Canadian Humanitarian Initiatives Committee

collaborative technology addressing humanitarian needs

January 29th, 2017

The Region 7 Humanitarian Initiatives Committee (HIC) is looking for volunteers for the following roles:
1. treasurer and secretary,
2. website and communications,
3. learning curriculum and activities
4. events and community development

The HIC committee supports IEEE’s SIGHT activities, but is independent from it. We encourage members to join that SIG:

If you are interested in taking a Canadian perspective to Humanitarian and Sustainable Development issues, do not hesitate to contact Alfredo Herrera (alfredo,

October 26th, 2014
IEEE Toronto Section are  pleased to be at the ribbon cutting and launch of the 35th  McNaughton at the UOIT  today.  FBSC  has been the driver to launch the  centre at UOIT in Oshawa.

October 26th, 2014

SIGHT  TORONTO  was launched on Oct 7 on IEEE Day in Toronto with a solid founding membership with plans to expand its membership to include students and  GOLD  members in the near future.  SIGHT Toronto will focus on humanitarian technologies for the disabled.

May 1st, 2014
E4C upgraded their group page to a company page and are inviting people interested in online conversation about issues in engineering for global development. Join them the provided link.

January 16th, 2014

IEEE Canada International Humanitarian Technology Conference

The 2014 IEEE Canada International Humanitarian Technology Conference (IHTC) will be held in Montreal, Canada from June 1-4, 2014. The conference will focus on humanitarian applications of technology in the general areas of technologies for improving the lives of underserved peoples (including aboriginal/indigenous peoples), technologies for the disabled, health-related technologies, humanitarian engineering educational programs, and technologies to assist in disaster situations. The conference will feature outstanding keynote speakers, workshops, a student paper competition and peer-reviewed papers. Technology-oriented papers and papers describing social and economic factors related to humanitarian technology implementation are welcome for the conference.

Call for papers