Please note the following statement contains difficult content regarding residential schools in Canada. Indigenous survivors and their family in need of support can contact the Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line at any time 24/7:
Waterlution recognizes the trauma of our Indigenous friends and partners as unmarked graves of children continue to be uncovered at former Residential School sites across Turtle Island. As a settler organization, we are humbled by how much kindness, authenticity and humour has been shared with us by Indigenous Elders, community leaders, team members, educators and youth as they impart us with cultural teachings and water knowledge. Waterlution has made a donation to the residential school survivors society and we encourage many others to learn more and make a donation .
Waterlution is committed to diversity. Diverse water experiences, perspectives and knowledge are drivers of collaborative water innovation and solving complex problems. The inclusion of Indigenous water knowledge is a priority across our organization, along with serving women and LGBTQ2S+ people who are often underrepresented in the water sector.
Equity is important to us. Waterlution recognizes there are barriers for Indigneous people and other underrepresented groups. Waterlution designs all our projects and programs to remove barriers, and continually improves our offerings to best serve underrepresented groups.