Parker Mitchell

Parker Mitchell is the co-founder and co-CEO of Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB), Canada's fastest growing international development organization. Founded in 2000, EWB has sent over 150 volunteers to work between four to 36 months with partner organizations in Africa. Within Canada, EWB has built a network of 17,000 members who are dedicated to helping end global poverty. EWB has won almost a dozen prestigious national and international awards. Mitchell has two bachelor’s degrees in engineering and arts from the University of Waterloo, and a master’s degree in international development from Cambridge University. Prior to EWB he was a consultant with McKinsey and Company and worked for Magna, an auto-parts manufacturer. Parker was featured by TIME as one of Canada's next generation of social leaders, and was a recipient of the “Top 40 Under 40” award. He was a co-founder of Canada25, which seeks to inspire young Canadians to become active in public policy, and is chair of the board of the North York Community House, which helps newcomers to Canada to settle and contribute productively to their new homeland.