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Fresh water in Canada was promised $100 million/year for 10 years in the Liberal Party election platform.

A little over six months later, the federal budget delivered only $19.6 million for a single year.

Just last month, we released a federal report card on Lake Winnipeg. In our review of the past year’s progress, we assigned a B grade in anticipation of the promised renewal of the Lake Winnipeg Basin Program in Budget 2022, as part of a larger federal Freshwater Action Plan.

That grade has been swiftly downgraded to an F with yesterday’s federal budget release. Not only is the funding...

Join us online on Wednesday, May 18 for our 2022 Annual General Meeting! Once again, this will be a live, virtual event – a format that provides the opportunity for LWF members from across the watershed to connect.

Important reminder to all LWF members: voting on AGM business will take place online in advance of the AGM, between April 20 and May 16.

All LWF members in good standing have the right to vote; the 2022 AGM agenda and all other materials, as well as a link to the online voting platform, are presented below.

Meeting details:

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2021
Time: 7 p.m. CDT
Venue: Zoom...

Update: The federal budget was released on April 7 – and the freshwater funding announced within it is shockingly lower than the government’s election commitment. Our report card had assigned a B grade in anticipation of the promised renewal of the Lake Winnipeg Basin Program. That grade has been swiftly downgraded to an F. What does the future hold for regional water-protection initiatives across Canada? Read our Budget 2022 reaction to learn more.

On World Water Day (March 22), LWF and our partners at the Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective (LWIC) are releasing a report card which grades the...

Are you a full-time student looking for summer work before returning to school in the fall? We’re hiring for a Summer Events and Digital Administrative Assistant! 

This full-time term position will support the planning and delivery of in-person and online outreach and fundraising events, and will also be involved in the implementation of new digital asset management software. 

This will be a primarily remote work placement with occasional office visits as needed, subject to change. You can read the full job description below: 

Summer Events and Digital Administrative Assistant

If you’re...

LWF is hiring a summer student term position to support community-based monitoring activities!

The Field and Data Technician will be responsible for supporting the field and data management activities of the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network.  

This placement will be primarily located remotely and in our Winnipeg office, with some field work in rural Manitoba. Appropriate health and safety precautions will be taken at all times.

Read the full job description here:

If you’re passionate about the environment, and love playing around with data, apply to join...

As an environmental organization working in Indigenous territories, and as treaty people, LWF recognizes our obligation to actively practise reconciliation. To us, this work must include amplifying Indigenous voices, respecting Indigenous knowledge and affirming Indigenous rights. 

In January 2021, LWF and the Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective (LWIC) collaboratively created a reconciliation reading club. Our goal is to equip LWF and LWIC staff with knowledge, terminology and perspectives that will help us integrate actions of reconciliation and antiracism within our professional work and in...

As an environmental organization working in Indigenous territories, and as treaty people, LWF recognizes our obligation to actively practise reconciliation. To us, this work must include amplifying Indigenous voices, respecting Indigenous knowledge and affirming Indigenous rights. 

In January 2021, LWF and the Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective (LWIC) collaboratively created a reconciliation reading club. Our goal is to equip LWF and LWIC staff with knowledge, terminology and perspectives that will help us integrate actions of reconciliation and antiracism within our professional work and in...

The Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network (LWCBMN) is one of three Canadian case studies featured in a new report from the International Institute for Sustainable Development!

Policy Advisor Geoffrey Gunn makes a dollars-and-cents, practical case for community-based water monitoring in Canada as a proven, cost-effective and scientifically rigorous way to collect long-term water quality data. Sustained government investment in programs like LWCBMN will ensure community monitoring efforts can continue providing the evidence needed to make targeted, results-focused freshwater...

A federal funding application for critically needed upgrades to Winnipeg’s oldest and largest sewage treatment plant is finally on its way to Ottawa. 

The proposal to the federal Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) seeks funding for the design and construction of new biosolids facilities at the North End Water Pollution Control Centre (NEWPCC), Phase 2 of an ongoing, multi-phase upgrade project. 

Phosphorus loading from sources like undertreated sewage feeds the growth of potentially toxic algal blooms on Lake Winnipeg. If proactively designed to optimize interim phosphorus...

LWF is hiring one co-op student term position this winter to support the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network!

The Field and Data Technician will be responsible for supporting the field and data management activities of the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network.

This placement will be primarily held in the office, with some field work in rural Manitoba. Appropriate health and safety precautions will be taken at all times.

Full job description is below:

If you’re passionate about the environment and love working with people, apply to join our...

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