Across Ontario, the Indigenous Neighbours program advocates for clean, safe drinking water.
In partnership with Pikangikum First Nation, MCC will be making potable drinking water accessible to youth in Pikangikum's community facilities.
The Youth H2O Project, in consultation with the Pikangikum First Nation Chief and Council, will provide the youth of Pikangikum access to clean drinking water at the local arena and adjacent youth centre. In a community where an estimated 75% of the population is under the age of 25, the arena is an important social hub during the long winter months for both boys and girls hockey and ringette teams. MCC staff is working with partners to plan, develop, fundraise and implement this project for the summer of 2020.
Watershed Moment Webinar Series
The Watershed Moment Webinar series is an educational opportunity that MCC and our partners will be hosting to discuss the spiritual and cultural importance of water and the necessity of access to clean, safe water. Throughout this series, we will explore what it means to listen, learn, and connect with water and one another. To watch previous webinars click here.
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.