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To date, Water First has worked with over 80 Indigenous communities on drinking water and environmental water challenges, along with hands-on water science education with Indigenous students.

Many Indigenous communities in Canada have identified the need for more young, qualified, and local personnel to support solving water issues, independently and for the long term. However, there is a lack of opportunities for young adults to gain the relevant skills and experiences.

Water First has 14 years of experience designing and delivering skills training programs with Indigenous community partners as a solution to address some of these challenges.

Learn more about all the ways Water First is working with Indigenous communities in Canada to resolve local water challenges through training, education, and collaboration. We are happy to provide photos of our work to complement your storytelling.

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Water First Staff: Ami Gopal

Ami Gopal
Director of Development & Communications
1-800-970-8467 ext. 106


Water First Staff: John Millar

John D. Millar
Executive Director & Founder

Water First Staff: Kendra Driscoll

Kendra Driscoll
Senior Manager, Drinking Water

Water First Staff: Dillon Koopmans

Dillon Koopmans
Senior Manager, School Water

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