A COMMUNITY OF
SYSTEMS CHANGE LEADERS
The EWB Chapter community is made up of students and professionals applying our Systems Change Leadership model to identify and work towards eliminating the root causes of poverty and inequality around the world.
EWB brings together university students and professionals to grow their knowledge base and invest in their leadership capacities to address the root causes of poverty and inequality and work towards a thriving and sustainable world.
Across Canada, our Chapter members take thoughtful, strategic actions to create profound social impact in their colleges, universities, companies, and within their local communities. From grassroots change to influencing policy change within the Canadian Government, our Members play a vital role in enacting change at all levels of the system.
As a Member of our Chapter network, you will be equipped with leadership skills, tools and opportunities to create meaningful impact, and your voice will help determine directions of systems change action within your Chapter because, at EWB, we believe good intentions are not enough, and that to create lasting change requires a fundamental shift in how our world works.
Become a part of the change. Join a Chapter by becoming a member today!
OUR MISSION & VISION
At EWB, our mission is to bring people and ideas together to tackle the most crucial causes of poverty and inequality.
In order to realize our vision of a world where everyone has access to the opportunities needed to thrive, all of our work is grounded within our 6 core values:
STRIVE FOR HUMILITY
We learn by being open - open to new ideas from anywhere and anyone, and open about our mistakes.
ASK TOUGH QUESTIONS
We only improve when we ask tough questions about our past, present, and future work to determine if we are having the maximum impact for our communities.
INVEST IN PEOPLE
We know that true change will require a movement of socially-minded leaders. We support and invest in each other to help build this movement together.
DREAM BIG & WORK HARD
We strive to make the impossible possible, through a combination of imagination, hard work, innovation, passion and a willingness to take risks.
All changes begin within ourselves. We commit to personal growth through regular self-assessment and have the courage to ask for feedback.
ADDRESS ROOT CAUSES FOR IMPACT
We start by clearly defining the impact that we want to help bring about, and then think through the complexity of social change so that our actions target root causes.
Our Chapter community makes contributions on a national and international scale: affecting consumer choices, evolving education curriculums, influencing foreign policy, and more.
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