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The EWB Chapter community is made up of students and professionals applying our Systems Change Leadership model to engineer an equitable and sustainable future for marginalized people and the planet.

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At EWB, our mission is to create systemic change through community-driven collaboration.

We mobilize the engineering community and leverage technological innovation to address global challenges, in Canada and beyond.

Our focus on clean technologies, sustainable agriculture and food systems, healthcare resilience in the face of climate change, and education and job creation in STEM fields are pillars of our approach.

Goal 1: Optimization

To work on the most urgent and important global challenges where engineering can make the greatest impact.

EWB focuses on global issues by managing projects in sustainability and resilience, using systems thinking to create impactful solutions in climate action, green tech, and equitable access to essential services.

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Goal 3: Localization

Make local partnership, collaboration and ownership a core focus.

EWB ensures collaborative development of engineering solutions with local partners, focusing on community empowerment, participation, and capacity building to lead in international development best practices.

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Goal 2: Innovation

Leverage current and evolving engineering and technological knowledge and skills for global development impact.

EWB seeks to harness academic, professional, and technological expertise to foster global development, wellbeing, equity, and ecological conservation, including expanding into the global Francophone engineering sector.

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Goal 4: Advocacy

Become the conduit and voice for Canada’s socially engaged engineers and technologists and those who support them.

We are the voice of socially engaged engineers and technologists in Canada. We advocate for policy changes, engage public figures, and prioritize diversity of voices to create more inclusive, sustainable, and effective engineering solutions globally.

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  1. Clean Technologies that benefit all via a just transition

  2. Agriculture & Food Systems that are productive, sustainable and resilient

  3. Health Safeguarding of all related to climate change, especially the most marginalized

  4. Education & Jobs for youth, women and marginalized people, focused on technology, STEM education, skills and vocational training


Everyone at EWB is powering change across the world and our members are at the forefront of our collective mission. EWB would not be the same without our community made up of systems change leaders like you!

“My involvement with EWB changed my view on global development and taught me to adopt a systems thinking approach, which I use every day. In addition, I now actively advocate for effective funding towards programs in developing countries which have been shown to have net positive social, economic, and environmental benefits to the communities impacted. Also, being involved in the EWB community along with running a university chapter was the highlight of my undergraduate degree.”


Former Chapter President, EWB University of Waterloo

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