Around the world, our network of dedicated staff and local partners make our work happen.

In Canada, that includes our Chief Executive Officer and our Board of Directors.

Together, every decision we make ensures our work is efficient, effective and sustainable, and takes us closer to our goal: making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene a normal part of everyday life for everyone, everywhere.

Making change happen on a global scale

WaterAid Canada is part of a global federation alongside six other members: Australia, India, Japan, Sweden, the UK and the US. Together, we work with partners around the world, including the Sukaar Foundation in Pakistan, who support girls with good hygiene practices.

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The WaterAid Canada Team

Nicole Hurtubise

Chief Executive Officer

Paul Dickson

Director, Philanthropy and Communications

Onome Oraka

Head of Communications and Brand

Palash Bagchi

Head of Corporate Partnerships

Freya Struthers

Head of Personal Philanthropy

Blanche Talbot

Donor Services and Data Administrator

Brett Massey

Director, International Programs

Julie Truelove

Head of Program Development

Sarah Schattmann

Project Manager

Nicole Dagher

Project Manager

Judy Erskine

Director of Finance and Administration

Lori Lejeune

Project Accountant

Elise Lapalme

Operations and Stewardship Coordinator

Our Board of Directors

Annette Nicholson

International Development Research Centre, Ret.

Poya Kherghehpoush

Director, Movement Transformation, United Way Canada

Martin Munro

Vice-President, Strategy and Business Development. DRS Technologies Canada Ltd.

Susan Murray

Vice-President Public Relations, Forest Products Association of Canada. Ret.

Wayne Wadley

Founder & President, Timberwolf Commercial Properties Inc. and Co-Founder, Virginia Stone.

Karin Zabel

Consultant, Zabel Associates

Simon Carter


Louise de Grandpré

Co-Founder, Fairpointe Investments

Anita Lazurko

PhD Candidate in Social and Ecological Sustainability. University of Waterloo

Indra Prashad

Director, Indigenous Drinking Water Projects Office, Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change

Max Binnie

Civil Litigator, Department of Justice

Alexandra Bennett

Senior Director of Finance, DRS Technologies Canada Ltd.

Advisory Council Members

Chris Koski

Managing Director and Global Head of Investment Strategy, Morgan Stanley Infrastructure

Yann Robard

Managing Partner, Whitehorse Liquidity Partners

Andy Robinson

P.Eng., FEC ­ Chairman of Robinson Consultants

Clarissa Brocklehurst

Water and Sanitation Specialist

Our history

We started in 1981, when several UK water companies came together at the Thirsty World Conference. Determined to find a solution to a global crisis that had left billions without water, toilets or hygiene, the idea for WaterAid was born.


Our annual reports

Our annual reports let you meet the people changing their lives, and see how your support is making a lasting difference around the world.

Value for money

We ensure our resources are put to the best possible use so we can transform even more lives with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.

Our fundraising promise

We couldn't do the work we do without you, which is why we value your trust so highly. It's also why we make this promise to you.