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Collaboration Leads to Success

Share: Share on email Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on reddit Sagamok School and Water First Testing New Waters The Water First Indigenous School Water Programs team works primarily in schools within Indigenous Communities. During lockdowns caused by COVID-19 we have been fortunate to have

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Skills training to meet a community’s vision

Share: Share on email Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on reddit While working with many Indigenous communities, we have heard time and again their vision of Indigenous-led land management. Communities want to manage their water resources and track the effects of industry and climate change.

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Gearing up for the New Internship in Georgian Bay

Share: Share on email Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on reddit Training Designed to Meet a Need Nobody understands the evolving drinking water challenges and needs of Indigenous communities more than the people who live there. Our training programs are designed to meet the needs

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Extension of the Bimose Internship and Upcoming Training

Share: Share on email Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on reddit We are excited to announce that the Bimose Internship has been extended to continue through to the end of September. This extension offers interns opportunities for more training, more preparation time to challenge exams,

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Our Guiding Philosophy

Share: Share on email Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on reddit During a staff retreat in the fall of 2019, the Water First team reflected on the essential qualities of our work that produce our strongest relationships and greatest achievements. Our Strands of Success stem

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Improving with Experience and Collaboration

Share: Share on email Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on reddit Learning happens with experience. And applying what we have learned through our virtual delivery continues to strengthen our school-aged youth programming. Our program that teaches students about watersheds and the importance of source water

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Thank You for a Good News Story

2020 was quite a year! Despite the challenges we faced along the way, we’re proud of our successes. Among many other stories we could tell, here are a few of our accomplishments from 2020: Previous Next After postponing all community visits, we safely revisited Long Point First Nation in Winneway,

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New Training Internship for Water Treatment Plant Operators

Next Generation of Indigenous Water Treatment Workers Are Finding Solutions Through Training in Water Trades and Sciences The Waabnoong Bemjiwang Association of First Nations (WBAFN), a tribal council with six member First Nations in northern Ontario, and Canadian charity Water First Education & Training Inc. announce their partnership to deliver

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A Visit to Long Point First Nation in Winneway, Quebec

Walleye are a culturally significant species of fish for Anishinabek Peoples. So, when the walleye habitat restoration work with Longpoint First Nation in Winneway, Quebec was postponed this summer due to COVID-19, we were disappointed. But recently, after getting the clearance from the pandemic committee, we visited the community to

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