We are proud to launch the next Drinking Water Internship

Young adults from eight First Nations communities are taking on the challenge, going from intern to certified water operator in just 15 months.

In numerous Indigenous communities across Canada, the tap water is not safe to drink.


13.5% of First Nation communities are under a boil water advisory.


40% of First Nation communities are under a boil water advisory.

Many First Nation communities in Canada have identified the need for certified personnel to operate and maintain their drinking water treatment systems. Water First’s mission reflects our commitment to listening to community partners.

Our mission is to help address local water challenges in Indigenous communities through education, training and meaningful collaboration.

The Power of Youth

Watch the live event from our Indigenous School Water Programs team.

First Nations Advisory Council

As a primarily non-Indigenous organization, our First Nations Advisory Council (FNAC) members provide valuable feedback on our programs and delivery in communities.

Through a four-part video series, we are highlighting the FNAC in our member’s own words about our relationships.

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The Communities

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