Encouraging sustainability, improving public health, and connecting local businesses with beachgoers, all on one platform!
Lake Ontario Waterkeeper was founded in 2001 in the wake of the Walkerton tragedy, which saw 2,500 residents of the small Ontario town fall ill, and seven eventually died after consuming E. coli contaminated drinking water. Established with the help of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and his Waterkeeper network, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper strives for:
“…a day when every person in our watershed can safely touch the water, when the water is pure enough to drink, and when the lake is clean and wild enough that you could toss in a line anywhere and pull out a fish.”
Key programs include the National Water Centre, the Waterkeeper Drink Guide, the Watermark Project, and the Toronto Recreational Water Users Group. Click here to learn more about Lake Ontario Waterkeeper.
Innoweave previously profiled Lake Ontario Waterkeeper as they embarked on their Social Enterprise coaching opportunity.
With the coaching now complete, Innoweave connected with the Waterkeeper team to ask: how have your plans for a social enterprise advanced?