INITIATIVE WILL HIGHLIGHT AWARENESS OF CLEAN WATER SCARCITY IN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES
The Impact Series announced that it will be partnering with Water First, an organization dedicated to partnering with Indigenous communities to support access to clean drinking water through education, training and meaningful collaboration.
The collaboration is part of The Impact Series’ “Let’s Take Issue With” program, a bi-monthly feature that highlights a specific social issue. The series uses the program window to actively promote, provide education materials, and drive donations to the chosen issue. These efforts complement the work that many dedicated organizations are doing on a daily basis.
In addition to shining a light on this important issue, The Impact Series has made a corporate donation of $1,000 CAD to kick off the fundraising drive. For the month of December, 25% of the proceeds from each digital rental in the theimpactseries.net store will go directly to Water First in support of the vital work they do.
“We are proud to partner with Water First,” said Jim Sherry, Founder of The Impact Series. “It is absolutely shocking that there are still communities in Canada without access to clean drinking water and we will be working hard to help raise awareness.”
FROM THEIR FRIENDS AT WATER FIRST:
Water First believes that the water crisis in Indigenous communities is unacceptable. Education and skills training are essential in creating solutions that work for communities to support and sustain access to clean water. Our programs are focused on building strong partnerships and creating lasting results in collaboration with Indigenous communities.
Water First began working with Indigenous communities in Canada in 2012, after being challenged and inspired on numerous occasions about why we weren’t working with communities here in Canada experiencing water challenges.
Our projects with Indigenous communities were initially small but grew quickly. We focus on both drinking water and environmental water concerns, as well as Water Science education for youth.
To date, Water First has collaborated with Indigenous communities in Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and Labrador as one of the top charitable organizations in Canada addressing water challenges through education and training.
Finally, we have a few core values that we base our operation on.
- Everyone has a right to safe, clean water.
- The water crisis in Indigenous communities in Canada is unacceptable.
- Skills training is critical to building sustainable solutions to water challenges in First Nations communities.
- Collaborative programs with First Nations communities should integrate Indigenous values, knowledge, customs and traditions at every opportunity.
For more information about Water First, or to donate, please visit waterfirst.ngo.