Canadian Coalition for Healthy Waters
The Canadian Coalition for Healthy Waters is a non-partisan coalition of organizations advocating for federal government leadership and policy to support the health of fresh water—including all inland waters—across Canada. From rivers to aquifers, wetlands to estuaries, and lakes to glaciers, water is fundamental to the health, economic prosperity, social well-being and resilience of communities across Canada, and to the healthy functioning of the planet’s ecosystems.
But, water is under threat.
The rivers, streams, lakes, aquifers, and wetlands in our communities are being degraded by pollution, overuse, and habitat loss. The ongoing climate crisis is exacerbating these impacts while creating new, complex challenges: water supply is increasingly erratic, water quality is compromised in many places, and the increasing frequency and severity of extreme weather events are putting more pressure on waters across the country.
To mitigate these threats and support healthy waters, the Coalition advocates for three actions from the federal government.
- Build a robust Canada Water Agency.
- Renew the over 50 year old Canada Water Act.
- Create a Canada Water Fund to invest $225 million a year in the health of waters in Canada.
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The Canadian Coalition for Healthy Waters is guided by a Steering Committee made up of the following members and chaired by Our Living Waters.
The Canadian Coalition for Healthy Waters is a non-Indigenous led coalition. Any statement or policy position coming from the Coalition does not speak for Indigenous Peoples.