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 within a generation.

Our vision is a world where everyone, everywhere has safe water. So for over 10 years, we’ve worked alongside partner organisations and local communities, to help give families in the world’s poorest countries access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.

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

Over 771 million people in the world don’t have access to safe water (that’s roughly one in ten of the world’s population). These people risk deadly waterborne disease each time they drink from a dirty borehole, a polluted stream or a dangerous well. Children are most vulnerable –tragically 290,000 children under five lose their lives each year from diarrhea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation. You can see why we’re passionate about this work. And over a decade has taught us that empowering people to make change within their own community is the first vital step out of poverty.

Find out more about us at www.wateraid.org/ca/how-we-do-it

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What we do

We’re in the business of giving people access to clean, safe water and sanitation. And teaching hygiene to protect children and parents 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 alone.

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

We also work locally and internationally to change policy and practice and ensure water, hygiene and sanitation’s vital role in reducing poverty is recognised.

Our Gifts of Water range gives a brilliant overview of our work, and is a very clever way you can get involved. If you’d like more detailed information about our work and how your gifts will change lives, you can visit our website: www.wateraid.org/ca/our-programs

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