We have a couple really interesting updates in this email, be sure to check them out!
It Takes A Village Campaign
This year our chapter has the incredible opportunity to take part of EWB’s It Takes A Village (ITAV, more acronyms yay!) campaign. It Takes a Village is a platform that allows us as a chapter to directly support an EWB venture that we're really excited about. It enables chapters to pledge to support different aspects of the work EWB does. Such campaigns are one of the main ways in which we promote unity and reciprocity within our organization. To provide some perspective, Chapters have contributed close to $110,000 to the initiative since summer 2014, and have been connected with the leaders of 19 EWB ventures.
To further promote this, we will be hosting a special Member Learning session this Thursday which will take look at the various initiatives that we can contribute to. We will be conducting a chapter-wide vote to determine which campaign to support!
A more thorough explanation of the program and each of the initiatives can be found at: goo.gl/Q4q4Pj. We hope to see you all at the ML!
Scare Them Fair
Come help the Fair Trade Team plan their annual Scare Them Fair event which involves advocating Fairtrade purchases for Halloween! They are looking to do something different with it this year and would love for help coming up with ideas. Look for their table during tomorrow's planning meeting.
Run to End Poverty
Great Success! Thank you everyone for coming out this weekend and helping us exceed our fundraising goal, we managed to raise a grand total of $10,411! A huge shout out to Alan, Colin, and their team for putting in a trememdous amount of work to make this happen.
Global Engineering Change Lab
The global engineering outreach team is planning events designed to explore the public's current perception of engineers and what role society needs engineers to play. Look for their table during the planning meetin to help them brainstorm!
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...