The Drinking Water program continues to be a priority for many communities, especially now. Clean and safe drinking water is always critical.
There is strong community demand for our program — and with your support, the program is expanding. Last fall we launched a new internship program in partnership with the Bimose Tribal Council in northwestern Ontario. We currently have 18 young Indigenous adults, from 11 participating First Nation communities, training to become certified water plant operators.
COVID-19 has posed serious challenges to our work. Together with the Bimose Tribal Council, we have been navigating our way, from solving issues with communication access to migrating training and study resources online. The response has proven positive and the program continues to be very successful.