2017 Annual Report Released
July 2017 — Kinson Leung reports a very meaningful, fruitful and holistic year of ministry at WAC. Highlights:
- close to 50 water projects, each one impacting an average of 250 people
- 36 biosand filters built in Guatemala by our in-country partner Mission Impact (MI)
- 26 well repairs/rehabilitations completed by our in-country partner Puentes de Esperanza (Bridges of Hope) in Nicaragua
- another house build and 10 bed builds by our Richview team
- 550 hygiene kits made and delivered to hospitals and communities
- 1600 bowls of soup donated by Christian Gleaners
- teaching of hygiene classes and crafts and activities for women and children
- the sharing of the gospel message
- exploration of new opportunities for partnership in the Dominican Republic, Belize and Kenya
- working with our partners at WaterStep in Louisville KY to provide precious chlorination units to Colombia after the devastating landslide
Two billion people drinking contaminated water: WHO
(excerpt from a CTV news story)
April 2017 — "Dramatic improvements are needed in ensuring access to clean water and sanitation worldwide, the World Health Organization said Thursday, warning that nearly two billion people currently use faecal-contaminated water.
Hundreds of thousands of people die each year because they are forced to drink contaminated water, the WHO said, urging large investments to help provide universal access to safe drinking water.
"Today, almost two billion people use a source of drinking-water contaminated with faeces, putting them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio," Maria Neira, who heads WHO's public health department, said in a statement.
2016 Annual Report Released
July 2016 — "As we come to the end of another fiscal year at Water Ambassadors Canada (WAC), we cannot help but feel blessed and encouraged by all our supporters and donors over the past year! Through your generous giving, words of encouragement and personal sacrifices of time and energy to volunteer for our trips, we were able to continue our ministry of providing safe drinking water for those without in some of the most remote areas of Central and South America. As a recap, WAC drills and restores water wells, installs chlorination and filtration systems and teaches health and hygiene."
Kinson Leung, Executive Director
Students Bring Clean Water to Nicaragua
March 2016 — A group of high school students from Haliburton, Ontario (along with a few adults), went on a well repair trip to Nicaragua in February, 2016. In spite of the language difference, many of them bonded with the local children. Thanks to the efforts of this team, 1,500 people now have access to clean water. And many of these young people want to go on another trip.
Photos by Brenda McKee
Safe Water for Nepal
September 2015 — This summer, Water Ambassadors assisted WaterStep with their work in Nepal by raising funds for ten chlorination units. WaterStep sent a team to Nepal to install the chlorination units and meet the immediate needs of the people affected by the earthquake. They also trained over 200 people from local non-governmental organizations who travelled from all around Nepal (some walking for days over tough terrain) to learn about water treatment and health education. We helped save lives with safe water!
Thank you to all who contributed. Please visit the WaterStep website for more photos.
2015 Annual Report Released
July 2015 — "I am always amazed how quickly time travels. Here we are at the end of another fiscal year.
We are well into the 2000's and '2015' just rolls off of your tongue.
I am very proud and pleased with the events over the last year.
Our volunteer water teams have travelled throughout Central America. The highlight was the
completion of over 100 water projects in 1 year. Since each project serves 300-500 people this
Barry Hart, Chairman
New Executive Director
July 20, 2015 — Water Ambassadors Canada has been providing clean drinking water for 13 years. Over that time we have grown from a few drill teams per year to up to 20 teams drilling and repairing wells, installing filtration and chlorination systems and teaching hygiene. Back in 2008, we hired Jennifer Hill as our dedicated Administrator. Last year, Brenda McKee joined us as our Team Coordinator. We are now undergoing another new and exciting change.
The Board of Directors of Water Ambassadors Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kinson Leung as our new Executive Director. He will commence duties in September 2015. Kinson and his wife Bethany, and sons Chris and Nick, are long-time supporters and volunteers with Water Ambassadors Canada. Before joining Water Ambassadors, Kinson was the English pastor at Toronto Christian Community Church in Markham ON, near Toronto.
Haiti – 5 years ago a catastrophic earthquake…
Water Ambassadors Canada was humbled when we were asked to be part of the immediate response relief effort. We were pleased to work with WaterStep (Edge) to be part of the solution by bringing clean drinking water to the survivors. We have sent several teams since to continue delivering clean water solutions.