We have a couple really interesting updates in this email, be sure to check them out!
Run to End Poverty
October 4th, 10 am
We’re in the final stretch to rally up those donations! Keep talking to your friends and professors and help us get even closer to our fundraising goals :) We’ve got a vast collection of prizes for both individuals and teams who muster up the most contributions. Individuals who raise more that $35 will also be receiving a t-shirt on race day.
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. Our panel will include Khalil Ramal (Liberal), Carol Dyck (Green), German Gutierrez (NDP), Allyson Larkin (Professor, Kings), and Dr, David Conter (Professor, Huron).
Youth Engagement: Water for the World Presentation
September 30th, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Our Youth Engagement team will be delivering their first presentation of year this Wednesday. Anyone interested in working with students is encouraged to volunteer for this event. Please message Sean Chen for more information. Transportation will be provided.
If you want to be awesome and join our chapter for the remainder of the school year please get in touch with Sail to confirm your membership. Regular membership is $20 and an extra $10 will get you a chapter t-shirt.
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...