In Canada, we experience climactic change directly through changes to our water – its quality, its quantity, and its seasonality.
In short, to mitigate and adapt to a changing climate in Canada, we have to start with water.
The Liberal Party recognized this in 2021 with a campaign promise of a 10-year, $1-billion Freshwater Action Plan. That plan would “protect and restore large lakes and river systems” across the country, from the Great Lakes–St. Lawrence system to the Fraser and Mackenzie River basins...
Online fundraising tech update: CanadaHelps is currently experiencing intermittent technical difficulties which are affecting the Walk for Water online campaign page. If you are interested in donating to Walk for Water and are unable to access the page, please instead use the primary Lake Winnipeg Foundation donation page, using the “Write a private message to us” comment field to let us know your donation is in support of Walk for Water. We apologies for any inconvenience this external situation may cause.
Join together with other lake-lovers this summer and support solutions for Lake...
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...
Online fundraising tech update: CanadaHelps is currently experiencing intermittent technical difficulties which are affecting the Bike to the Beach online campaign page. If you are interested in donating to Bike to the Beach and are unable to access the page, please instead use the primary Lake Winnipeg Foundation donation page, using the “Write a private message to us” comment field to let us know your donation is in support of Bike to the Beach. If you’d like to donate to a specific 2022 rider, please include their name, as well. We apologies for any inconvenience this external situation...
To assist citizens in advocating for renewed federal funding for Lake Winnipeg in Budget 2023, we have created a postcard that can be mailed – no postage required – to the federal minister of Environment and Climate Change. This post has been modified since it was first published in April to include new information.
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.
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.
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: