Our Living Waters is about amplifying the influence and impact of the many, diverse organizations - from foundations and companies to cottage associations and environmental groups to indigenous communities and fishing clubs - that make up Canada’s water community.
Seeded by a series of conversations, gatherings and studies on how to strengthen the water movement in Canada, Our Living Waters has developed into a Network that is driving collaboration, uniting voices, and providing a common basis, through our shared measurement system, to measure progress toward our ambitious goal at the heart of it all:
All waters in Canada in good health by 2030.
A team of people are committed to supporting the Our Living Waters Network by: confirming collective priorities for the Network, raising and leveraging funds to support collaborative initiatives, measuring our success, and ensuring communications across our supporter base.
This team includes (from left to right in the photo):
Taylor Wilkes as the Program Coordinator, bringing professional capacity to multiple aspects of operations to support a thriving OLW Network.
Andrew Stegemann as the Project Director and Shared Measurement Lead, oversees overall operations and ensures we are measuring our progress towards achieving our ambitious goal.
Lindsay Telfer as the Communications and Membership Lead supports Network-wide communications and engagement activities.
Tim Morris as the Funding Lead, leverages and coordinates collaborative funding opportunities for the Network while overseeing the OLW 2030 Fund and distribution of grants and reporting.
We are so thrilled that Elizabeth Hendricks has joined the OLW Management Team this year. Her WWF-Canada work on Canada's watershed reports will be a valuable addition to our team!
A special thanks to our 2019-2020 management team: Tony Maas, Taylor Wilkes, Andrew Stegemann, Lindsay Telfer and Tim Morris!
The Our Living Waters Network is a project on MakeWay's shared platform, which provides operational supports, governance, and charitable expertise for changemakers. The shared platform enables more time and money to go towards achieving greater impact. MakeWay is a national charity that builds partnerships and solutions to help nature and communities thrive together.
Many thanks to our funding partners for their support of the Our Living Waters Network, including: the Dragonfly Fund at Tides Canada Foundation, Echo Foundation, McLean Foundation, Sitka Foundation, and RBC Blue Water Project through their support of the shared measurement system.