Across Ontario, the Indigenous Neighbours program advocates for clean, safe drinking water.
Helping Clean Water Flow into homes in Pikangikum First Nation
Pikangikum First Nation is an isolated fly-in community of 3,000 members living in 450 homes. Presently, only 50 of these homes have water running into the home used for drinking and for sanitation. MCC, in partnership with Assembly of First Nations and Habitat for Humanity, will work in the coming year to retrofit 20 more homes with sinks, tubs and toilets, and the water and sewage to make it all work.
In partnership with Pikangikum First Nation, Water Without Borders and The Pikangikum Working Group, MCC will be making potable drinking water accessible to youth in Pikangikum's community facilities.
Water Quality in Ontario First Nations: An Interactive Map
Of the 134 First Nations in Ontario, 45% are at high risk for water insecurity. This map tells the stories of this struggle for a basic human right.
Water Quality in Ontario First Nations Booklet
Read this booklet which tells the stories of four northern First Nations communities and their struggles to access safe water.