EWB's History

EWB has been active since 2000, when it was founded by two engineering graduates in Waterloo, Ontario. George Roter and Parker Mitchell were those graduates, and the first "National Office" was George's apartment, out of which they worked. Resources, people, and money were sparse, but both students and professionals quickly became involved, and within a few years EWB was well on its way to becoming one of Canada's most respected developmental NGOs.

The uWaterloo chapter sprouted around this time as one of the first chapters in existence. Working with the ever-evolving objectives and approaches generated by the National Office (now located in Toronto), the uWaterloo chapter has continued to support and contribute to the organization's work at every level.

The old EWB website is a great reference if you're wanting to learn more about our past.