WaterCan is a registered charity that is dedicated to providing clean drinking water to the world's poorest people. Since its creation in 1987, WaterCan has assisted more than one million people in 32 developing countries. WaterCan currently supports projects in Africa .
In order to maximize health benefits, all WaterCan projects include three important and inter-related components - appropriate water systems, sanitation facilities, and hygiene education.
Working with local partners, WaterCan supports projects that:
WaterCan attaches great importance to public education efforts in Canada . These activities help to ensure that providing clean water and sanitation services to the world's poor is an important priority for Canadians and other members of the international community.
WaterCan's vital work is made possible by the generous support provided by individuals, schools, faith-based organizations, community groups, corporations and foundations. WaterCan also benefits from financial support provided by the Canadian International Development Agency.