Development Partners


Development Partners play a critical role in supporting the work of EWB’s volunteers working in sub-Saharan Africa, while also gaining a unique opportunity for your employees to connect with EWB volunteers. These companies partner with an EWB long-term overseas volunteer and provide a financial contribution to fund the costs of a volunteer working overseas for one year.

When you become as a Development Partner, you will receive a profile of your partner volunteer’s work to share throughout your office or company. Throughout the year you will also receive three impact reports outlining their achievements and upon the volunteer’s return to Canada, a presentation to your employees in your office. The reports and profiles are great resources to share with your employees so they can take pride in the work you are supporting and connect more deeply to your corporate values.

As a Development Partner you can be confident that your investment is helping to change lives in impoverished communities. Our low-cost model for sending volunteers overseas ensures that your dollars go a long way, supporting an EWB volunteer’s work for a full year—enough time for them to have impact and affect sustainable change for those struggling to work their way out of poverty.

Your company will also be represented in our promotional materials and communications with the press, contributing to your external brand image within the development and engineering sectors. In addition, key sponsors will gain profile by hosting award presentations, meals or the Closing Gala, an event that attracts prominent keynote speakers such as General Roméo Dallaire and the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean.