Water on the way: Progress in Madagascar

August 21st, 2017|0 Comments

In the villages of Tsarafangitra and Marovintsika Fokontanys in Madagascar, families, schools, health centres, have no access to clean water. In Tsarafangitra, the nearest dirty water source is more than 1.5 kilometres away. This central water [...]

Students in Uganda lead the way in making periods affordable and smashing taboos

August 16th, 2017|0 Comments

In the remote region of Karamoja in north-eastern Uganda, an inspiring group of teenagers are working to break the silence around periods and debunk menstruation myths. The children at St Mary’s School used to go [...]

Thank you to some of our younger supporters!

June 15th, 2017|0 Comments

We are always humbled and inspired by the actions and generosity of our supports, especially our younger supporters. We've had a few young Canadians support us recently and we wanted to share their stories! Simon teaches [...]

Water Stories: the global water crisis in pictures

June 12th, 2017|0 Comments

An exhibition by award-winning photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz highlighting the global water crisis launches July 8 in Vancouver, Canada. Water Stories, part of Mustafah’s multiyear project "Water", is the result of collaboration with the HSBC Water Program [...]

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Girls in Nepal challenge menstrual taboos through photos

May 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Teenage girls in a small rural village in Nepal have used the power of photography to help bust the menstrual myths that have imposed many unnecessary restrictions on their lives. Last year, the girls used cameras [...]

Margaret Trudeau: An incredible legacy

May 8th, 2017|0 Comments

After more than 20 years championing WaterAid's mission to transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalized people by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene, including 15 years as Honorary President, Margaret [...]

Seven Ways Water Changes Everything

April 10th, 2017|0 Comments

When we help a community dig a well or install a tapstand, it's not an exaggeration to say that it's the start of something life-changing. It begins with access to safe, clean water, but it [...]

Students share their hopes and show us what they are made of

January 25th, 2017|0 Comments

This past December, we invited students across Canada to celebrate the best of the human spirit with us. WaterAid collected quotes, art and videos from students that represented one of two things: their hopes [...]

Cruel and Kind: Learning in the Desert

January 24th, 2017|0 Comments

By: Elaine Kam It was dark, cold and halfway around the world in a tent without indoor plumbing – believe it or not, I chose to be there! My Gobi Desert trek was both cruel [...]

Big Days: Vimphere, Malawi

December 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Vimphere village, located in Kasungu district in Malawi, has never had potable water. Vimphere is one of the poorest communities in Malawi.  But now, with your support, the construction of a safe and reliable water [...]