Gearing up for the New Internship in Georgian Bay

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Training Designed to Meet a Need

Our training programs are designed to meet Indigenous community needs. With drinking water challenges, this varies. From no operators available to operate an existing treatment plant, to a new treatment plant being built and treatment plant operators are needed to run them. In the case of our Georgian Bay partner, many of the current operators are on 24/7 with no backup.

We are very excited to share that 16 interns from 8 communities will be hired to train as drinking water operators starting June 2021:

Watch this clip where Mike Murray, project coordinator for the WBAFN Water and Wastewater Treatment Systems HUB, explains how the Water First Internship will benefit the First Nations communities in the Georgian Bay area.

Recruitment and Hiring

Water First and our community partners are gearing up for a combination of virtual and in-person recruitment aimed at building community awareness and generating excitement around the Internship. From our previous experiences, we have found this to be an area where Water First can provide valuable support. Watch for updates this summer when we introduce the new cohort of Water First interns!