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The Council of Canadians fights to protect Canada’s freshwater sources from pollution, privatization, and government neglect. Our campaign work focuses on recognizing water as part of a shared commons and a human right.

Canada has no national strategy to address urgent water issues, leaving it up to communities to defend local waters. We support these Public Water Champions nationwide, mobilizing our tens of thousands of supporters and volunteer chapters. We encourage community empowerment and involvement through our “Blue Communities Project.” We are pushing the Federal government to create a strong and independent Canada Water Agency, a comprehensive National Water Policy, and to end Drinking Water Advisories in First Nations. We are opposing Big Water and its attempts to commodify water.

Water is vital to people’s health and livelihoods. Join us in taking action to protect water!

Victoria College is a blue community


Victoria College in the University of Toronto is now formally recognized as a Blue Community. Maude Barlow was the keynote speaker ...
Water images from 2023 shared in Canadian Perspectives

Going Blue: Turning the tide on water privatization

Amidst the persistent threat of the privatization of public water systems, communities have turned blue! The Blue Communities Project encourages ...
Canada Water Agency Parliament Carrot Stick

ACTION: Last push for an effective Canada Water Agency

Tell the Prime Minister that there is no time to waste in fulfilling his pledge to establish the Canada Water ...
Water Drops delivery on Parliament Hill by students June 2023

Thousands of students have asked Trudeau to end the First Nations water crisis

On Tuesday, we delivered the latest collection of Water Drops to Prime Minister Trudeau with the help of some Ottawa ...
Algonquin chiefs joined by Green Party Leader Elizabeth May for press conference on proposed waste dump

Algonquin First Nations oppose giant radioactive waste mound beside the Ottawa River on their unceded territory

Algonquin chiefs joined by Green Party Leader Elizabeth May for press conference on proposed waste dump ...
Water Drops delivery to Parliament Hill in Ottawa 2022

Ottawa: Water Drops Delivery on Parliament Hill

Tuesday, June 20, 2023, join us to deliver thousands of Water Drop messages to the PMO from students from across ...
Radioactive Waste

Algonquin First Nations standing firm to prevent a giant radioactive waste mound next to the Ottawa River in their unceded traditional territory

It’s been a long seven years since the multinational corporations that run Chalk River Laboratories on behalf of the federal ...

Stopping Parliament’s echo-chamber on privatization

The halls of power are an echo chamber. I watched this in action last week — and realized how desperately ...