Water First Education & Training Inc. is one of the top charitable organizations in Canada addressing water challenges in Indigenous communities through education, training and meaningful collaboration.
Founded in 2009 to bring drinking water resources to rural schools in Uganda, we provided training on the operations and maintenance of the water and sanitation systems we installed.
Water First began working with Indigenous communities in Canada in 2012, after being challenged and inspired on numerous occasions about why we weren’t working with communities here in Canada experiencing water challenges.
Our projects with Indigenous communities were initially small but grew quickly. Within a few years, our collaborations accounted for nearly 90% of program resources. Water First dedicated itself exclusively to working with Indigenous communities in 2016. We focus on both drinking water and environmental water concerns, as well as Water Science education for youth.
To date, Water First has collaborated with Indigenous communities in Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Labrador as one of the top charitable organizations in Canada addressing water challenges through education and training.
Where We Work
The communities we have collaborated with.