Work, Live, Play in Canada’s Lakes & Rivers
What is Watersheds Canada?
Watersheds Canada is a federally incorporated non-profit organization and registered Canadian charity. We are committed to providing programs to communities across the country that work to engage and help shoreline owners enhance and protect the health of lakes and rivers.
Our vision is for communities to come together to care for their waters, resulting in clean, healthy lakes and rivers that will support humans and wildlife for years to come.
We work with landowners, communities, and organizations to protect lakes and rivers through developing effective, transferable, long-term solutions.
We love our lakes and rivers, and work to support the health and beauty of our freshwater by embracing the following values:
Integrity & Accountability
We meet our deliverables by transforming action into results with an honest, reliable, positive and professional attitude.
Inclusivity & Respect
We thrive when working with organizations and individuals, taking into account the uniqueness of each partnership.
Innovation & Sustainability
We continually adapt and improve our programs to ensure long-term benefits while considering not only the environment, but also the economy and our society.
Community & Collaboration
We support and encourage the development of others within the environmental field. We do this through sharing our resources in terms of knowledge, expertise, lessons learned, and fundraising successes.
Partnering with local groups at lake, river, and watershed levels ensures our programs are specific and impactful. We connect with the communities to which we deliver our programs, and take the time to understand their needs.
Being solution-oriented, we encourage linking scientific processes with on-the-ground projects. We also support industry-wide cooperation by sharing our best practices and strategies, and by providing training to other groups in order to help them improve their local programs and operations.
We are a non-regulatory and non-advocacy organization dedicated to the work we love.
Watersheds Canada has strategic goals specific to both programs and operations. Please view the PDF version of our Strategic Plan for more details.