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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WaterAid/Mustafah Abdulaziz

The WaterAid Canada Team

Paul Dickson

Director, Philanthropy and Communications

Onome Oraka

Head of Communications and Brand

Freya Struthers

Head of Personal Philanthropy

Blanche Talbot

Donor Services and Data Administrator

Elise Lapalme

Personal Philanthropy and Stewardship Officer

Brett Massey

Director, International Programs

Sara Marshall

Business Development Manager

Nicole Dagher

Project Manager

Julie Truelove

Head of Program Development

Judy Erskine

Director of Finance and Administration

Zainab Kotun

Operations Coordinator

Lori Lejeune

Project Accountant

Our Board of Directors

Martin Munro (Chair)

Retired

Max Binnie

Civil Litigator, Department of Justice

Simon Carter

Retired

Sylvain Dufour

Retired

Trent Hoole

Chief Operating Officer, Building Markets Ltd.

 

Anita Lazurko

PhD Candidate, Social and Ecological Sustainability, University of Waterloo

Ashley Meek

Executive Advisor, Knowledge Systems and Participatory Science, Office of the Chief Scientist, Alberta Environment and Parks

Indra Prashad

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

Palash Sanyal

Strategic Partnerships and Project Manager, Global Institute for Water Security

Karin Zabel

Retired

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.

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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.