We have a couple really interesting updates in this email, so be sure to check them out!
Fair Trade Campus Week
This week is Fair Trade Campus Week! We will be needing volunteers to talk about Fairtrade at booths in 7 residences on Wednesday night from 5-7 and from 11:30-1:30 on Thursday! If you can help, please sign up here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1aqmX2zM5RweTzLtGOj6DJPWm-Jxtv54-044Agy-zAcU/edit#gid=0
Global Development Round Table Discussion
October 1st, 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
This will be a round table discussion hosted by our chapter with panelists from both the political and professional spheres. The panel will discuss international relations and Canada's position in the field of global development followed by an open question period afterwards.
September 23rd, 5 pm
Advocacy will be having a team meeting in the EWB office this Wednesday at 5 pm. Contact Melissa for more details!
This is the current EWB campaign focused on gaining publicity around the topic of global development. We want to introduce global development into the federal election conversation and let politicians know that it matters to most Canadians.
As always, Planning Meetings are Tuesdays at 5:30 pm in SEB 2094, and Member Learnings are Thursdays at 5:30 pm in UCC 59.
Latest on twitter
EWBWestern: Hey Mustangs! Run to End Poverty is in 9 days! Top finishers get THE PURPLE SHIRT
EWBWestern: It's Fair Trade Campus Week!! Look for us around campus and ask us about our Fair Trade initiatives this year- we have chocolate!
uwoewb #DidYouKnow that children make up nearly 50% of people living in extreme poverty? If you want think that Canada should focus on making extreme poverty a larger part of the conversation and put #PoliticsAside then http://takeaction.ewb.ca/
10 things you didn't know about extreme poverty
They're all about kids.
uwoewb Bono sat down today to talk with leaders from NDP, Liberal and Conservative parties to advocate in the fight against global poverty and putting #PoliticsAside. Watch the update from CTV News.
Bono thanks Canadians for foreign aid contributions
U2 frontman Bono has arrived in Ottawa for meetings with Stephen Harper, as well as the prime minister's Liberal and NDP rivals.
uwoewb EWB is concerned about the information presented in today's article from the Ottawa Citizen and what this means for Canada's role in the post-2015 development agenda.
The decline in the Government of Canada's contribution to ODA points to a troubling trend. This, despite 2015 polling data that shows the majority of Canadians not only believe it's important to improve health, education and economic opportunity for the world's poorest people, but that doing so is our moral obligation as Canadians.
EWB would like to see Canada reverse this trend and increase our investment in global poverty reduction with an eye towards the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.
Tories have "no plans" to match poverty aid vow inside Canada
Internal documents suggest the Conservative government has been saying one thing but planning to do another when it comes to fighting poverty at home and abroad. Canada’s record on international de...