EWB is committed to fostering a global movement to eliminate poverty. To achieve this vision, we collaborate with a variety of forward-thinking partner organizations.
EWB is a founding member of the Beyond Miles program. We have been generously supported by Aeroplan since 2007. Aeroplan Miles, recently acquired by Air Canada, are critical in enabling change around the world.
Since our partnership began, Aeroplan members have donated nearly 50 million miles to EWB through Aeroplan Matching Week, which we typically organize every year in the fall.
EWB uses Aeroplan Miles to send young professionals and recent graduates across Canada to sub-Saharan Africa to experience a year-long international placement with emerging social enterprises and development organizations to help meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals. These individuals have an opportunity through our Fellowship to deliver necessary talent support to organizations contributing directly to end poverty in African communities.
With the Aeroplan miles you donate, Air Canada will generously match up to 500,000 miles, making it possible to send EWB Fellows to Africa, and bring a group of energetic innovators from our African partners to Canada each year.
You can ensure these initiatives continue into the future. EWB’s Matching Week is scheduled for September 2019. Stay tuned!