This is just the beginning
In response to the need to increase the number of fully trained water treatment operators, to prepare for the projected retirement of many current operators in the next five years, and to support more gender diversity in the field, the Internship Program has the opportunity to play a role in meaningfully shifting the challenges of access to clean drinking water in many communities.
I am grateful for everything water does.
Eric Vautour, Internship Graduate
Since graduating, the Interns have been meeting regularly to stay connected, to improve the program, and to pave the way for future interns. They recognize what a powerful experience they have had and want to support future cohorts to be even more successful.
Water First has recently implemented a Professional … Read More
The Water First Internship Program was featured in the January/February 2019 edition of Water Canada, a publication dedicated to covering a range of Canadian water issues. This edition of the magazine focused specifically on issues impacting Indigenous communities, as well as the work of individuals, communities and organizations addressing … Read More
Water First Internship Highlighted as Innovative Initiative in Government of Canada Sustainable Development Report
In October 2018, Environment and Climate Change Canada released a report detailing the Government of Canada’s efforts in realizing the 13 aspirational goals set out in its 2016 to 2019 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy.
For each goal, the report sets out why each goal is important, overall progress made towards … Read More