At every step, highly qualified and dedicated professionals are involved in our operations.
Cory’s M.Sc. research at the University of Waterloo helped develop a water monitoring program for a vast floodplain in Northern Alberta to address concerns over industrial expansion that were expressed by local Indigenous communities. Cory has also previously worked alongside a team of knowledge producers from First Nations communities, government, and universities to inform conservation of water resources in the Northwest Territories. At Water First, Cory looks forward to meaningful engagement with Indigenous communities while sharing her love for water science and ecology.
Catherine is an Ontario Certified Teacher in the Primary/Junior Divisions. She is passionate about environmental education and providing students with enriching experiential learning opportunities. Her background includes experience working for outdoor education centres, conservation authorities, as well as in-class teaching. Catherine is looking forward to collaborating with Indigenous communities to deliver water science programming for students, with a goal of fostering environmental stewardship.
Chris has 25+ years in environmental program development, implementation, evaluation and monitoring for private, public and not-for-profit organizations. Chris’s work as an environmental regulator in the Northwest Territories, leadership of a Canadian NGO and water and wastewater operations has him uniquely positioned to contribute to the success of the Water First team. Chris holds a Masters’s degree in Environment and Management from Royal Roads University.
Cindy has worked with charitable organizations for most of her 30-year career. She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology as well as a CPA designation. Before working for Water First, Cindy worked for various non-profit organizations that provide services to children, federal inmates and seniors. At Water First, Cindy is looking forward to facilitating changes that support the organization’s mission.
Board of Directors
Indigenous Advisory Council
Water First does not identify as an Indigenous-led organization. As such, our Indigenous Advisory Council members provide valuable feedback on our programs and delivery in communities.