Canada Water Week
Canada Water Week, held March 18-24, 2013, and World Water Day on March 22, provide Canadians with opportunities to learn more about how they should use this vital resource.
During Canada Water Week, Canadians are encouraged to consider their own “water footprint” and participate in community events that draw attention to local water issues and celebrate the freshwater connection we all share.
A “water footprint” is the amount of fresh water used directly and indirectly in one’s daily activities - water used for drinking, cooking and washing, as well as the water used to produce food, paper and other materials.
Water Week events
From concerts and festivals to educational activites and water conservation initiatives, activities and events will be held across Canada to celebrate water week.
Hosting your own event? The event toolkit can help get you started.
Promote your event
Spread the word by using official Canada Water Week promotional tools
- Register your event by adding it to the Canada Water Week event calendar
- Promote your event using a branded poster, declaration, button or banner
- Use the official Canada Water Week logo
Water Stewardship Award
The Council of the Federation (COF) has established an annual Water Stewardship Award to recognize and honour businesses, institutions, organizations and community groups that successfully demonstrate the Water Charter principles; excellence, leadership, and innovation in water stewardship.
One successful recipient from every province and territory will receive a $1000 grant, a certificate signed by the Premier, and a distinctive trophy.
Award recipients will be announced on World Water Day, March 22.
Canada Water Week
A week-long celebration of water from coast-to-coast-to-coast to elevate the profile and understanding of water through a series of public events and activities.
Events and activities are being held in all provinces and territories under the theme of “I love my waterbody”.
World Water Day 2012
International World Water Day is held annually on March 22 as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
Canada’s Water Charter
Premiers approved the Council of the Federation Water Charter at their annual summer meeting in August 2010. The Council of the Federation was created in December 2003 to promote interprovincial territorial cooperation.