What is the Canadian Freshwater Alliance?

The Freshwater Alliance is a national initiative that builds, unites and activates networks of freshwater champions to drive change and secure healthy waters for all.

Water is life. When scientists search for life afar, they look for water. But we have water here on Earth—the only known place in the universe—and an abundance of life that water sustains.

Not only does water sustain life, it nourishes our souls, it is the basis of our economy, it shapes the land, it connects our histories and will determine our futures. Canadians know how important water is: in a national poll, 94% agreed that “freshwater is our most precious resource.”

20% of the world’s usable freshwater is right here in Canada, but it is facing some significant threats. And, though it’s hard to believe, right here in Canada, not everyone has access to safe, healthy water.  

We exist to address these challenges by driving needed change to secure healthy and safe waters for all.

In a country of over 30,000,000 people, this is not something we can—or would want to—achieve on our own. That’s why we work to build, unite and activate people across the country to learn more, get involved and take action on a number of freshwater priorities. 

Our work is based on our Theory of Change: we are confident that the more people are engaged—aware, excited and active—in defending freshwater, the more successful we will be at creating change to secure healthy waters for all! 

Want to join our freshwater movement? Sign up for our e-news, become a supporter of our national and regional freshwater campaigns, or take action now on a specific freshwater issue. 


MAIN_LOGO_TO_USE.png The Canadian Freshwater Alliance is a project on MakeWay's shared platform, which provides operational supports, governance, and charitable expertise for changemakers. The shared platform enables more time and money to go towards achieving greater impact. MakeWay is a national charity that builds partnerships and solutions to help nature and communities thrive together.


Want to know who’s behind the Freshwater Alliance? Meet the team.