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Safe water needs skilled people.

Sustainable access to safe, clean water in Indigenous communities continues to be a pressing issue in Canada.

The challenges are complex and layered – communities may face issues relating to infrastructure, source water quality, impacts of climate or having enough people to manage water resources. Or more than one of these issues at a time. Water First partners with Indigenous communities that have identified education and training as part of the solution to the water crisis. Because safe water needs skilled people.

Water First programs support participants in developing technical skills to go on to employment or further education in water science fields. They build confidence in themselves and a passion for making positive change in their communities. 

Our programs also support sustainable, long-term solutions that increase knowledge and skills — leading to lasting results.

What do lasting results look like?

  • Young people are inspired to pursue further education or employment in water science.
  • Drinking Water Internship graduates are trained to provide safe, clean water for their communities.
  • Communities strengthen technical capacity to manage water resources independently – and thrive.

These results would not be possible without your support – thank you and Miigwetch.

If you prefer to donate by cheque, please make the cheque payable to Water First Education & Training and mail it to our office at:

10 Francis Street East
Creemore, ON  L0M 1G0.

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