Water for People Committee

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 not-for-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 projects work and to raise funds for the projects.

Our Activities

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!!

WFPC Activities

Upcoming Events

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!

Register 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.


Past Events

Ski/Snowboard Day

The 9th Annual Ski/Snowboard Day was a great success again! Stay Tuned for next year!

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 .

Like us on Facebook!

Follow us on Twitter! @OWWA_WFPCanada

Who We Are

Chair Jaime Boutilier
Vice-chair Vacant
Treasurer Deb Goudreau
Committee Email
 Liaison Director  Jaime Boutilier

Member List

Member Employer
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
Alice Chow AECOM


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 

To find out more on how you can help support OWWA’s Water For People fundraising efforts, please contact us at

Follow us on Twitter at: @OWWA_WFPCanada

For the ‘big picture look’ at the fundraising activities and international project work of Water For People please visit the Links section.

© 2017 Ontario Water Works Association. All rights reserved.

Site Development by TechnicalitiesPlus Inc.