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2023

The LWF staff team is committed to sharing what we learn though professional development opportunities, in alignment with our values of continuous learning and accountability, and to advance our strategic goal of educating LWF staff, board, members and partners on treaty rights and responsibilities, anti-racism, environmental justice and the impacts of colonialism.

Claire, LWF’s Program Coordinator, attended the Black Leadership in Social Impact Summit in September 2023. She shares her learnings and reflections below.

The Black Leadership in Social Impact Summit was a two-day virtual...

We want to meet you! To support the exciting objectives of our new strategic plan, we're creating a brand-new position, and we're on the lookout for an exceptional Community Engagement Coordinator who's passionate about building community connections.

The Opportunity:

Our ideal candidate is a true "people person" who thrives on connecting with diverse communities and building new relationships, is a team player and enthusiastic collaborator, and a life-long learner. We're designating this role specifically for BIPOC candidates, and we ask all applicants to self-declare in their cover letters...

The protection of Lake Winnipeg has been identified as a key commitment of Manitoba's new government in the October 2023 mandate letters issued by Premier Wab Kinew.

Mandate letters outline the premier’s expectations for each cabinet minister, including government priorities they are to focus on and specific objectives they are to accomplish.

Environment and Climate Change Minister Tracy Schmidt has been directed to “Work with experts and scientists to protect Lake Winnipeg and safeguard the health of all our waterways.”

Minister Lisa Naylor, who leads the departments of Transportation and...

LWF is embarking on an exciting journey as we launch our new strategic plan, and we want you to be a part of it! We're creating a brand-new senior management position, and we're on the lookout for an exceptional Director of Member Engagement who's a team builder and a community connector.

The Opportunity:

Our ideal candidate is a true "people person" who thrives on connecting with new communities, is a strategic thinker, and possesses strong leadership qualities for team-building and member engagement.

In this exciting new role, the Director of Member Engagement will spearhead the development...

Are you passionate about freshwater stewardship and community-based solutions? We’re seeking an enthusiastic, organized, team player to be our Community-Based Monitoring Co-op Student!

Based out of Winnipeg with travel throughout southern Manitoba, this full-time term position is 40 hours per week, $18.40/hour, from Jan. 8 – Apr. 26, 2024.

If you’re detail-oriented, excited about environmental sustainability and looking for hands-on experience in water monitoring, apply to join our team and help us restore and protect the health of our great lake! 

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Program...

In the leadup to Manitoba’s Oct. 3 election, we asked all six provincial parties to commit to achieving phosphorus compliance at Winnipeg’s largest sewage treatment plant, the North End Water Pollution Control Centre (NEWPCC).

Only the New Democratic Party of Manitoba (NDP) responded to us. This is the statement we received.

It’s disappointing that no party chose to commit directly to the specific actions required to achieve phosphorus compliance at Winnipeg’s north end plant. So many Manitobans care deeply about the health of Lake Winnipeg, and have called upon successive provincial...

For years, successive provincial governments have ignored the phosphorus pollution released by Winnipeg’s North End Water Pollution Control Centre (NEWPCC). This provincial election, join us in calling for phosphorus compliance at Winnipeg’s largest sewage treatment plant.

Excess phosphorus is the cause of harmful algal blooms on Lake Winnipeg – and NEWPCC is the single largest point source of phosphorus flowing into the lake. In 2005, the province set a phosphorus limit of 1.0 mg/L in NEWPCC’s operating licence. Almost 20 years later, NEWPCC remains non-compliant with this limit – and two...

Join us in Victoria Beach on Thursday, July 27, to learn how the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network is pointing the way towards solutions for Lake Winnipeg.

Presented by the Victoria Beach & District Walk for Water Committee, this evening event will feature a presentation by LWF Executive Director Alexis Kanu followed by a Q&A. Plus, make sure to stop by our outreach table to pick up information you can use to advocate for the lake!

When: Thursday, July 27, 2023, at 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Where: East Beaches Social Scene, 3 Ateah Rd in Victoria Beach. Note: this...

Join us in Ponemah on Saturday, July 29, to learn about current advocacy campaigns to protect Lake Winnipeg – and how you can get involved!

This event will feature a presentation by LWF Executive Director Alexis Kanu on evidence-based phosphorus reduction, followed by a Q&A. Plus, make sure to stop by our outreach table to pick up information and other materials you can use to speak up for the lake!

Where: Ponemah Beach Central Art Centre, 27 Central Ave, Dunnottar
When: Saturday, July 29, 10 a.m.

Open to all and free to attend with refreshments provided.

Thank you to Age Friendly...

This spring’s Budget 2023 commitment of $650 million over 10 years for a national Freshwater Action Plan is significant – but it’s just the beginning of a sustained effort to protect Lake Winnipeg.

Last year, LWF members successfully called for renewed federal funding. The March 2023 budget announcement shows that our collective advocacy is making a difference. Thank you to everyone whose efforts made this success possible!

Now, we’re thanking Canada’s Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault for this new funding commitment. We’re also reminding him of the importance of...

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