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Freshwater Future Canada Co-Presenting Living on the Edge at the Planet in Focus Film Festival

Living On The Edge_Director Headshot Susan WoodfineCome and meet Freshwater Future Canada staff on Saturday, November 8 at Planet in Focus, Canada’s largest and longest running environmental film festival.  Freshwater Future Canada is co-presenting the film Living on the Edge, and it can be seen at 11:00 am at the Nat Taylor Theatre, York University in Toronto.

Living on the Edge puts a human face on climate change in eastern Quebec. In the aftermath of an extreme weather event in 2010 that became a wake-up call for eastern Quebeckers, we follow an extraordinary woman, Joan Sullivan, as she explores how people along the majestic St. Lawrence are already being affected by climate change – and adapting to it. And while this is a story about climate change as seen through the eyes of a photographer, it is also very much Joan’s personal story – revealing the fears, frustrations and hopes of this international aid worker turned farmer. We learn how combating climate change has become the central focus of her photography, and why she has dedicated the rest of her life to promoting renewable energy.  A truly inspiring encounter with one woman and her struggle to come to grips with living on the edge.

Keeping Lake Erie alive: A four-point plan to tackle algae blooms

LakeErie NASAGoddardFreshwater Future Canada and Environmental Defence propose four-point plan to tackle algal blooms in Lake Erie and the Great Lakes. Read More

The Great Lakes Waterscape: Assessing the needs of the Ontario water community


The Ontario Great Lakes Need Assessment was an effort to explore how well the water community is working together, building on the recent national assessment documented in the report: “The Canadian Waterscape: Assessing the needs of Canada’s water leaders”. The current assessment was an opportunity to test the findings of the national assessment within the context of the Great Lakes, a unique freshwater region within the Canadian freshwater landscape.


The assessment was conducted by Freshwater Future and the Canadian Freshwater Alliance, with support from The Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, Joyce Foundation, Tides Canada, and WindsorEssex Community Foundation.


To download the report click Here


Jill Ryan Spends Time Helping Groups in Eastern Ontario

I just had the pleasure of spending two days working with stewardship and sustainability organizations in Eastern Ontario. We spent time discussing ways to conduct planning process in ways that don’t take too much time, don’t cost too much money, and yet provide common understanding of visions, mission, the work to be accomplished, and how fundraising can make the work possible. If your organization is interested in developing the same clarity without taking too much of your time and resources, give me a call to discuss how Freshwater Future might be able to help.

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