Who we are

WaterAid Canada is an international not-for-profit determined to make clean water, decent toilets, and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere.

Clean water, decent toilets, and good hygiene are basic human rights. They should be a normal part of daily life for everyone – but they aren't. That's why we're here.

Our mission is to transform the lives of the most marginalized communities across the globe by improving access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene. For over almost 40 years, WaterAid has worked alongside partner organizations, local communities, and governments to enable entire communities to unlock their potential, break free from poverty, and change lives.

This is life-saving work. Because the fact is, dirty water costs lives.

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703 million people in the world – almost one in ten – don’t have clean water close to home. Without clean water, people risk deadly waterborne disease each time they drink from a dirty borehole, a polluted stream, or a dangerous well. Children are most vulnerable – over 300,000 children under five die every year from diarrheal diseases caused by poor water and sanitation. That's more than 800 children a day, or one child every two minutes.

You can see why we’re passionate about this work. You can find out more about us at www.wateraid.org/ca/how-we-do-it

What we do

We’re in the business of giving people access to clean, safe water, culturally appropriate sanitation infrastructure, and teaching good hygiene behaviour to protect from diseases that take thousands of lives each day.

With a tenth of our world needing clean water, we know we can’t do this work alone.

We work with local partners, who understand local issues, and who know the right people to get the job done. We provide them with skills and support to set up and manage practical and sustainable water and sanitation projects that meet their real needs.

We also work locally and internationally with governments to change policy and practices, and to ensure water, sanitation, and hygiene's vital role in reducing poverty is recognized.

And we work in partnership with people like you, who are the reason we can continue this life changing work.

If you’d like more detailed information about our work and how your gifts will change lives, you can visit our website: https://www.wateraid.org/ca/what-we-do/our-impact

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