 55 Dundas Street, Toronto

Room Number: TRS 3-119 on the 9th floor

EWB (Re)Connect Toronto is live! 1-5pm Sat Nov 5

As current Engineers Without Borders (EWB) members, alumni, or friends of the organisation, let’s reconnect and celebrate the reach of our network across Canada and sub-saharan Africa. Come eat, mingle, and learn how we’re all involved in the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), whether we’re aware of it or not!

Sign up for one of the optional volunteer opportunities taking place either the morning of Sat, Nov 5 or during the week prior, then reconvene for lunch and an exploration of how both small and big contributions impact the SDG’s.

The SDG’s are a follow-up and expansion of the Millennium Development Goals that concluded in 2015.  Now that the SDG’s are just over a year old, we’ll talk about what we do at the local, national, and global level to achieve a healthier, safer, greener, and more fulfilling world.

To register, follow the link given below:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ewb-toronto-reconnect-tickets-28720496779

(Unfortunately this venue is not particularly accessible for those with mobility issues.  If there is interest and/or need we can set up a satellite venue that is easier to reach.)

Run to End Poverty 2016

EWB Toronto Professional Chapter is organising its annual Run to End Poverty event at the Coronation Park where runners like you take part in a race and raise funds to end global poverty. Our goal is to raise $5000.

If you are passionate about making a difference and enjoy running, we are asking YOU to join us on October 23 to walk/run at MEC 5K/10K/15K Race and raise funds for EWB Canada.

Step 1) Register with MEC http://events.mec.ca/event/93641/mec-toronto-race-seven-51015k-the-fall-classic-2016

Step 2) Register on our fundraising page and raise fundshttps://ewb.akaraisin.com/Pledge/Event/GroupHome.aspx?seid=11779&mid=82&sgid=2399

Comedy Night for a Cause!!

Yes, you read it right. EWB Toronto will be organizing its first Comedy Night Fundraiser on September 15 2016 at 8:30 PM at 2335 Yonge Street, Toronto.

If you don’t know who we are, we are a group of passionate professionals who believe in the mission of Engineers Without Borders Canada and also play a part to create systematic changes in Canada and in Africa. It is a volunteer organization that works with EWB Canada

The price of the ticket is $10. All profits from ticket sales will be donated to Engineers Without Borders. There is also be 50/50 draw.To purchase your ticket, please contact Polliana at 647-409-2276.