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.

The Roundtable Discussion!

For our first shop day of the summer, the EWB Toronto Pro Chapter hosted a roundtable discussion on the challenges in international work.  The discussion was facilitated by Chapter Members Brian Putre and Amira Nayed, and many interesting topics were covered over the course of a few hours.  Some discussions included the efficiency of monetary investments into international development; aligning the supply and demand for human resources; and the extent to which development organizations should focus on economic growth in developing countries.  The purpose of the roundtable discussion was not to walk away with tangible outcomes or learnings, but rather to get attendees thinking about the different challenges and ways they might be addressed, to help broaden one another’s perspectives, and to encourage reflection over the coming days and weeks.  The shop day was well-attended and there was lots of interest and participation.  It was held in a relaxed setting and also featured snacks, refreshments, and networking opportunities.

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