What is better than Charity?

In a world addicted to seeking ever more expensive cures for serious problems such as wasted  energy consumption, unnecessary food loss,  and third world illnesses and death resulting from unsafe water, Enviro-Stewards is committed to finding a better way.  Bruce Taylor will describe some of their successes and in particular will focus on the failings of traditional foreign aid and set forth a better way.  After examining why traditional models of delivering aid have had the negative effect of depressing  local economies, a social venture based approach to locally construct and sell water purification systems is used to illustrate the power of empowerment based development approaches.  In other words, going beyond ‘doing’ and ‘teaching’ to ‘teaching how to teach’ allows benefits to spread exponentially. This model has survived even after the cataclysmic upheaval of the civil war in South Sudan.

Bruce recently presented this model at a TED talk and will bring it to us in a multimedia presentation that will advance your thinking on how to overcome the negatives of traditional aid.  He is the founder of a Best for the World classified engineering firm Enviro-Stewards Inc. of Waterloo Region, as well as a UN Global Compact awarded safe water project.

Luncheon Date: Thursday December 21, 2017

Registration: 11:30a.m. to 12noon

Luncheon: 12noon to 1:30p.m.

Crowne Plaza Hotel, 105 King Street East, at Benton Street, Kitchener, ON

To reserve a seat, call: Jamie Hill at 519-747-3014 or Email: sandy_jamiehill@hotmail.com

Reserve your tickets by noon Monday December 18, 2017

Once registered when there is a plan change kindly remember to call us before 9am Tuesday to cancel your reservation

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Members $30/Non-Members $45

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**Parking is free for luncheon guests. Please provide your parking stub to our registration table**

A heart felt congratulations to our 2017 Recipients of the Confederation Club Student History Award.

Awards presented by Steven Paikin of TVO, President Jeanne Foster and Awards Chair Lavinica Strauss.

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