The One Drop Foundation (“One Drop”) was created by Guy Laliberté with the vision of a better world, where sustainable access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene would be available to all, including communities facing extreme barriers. One Drop’s work has since expanded beyond this focused initial plan. Through innovative partnerships, creativity, and the power of art, the Foundation has broadened its approach to incorporate factors such as health, education, food security, and ultimately contribute to climate action.
Aware that many Indigenous communities in Canada continue to be disproportionately affected by water-related issues, in 2023, One Drop, in collaboration with the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources and other partners, including Power Corporation, have established The Indigenous Water Allyship. This initiative, co-designed and implemented with, by and for First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities in Canada, aims at improving living conditions and health through clean water strategies and artistic creativity.
The program will focus on an increased knowledge and an equitable access to safe water, promoting the capacity and leadership of Indigenous youth to influence water and climate issues, and enhancing Indigenous and intergenerational cultural wisdom on water-related issues.
duration of the partnership for The Indigenous Water Allyship
Indigenous Youth, Art and Water Initiative
Increased knowledge and equitable access to safe water in First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities in Canada