Around the world, our network of dedicated staff, board members and local partners make our mission possible.
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 USA. Together, we work with partners around the world, including local governments and WASH sectors, community organizations, and religious lead
WaterAid Canada Staff
WaterAid Canada's Board of Directors
WaterAid Canada's history
In 1987, Michael Lubbock founded the Canadian charity WaterCan/EauVive, because no organization in Canada focused on access to clean water. Mr. Lubbock recognized that clean water and sanitation are human rights and felt that water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) were under-recognized underfunded issues in the Canadian international development sector.
WaterCan was established with the mission to bring clean, safe drinking water, basic sanitation, and hygiene education to the world’s least developed communities.
Working with local partners, WaterCan’s programs reached more than one million people, breaking the cycle of poverty and disease and increasing opportunities for health, education, gender equality, and economic growth.
In 2013, WaterCan joined the global WaterAid Federation becoming WaterAid Canada. Since joining WaterAid in 2013, we coordinate activities and make decisions collectively with six other national members of the WaterAid federation: Australia, India, Japan, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States. We bring together our different experiences and expertise to build strong connections and stay focused on our vision of a world where everyone has access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene.
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.
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