This is a good news story.

And we can all use some of that these days.

In collaboration with our First Nations partners, we have a tried and true solution for addressing critical drinking water challenges.

Many First Nations in Canada have identified the need for more young, qualified, and local personnel to support solving water issues independently and for the long term. Yet, every community is different. Nobody understands the evolving challenges and needs of First Nations communities more than the people who live there.

Many First Nations in Canada have identified the need for more young, qualified, and local personnel to support solving water issues independently and for the long term. Yet, every community is different. Nobody understands the evolving challenges and needs of First Nations communities more than the people who live there.

Understanding what community members have to say about their priorities has been, in our experience, the catalyst for building lasting solutions. Solutions based on listening, reciprocal education, and building long-term, trusting relationships.

Waabnoong Bemjiwang Association of First Nations and Water First are proud to announce our new water training partnership. This year, the partners will begin delivering a drinking water treatment and environmental water management training program. This in-depth internship program will support approximately 12 young Indigenous adults to become certified water treatment plant operators across approximately six participating First Nations communities.

Together, WBAFN and Water First will address local needs for more young and qualified personnel in the water management field to help ensure safe drinking water in communities. Not only for today, but for future generations.

With First Nations in the driver’s seat, we’ve seen what we can create together, with your support.

Understanding what community members have to say about their priorities has been, in our experience, the catalyst for building lasting solutions. Solutions based on listening, reciprocal education, and building long-term, trusting relationships.

Waabnoong Bemjiwang Association of First Nations and Water First are proud to announce our new water training partnership. This year, the partners will begin delivering a drinking water treatment and environmental water management training program. This in-depth internship program will support approximately 12 young Indigenous adults to become certified water treatment plant operators across approximately six participating First Nations communities.

Together, WBAFN and Water First will address local needs for more young and qualified personnel in the water management field to help ensure safe drinking water in communities. Not only for today, but for future generations.

With First Nations in the driver’s seat, we’ve seen what we can create together, with your support.

Donate today to empower more First Nations communities and youth to ensure safe, clean drinking water.