By Sasha Caldera, Constituency Mobilization Coordinator, and Samantha Burton, former Director, Policy & Advocacy
EWB’s campaign around the 2015 federal election had one goal: to build strong relationships with influential candidates across all parties, by demonstrating that a critical mass of Canadians care about international development. Our campaign– #PoliticsAside– was a success in that regard.
One of our organizational values at EWB is to Dream Big and Work Hard. This value of lofty ambitions and intense commitment is one I personally hold dearly, but one that I’ve seen to be a consistent cause for failure. We fail when we’re too late to introduce realism into our plans when we’re translating our dreams into workloads.