Canada Freshwater Alliance – Hiring Summer 2021 Staff!

May 7, 2021 – Canada Freshwater Alliance is currently seeking the following summer staff positions in Ontario Education & Engagement Coordinator (Based in Haldimand-Norfolk) Education & Engagement Coordinator (Based in the London area) Education & Engagement Coordinator (Based in the Windsor… Read More

Canadian Freshwater Alliance Job Opportunity

Director Position The Canadian Freshwater Alliance builds, unites, and activates networks of freshwater champions across Canada in order to secure healthy waters for everyone. We work with organizations and individuals who are freshwater champions to strengthen citizen engagement… Read More

Freshwater Canada Weekly – August 20, 2020

This week: Flint Children Beneficiaries of Legal Settlement + New York’s Environmental Justice Communities Eligible for New Water Infrastructure Project Financial Incentives + The 2020 Water Is Life Festival Goes Virtual Sept 5 and 6th + The Great… Read More

Grant Opportunity!

Canada Nature Fund for Aquatic Species at Risk is offering funding for projects that help the recovery of aquatic species at risk. Information on the objective of the Fund, proposal criteria, and how to apply here.

ESA Review Comment

In January, the Government of Ontario initiated a review of the province’s Endangered Species Act (ESA). The stated intent of the review is to “improve protections for species at risk, consider modern and innovative approaches to achieve positive… Read More

New Advocacy Rules for Charities: Limits on (non-partisan) Political Activities Lifted

The Canadian federal government has proposed new rules for charitable policy advocacy. These rules would allow charities to engage in public policy dialogue and development activities without limitation as long as it furthers the organization’s charitable purposes. Policy… Read More

Press Release: Launch of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Collaborative Strategy

Panel of Experts to Investigate Protection of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Stakeholder-Led Collaborative Strategy receives federal funding Toronto, ON, Friday, October 26, 2018 – Today, an independent panel with experts from across the Canadian portion of… Read More

International Tour Learns About US Water Governance

Delegates from 17 countries spent three weeks traveling around the United States last month, gaining an understanding of how the U.S. system of governance addresses  water resources management. The tour was part of the International Visitor Leadership Program… Read More

Nuclear Waste and the Great Lakes

It may be a surprise to learn that spent nuclear fuel rods can be found near the shores of the Great Lakes. Without the existence of a waste depository – a place to safely store spent rods –… Read More

Keeping Flint at the Forefront of our Consciousness

by Latia Leonard   Nearly three weeks ago, I like millions all over the world, watched as some of the world’s biggest stars paid tribute to Aretha Franklin during her televised funeral service. One dignitary after another gave… Read More

Freshwater Weekly – August 31st, 2018

This week: Great Lakes Sees Signs of Climate Change + Lead at Detroit Public Schools + Lake Erie Algae Threat Dissipating Great Lakes Region Sees Warmer Summer, Extreme Weather Events — Signs of Changing Climate Flash floods, prolonged… Read More

Freshwater Weekly – August 24th, 2018

This Week: Microplastics + Line 5 + Toronto Flooding + Algae in Lake Superior More Flooding Hits Toronto, Renewing Concern About Overflows Into Lake Ontario Steady rain early this week had residents wading through waterlogged streets and dealing… Read More

Freshwater Weekly – August 17th, 2018

This week: Sewage Leaks in Toronto + Disappearing Great Lakes Beaches + Foxconn Invests in Renewable Energy + Freshwater Future’s Flint Water Testing Program Estimated One Trillion Litres of Sewage Have Leaked into Canadian Lakes and Rivers Over Last… Read More

Freshwater Weekly – July 27th, 2018

This week: Lake Erie Wind Farm + 2017 Lake Ontario Flooding + Lake Erie Algae Early Detection System Curious Why Lake Ontario Had Terrible 2017 Flooding? Watch This IJC Explanation Video The International Joint Commission (IJC) has released… Read More

Freshwater Weekly – July 21st, 2018

This week: Guelph-Eramosa Township Council Shut Down Water-Intensive Glass Plant + Ohio Governor Cracks Down on Algae-Fueling Pollution + Poll Shows Strong Support for Great Lakes + Michigan Ignores Early PFAS Warning + Great Lakes Plastic Pollution Guelph-Eramosa… Read More

Stop Invasive Species: 10 Things You Can Do

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest invasive species news and to receive opportunities to take action. Be sure to share this list with your friends and family in need of a nudge, a reminder, or… Read More

Freshwater Weekly — June 8th, 2018

This week: U.S. House Passes Asian Carp Bill + Michigan Sulfide Mine Secures Last Permit + U.S. EPA to Host Great Lakes Public Engagement Sessions  Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives Win Majority in Ontario Election The Conservatives garnered 41%… Read More

Freshwater Weekly — June 1, 2018

This week: Ontarians Disapprove of Water Extraction Permits + Flooding Study Moves Forward + Foxconn Diversion Challenged + 10 Ways to Prevent Invasive Species New Poll Shows Ontario Voters Support Phasing Out Bottled Water Extraction Permits A recent… Read More

Freshwater Weekly — May 25, 2018

This week: 10 Ways to Prevent Invasive Species + Lake Erie Algae Forecast + Michigan Close to Passing Stricter Lead Standard 10 Ways You Can Prevent Invasive Species Summer weather has descended upon the Great Lakes and with… Read More

Freshwater Weekly – May 11th, 2018

This week: Farming and nutrient pollution + Ontario’s indigenous water crisis + Flint lead pipe replacement resumes + Ontario budget a win for the Great Lakes Canada’s Indigenous Water Crisis Still Ongoing What many Canadians and Americans take… Read More