Join the Chapter

Do you want to get involved in the EWB Toronto Professional Chapter, but are not sure how to go about it?

If you are interested in learning more about a variety of international development issues, you can get involved by attending our Member Learning Events. You can also reach out directly to the Team Leaders.

If you would like to learn more about the organisation, or become involved with the Chapter more generally, please send an email to our mailbox:

toronto@ewb.ca

We have some specific volunteer positions for which we are recruiting. The positions are as follows:

THE ‘WATER FOR THE WORLD’ TEAM:

Run jointly by National Engineering Month (NEM), Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE), the Toronto Public Library (TPL) and Engineers Without Borders (EWB), the Water for the World (W4TW) program aims to educate students about issues surrounding global access to clean water and the ways this access is linked to poverty.

During National Engineering Month in March these groups work together to deliver workshops, led by EWB engineer and social innovator volunteers, to students in grades 7-9. The interactive workshops, which involve filter-building activity, are intended to educate, generate insightful discussion, and raise awareness about how students, science and engineering can play a role in promoting access to these resources. Each workshop is run by two volunteers which are trained by our team. We hold two training sessions for volunteers in February. 

In the next 25 years, a 1/3 of the world’s population will face severe water scarcity. With 20 percent of the world’s total freshwater resources and the longest marine coastline of any country in the world, Canada plays a pivotal role in managing global water resources. The next generation of Canadians must be well equipped to tackle the world’s water challenges. EWB aims to ignite a sense of pragmatism to develop future systemic change leaders.

The Water for the World team is currently recruiting for the following positions with the listed responsibilities:

W4TW Materials Lead

Responsible for procuring, updating and organizing workshop, training and education materials as well as running the Student Impact Contest. Position runs from October 2017-April 2018. Hours required: 4-5 hours/week for October-December, 5-6 hours/week for January-April.

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