We are recruiting for the leadership team!

The Toronto Professional Chapter of Engineers without Borders Canada is starting to recruit for the current year’s leadership team.  It will be another exciting year of making the Run To End Poverty and Water for the World campaigns happen.  No year is completely the same.  We’ve also had advocacy campaigns, Shop Days and joint Kumvana Program events in the past.

Please find the forms at the following link:



The RTO Shop Day Reflection….

Valerie Aguiar is a marketer captivated by the role of business in international development. She worked in sales and marketing for Nestlé Canada. All the while, she volunteered locally with Engineers without Borders Canada to feed her interest in social change.

She often dreamt of how to create change fit right where the private and social sectors connect. However, living out your dreams requires a little bit of doing. So, she hit pause on my corporate career to join the Long-term Fellowship Program through Engineers without Borders Canada. For the next while, She’ll be learning by doing with a Zambian social business called Rent-to-Own.

The following is the link to her blogpost about our RTO shop day.

Applying design techniques to a financial literacy challenge


Shop Days 2016 (Rent to Own Venture)

Join us for EWB Toronto Professional Chapter’s upcoming shop day on Saturday April 2nd 2016. This will be a great opportunity to meet our team and learn about what our chapter does.

This shop day is focused on EWB’s Rent to Own venture, RtO sells productive or cost-saving assets to rural Zambians (farmers, shopkeepers) on a hire-purchase model. https://www.ewb.ca/ventures/rent-own-rto

The day will start with an overview of EWB and our chapter, introduction to RtO venture, a dedicated bit on human-centred design and training, and will finish up with a group activity that works on improving training materials that are being used to train clients on general business skills.

And of course, there will be plenty of networking opportunities and coffee all along.

We will also be discussing future chapter events and ways for you to get involved in the chapter.

Donations are welcomed.


How to find us:

Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) – Room 1C
40 Sheppard Ave W #101, Toronto, ON M2N 6K9

There’s Green P Parking near by

  • 10 Harlandale Avenue (0.1 km away) Rate: $2.00 / Half Hour
  • 68 Sheppard Avenue West (0.2 km away) Rate: $1.00 / Half Hour

If arriving via subway, use Sheppard station’s northwest exit. The building is immediately beside it.

Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) – 40 Sheppard Ave W #101, Toronto, Ontario M2N 6K9, Canada – View Map

May 2015 Shop Day

Shop Days are Engineers Without Borders’ Toronto Professional chapter’s all-purpose engagement event. The EWB team combines learning with community awareness and action. At the Shop Day hosted at the National Head Office in Toronto on 2nd May 2015 all attendees participated in the #PoliticsAside campaign by sharing via social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. Learn More Here. Sasha Caldera, from the Advocacy Team spoke about the #PoliticsAside campaign (which aims to bring Canada’s development funding back to its historic peak of 0.34% of Gross National Income and beyond).

Suraj Bhardwaj, conducted an interactive workshop designed by Little Cloud Collective. The process of UX design in tackling challenges, encountered by overseas ventures that aim to improve education, medical, and sanitation standards, was tackled via whiteboarding (and my not so great artistic capabilities). We get to see what other people are doing in EWB by bringing them into present and engage in discussions, we get to know each other, and finally, we decide what we are going to do as a chapter over the next period. If you’re interested in getting involved, check out the next shop day.

More updates to follow. Stay Tuned.