Welcome to the Water For People Committee page
What We Do
Water For People (WFP) works with local communities to develop innovative and long-lasting solutions to the water, sanitation, and hygiene problems in the developing world. These projects are undertaken all around the world –South America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Caribbean. WFP is a non-profit international development organization
Water For People Canada was created in 1995 and has funded or partially funded more than 76 projects in seven countries (total approx. US $1.14 million). Going forward, WFPC funds will focus on projects in Bolivia.
The OWWA – Water For People Canada (WFPC) Committee works to increase the awareness of the project work and to raise funds for the projects.
Water For People’s fiscal year has just ended and the OWWA Water For People – Canada Committee is happy to share that we were able to donate $15,000 to Water For People so far this year. We couldn’t have achieved this without the support from our event volunteers, participants and the generosity of our sponsors. A big thank you to everyone!!
Welly Water Mixer
The Water For People (WFP) Committee and the Young Professionals (YP) Committee of the Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA) are holding a fundraising networking event on Thursday, March 2nd from 6 – 9 pm at Wellington Brewery in Guelph
Check out the Flyer Here!
Ontario Water Conference
At the Ontario Water Conference, the sale of WFP “Heart” stickers, the Silent Auction, the C3 Water Darts Tourney, and, of course, the annual OWWEA Golf Tournament raised awareness and money for WFP.
Welly Water Mixer
The Welly Water Mixer was joint event with the Young Professionals Committee. It was held at Bar Wellington in Toronto in June. We were happy to raise $525 at this inaugural event. We look forward on holding the Welly Water Mixer again on March 2, 2017 at the Wellington Brewery in Guelph – save the date!
To find out more information on how you can help support OWWA’s Water For People fundraising efforts, contact Jaime at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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Follow us on Twitter! @OWWA_WFPCanada
Who We Are
|Liaison Director||Jaime Boutilier|
|Jaime Boutilier||Maple Reinders|
|Deborah Goudreau||Oxford County|
|Garry Boychuk||Toronto Water|
|Gary Craig||Peterborough Utilities|
|Kimberly Proudlock||Region of Peel|
|Jason Covey||City of Orillia|
|Cynthia Doughty||Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change|
|Erin Schisler||Niagara Region|
|Carolyn deGroot||City of London|
|Sammy Mutti||C3 Water|
|Jane Bonsteel||Region of Peel|
|Leanne Lobe||Region of Waterloo|
|Nora Labib||Associated Engineering|
For More Information
To find out more on how you can help support OWWA’s Water For People fundraising efforts, please contact us at email@example.com.
Follow us on Twitter at: @OWWA_WFPCanada
Water and Health
- Most frequent diseases related to poor water supply and sanitation includes diarrhea, cholera, and typhoid. Lack of sanitation is the world’s biggest cause of infection
- More than 1 billion people lack access to clean water
- Roughly 2.4 billion—almost 1 of every 3 people on the planet—lack access to sanitation
Water as a Catalyst for Change
WFP uses water as the catalyst for change and improved health in developing countries. WFP collaborate with local partner organizations, empowering a community to take ownership and develop independence by having a local water board and health promoter. WFP projects ESTABLISH low cost water and sanitation services close to home:
- Community hand pumps
- Water storage tanks
- Hand washing stations
- Gravity fed water systems
- Household latrines
WFP projects PROMOTE health education to maximize the benefits from a new water system.
For More Information
For the ‘big picture look’ at the fundraising activities and international project work of Water For People please visit the Links section.