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.
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.
Read this booklet which tells the stories of four northern First Nations communities and their struggles to access safe water.