We are looking for 100 young Canadians to influence water dialogue

Will you join us?

Featured Event

Mon Oct. 23 - Fri Oct. 27


Welcome Session

Tues Sept. 26


Special Training Opportunity

Sun Oct. 22

Selected applicants only

What to expect

As an emerging young water and climate leader, WIL Canada 2023 will give you:

Land Acknowledgement

WIL Canada 2023 takes place within the traditional territory and oral practices of the Blackfoot Confederacy: Siksika, Kainai, and Piikani. As well as the Stoney Nakoda and TsuuT'ina nations that make up Treaty 7. Indigenous youth of all Nations are highly encouraged to apply. Your voice and perspectives are essential.

20 Years of Waterlution

For Waterlution’s 20th Anniversary, in the place it all began, we are thrilled to announce WIL Canada 2023.

Join us for this exciting Water Innovation Lab, building on the last 20 years of Waterlution’s work building skills, approaches and convening important dialogue across inter-disciplinary water topics.

Do you want to collaborate with others to build solutions for a secure water future?

Applications open June 14-September 29, 2023 (rolling acceptances, get your application in early!)

The Focus

Focus on Integrated Water Resource Management through the lens of climate change

With an emphasis on the following aspects:
Food Security
Flooding, Drought & Wildfire
Energy Transition

I want to be part of positive change in the water and climate world

The Stats

Resource Guests
0 +
Virtual Session
Days Together

 in Exshaw, Alberta journeying between Calgary and the Rocky Mountains

Special Facilitator Training

for selected applicants (optional)

Who Should Apply?

We are looking for Facilitators, Participants and WIL Alumni to join WIL Canada 2023.

Participants and facilitators are expected to attend the entire event. You must be able to commit your time and resources to this event. In addition, you must be able to pay the fee and support your travel costs to Alberta. We have 3 Fee categories to offer accepted applicants depending on their life situation.
What they say

I had this large schism between my professional and personal relationship with water over the last few years. I was either approaching water treatment from a theoretical and laboratory perspective or enjoying my time at the beach or in lakes. This was the first meaningful experience where I felt like I could both enjoy and appreciate the water for its essence while also working towards providing solutions to water challenges.

- WIL Atlantic 2022 Participant
Ready to apply?

Do you want to build your professional skills, expand your network, and advance your career?

Applications open June 14-September 29, 2023

(rolling acceptances, get your application in early!)

Our Partners
Have Questions?

For more information, please contact:

Megan Cornall

WIL & Network Lead

Disa Crow Chief

Indigenous Youth Consultant