Water for People Committee

Welcome to the Water For People Committee page

What We Do

Water for People (WFP) is an international non-profit working across 9 countries in South America, Africa, and Asia to bring safe water and sanitation to 4 million people.

WFP empowers local governments, community members, and service providers to invest in the long-term solutions and systems that are right for them. This means listening to them and establishing trust from the very beginning. We want every community, household, school, and clinic to have lasting access to safe water and sanitation for generations to come – we call this impact model Everyone Forever. Water For People achieved a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for the 15th year in a row

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 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 Committee is happy to share that we were able to donate $22,000 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!!

Water For People Committee Events

Upcoming Events

Ski/Snowboard Day

The 11th Annual Ski/Snowboard Day will be held in January 2019 – stay tuned for details!


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 raises awareness and money for WFP.

Past Events

Welly Water Mixer

The Water For People (WFP) Committee and the Young Professionals (YP) Committee of the Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA) hosted a fundraising networking event  at Wellington Brewery in Guelph


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

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Follow us on Twitter! @OWWA_WFPCanada

Who We Are

Chair Sammy Hiseler
Vice-chair Cynthia Doughty
Committee Email
 Liaison Director  Jaime Boutilier

Member List

Member Employer
Jaime Boutilier Cima+
Deborah Goudreau Oxford County
Garry Boychuk Toronto Water
Rebecca Turbitt Cole Engineering
Allison Biggar Pure Technologies Ltd.
Deepinder Gurm OCWA
Cynthia Doughty
Allan Choi RVA
Mike Matesic Continental Carbon
Carolyn deGroot City of London
Sammy Hiseler C3 Water
Jane Bonsteel
Saloni Singh University of Waterloo
Husein Almuhtaram University of Toronto
Alice Chow AECOM
Divyam Beniwal RVA
Omar Alshikh


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.

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