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Water

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!

No Water To Waste

No Water To Waste: Boycott Bottled Water Petition

Take the pledge today never to use commercial bottled water. Become a Public Water Champion by boycotting all Bottled Water ...
Premier Ford gives American bottled water giant permit to draw billions of litres of Ontario groundwater

Premier Ford gives American bottled water giant permit to draw billions of litres of Ontario groundwater

The Ontario government announced late yesterday that it is renewing two controversial permits that allow the extraction and bottling of ...
Children to Trudeau: End Drinking Water Advisories on First Nations!

Children to Trudeau: End Drinking Water Advisories on First Nations!

More than 1,600 elementary school students from across Canada have prepared “Water Drop” messages to Prime Minister Trudeau: hand-written notes ...
Iqaluit water contamination crisis exposes vulnerabilities across Canada 

Iqaluit water contamination crisis exposes vulnerabilities across Canada 

After Iqaluit residents reported a strong fuel smell in their tap water for more than 10 days, the government of ...
The Big Questions: Water

The Big Questions: Water

Canada has no national strategy to protect our waters from pollution and privatization. And dozens of First Nations still have ...
(Recording) Digital Rally: Say No to Coal

(Recording) Digital Rally: Say No to Coal

Across the country, a movement is growing to protect the Rockies and its headwaters from open-pit coal mining. Eight new ...
Do Not Consume

Do Not Consume

How many people will get sick while waiting for clean water? The Federal government has no idea, neither do any ...
International Day of Action of Rivers is March 14

International Day of Action of Rivers is March 14

Rivers provide clean, flowing waters for ecosystems, wildlife, and human communities. In recognition of the International Day of Action of ...