Invest in WaterAid and you’ll be joining an established movement of philanthropists, trusts and foundations who share our vision of a world where everyone, everywhere has clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.

Get Involved

Do you want to make a difference? A donation from you or your family foundation can unlock the potential of entire communities with access to the three essentials: clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.

Why WaterAid?

Clean water, toilets and hygiene transform lives. With all three, people are able to break free from poverty. Children are born healthier and get the chance to go to school. Women and men get to earn a living, and whole communities start to thrive.

That’s why our goal is simple: getting these essentials to everyone, everywhere. And with your support, it's something we can achieve within a generation.

While installing taps and toilets is a key part of our work, we do so much more.

For example, in Mali, with support from the One Drop Foundation, we used social art for behaviour change to influence positive hygiene behaviour. Through our artistic and educational workshops, we trained students, youth leaders, teachers, and members of school health clubs on water, sanitation, and hygiene issues and about good management, ownership, and maintenance of WASH infrastructure.

With more awareness and more confidence gained through participation in these workshops, the students are better able to promote good practices with their peers. Through the training the teachers receive, they are able to incorporate water, sanitation and hygiene into their daily lessons.

“The advantage of sanitation and hygiene is that they help us avoid a lot of diseases, such as diarrhea and malaria. If there is no cleanliness at school, it has consequences on the students. They can get sick and it will disrupt their education”

- Aminata, 11, member of her school's hygiene club

Learn more about our work in Mali

Mali: Healthy Communities
Image: WaterAid/ Basile Ouedraogo

Your journey

Whether you want to support WaterAid’s work all over the world or focus on a specific project, a dedicated member of our team will bring you even closer to the people you’re helping with regular, personal updates.

Your updates will include photos and insight from the communities you support so that you can see the lasting impact brought about by your incredible contribution.

There will also be opportunities to attend exclusive events, meet with like-minded supporters and involve your family and children in your philanthropic activities.

Two young boys smile at each other while cheering
Image: WaterAid/ Ernest Randriarimalala

Contact us

If you are interested in working with us to create lasting change, please contact WaterAid Canada's Associate Director, Philanthropy