Hey Guys! We hope you’re enjoying the weather and that June is shaping up to be a great month! Ontario Retreat is quickly approaching! It is scheduled for June 24-26. All existing members are invited. Please contact us ASAP if you would like to hop on board for a fun-filled weekend getaway.

Ontario Retreat is the best place to connect with and get inspired by other EWBers, to learn more about EWB’s strategy, to challenge your thinking on development, and to push your personal growth. Use this opportunity to connect with other EWBers in your region while enjoying the beautiful outdoors. This year, we are pulling out ALL of the stops. You’re not going to want to miss this; tears of joy will be shed.

Our retreat will be held in Bradford, ON so gear up for a weekend of lakeside sessions, thought provoking campfire talks, and a lot of fun! Hollows Camp is located on 87 private acres one hour north of Toronto.

Registration is $80. Register at the link below.


Year End Celebrations…

The annual Year End dinner 2016 was organised at Raijin Ramen to celebrate all the hardwork put in by our executive board, members and volunteers. Existing members and those interested in joining the EWB Toronto Professional Chapter were invited. After a gruelling but successful year, this was indeed a treat.

We would like to thank all the individuals who supported us this year by making our events a success and by contributing their time and effort. Cheers!

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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