The People's Water Campaign

We are excited to announce the beginning of the People’s Water Campaign "Ear to the Groundwater Walking Tour" beginning Monday June 7th

The People’s Water Campaign is bringing together folks working towards water protection in Ontario in a movement towards water justice.

Last year, The People's Water Campaign began our collective journey as we invited you to move towards water justice as individuals, organizations and a community of water protectors.

This year, we invite you to continue this journey as we zero in on Groundwater Protection.

Groundwater supplies us with life-sustaining nourishment. Nearly one third of Ontario is dependent on groundwater as their source of drinking water, yet threats to groundwater is the common thread amongst all the grassroots campaigns the Water Watchers supports. Communities across Ontario are fighting threats to groundwater including open pit gravel mining, extracting water for bottling, industrial development, and nuclear waste - threats posed by profiteers who are causing irreversible damage to lands and waters stolen from indigenous peoples as part of the ongoing colonial project of dispossession.

 "Ear to the Groundwater Walking Tour" 

The People's Water Campaign "Ear to the Groundwater Walking Tour" is one of the ways we are elevating the grassroots community groups who are fighting back against these threats. It is time to connect the dots and surface the attack on groundwater happening in Ontario in the name of private profit.

Led by Musician Shane Phillips, the "Water for Life, Not Wall Street" Walk is the first in a series of walking tours to take place this summer to gather information, elevate conversation on the issues, and connect the individual fights for groundwater protection happening across Ontario, leading up to the People's Water Convention on October 2nd, 2021. 

You can participate in the "Ear to the Groundwater Walking Tour" by attending the Live instagram events, Webinars, Letter Writing Workshop, taking digital actions, sponsoring the walk, and following along. As provincial health guidelines allow, we may also add options to join Shane on these walks.

Water for Life, Not Wall Street 

The first "Ear to the Groundwater Walking Tour" will begin Monday, June 7th as Shane and guests walk 89 kilometers through Wellington County, campaigning against BlueTriton’s application to renew Nestlé's permit to take water at the Hillsburgh and Aberfoyle wells.

You can view the schedule below: 

Take Action

You can take further action by supporting and engaging with this campaign. Click below for more information about live broadcasts, letter writing workshops, Water Webinars, Digital Actions, and more!


Spread the Word on Social Media 

Download or share the graphics below to encourage your friends to put their ears to the groundwater & take action! 


You can write your own caption or use the one below: 

I oppose the Triton Waters Canada Holdings Inc. application for a permit to take water for bottling in Wellington County.
I oppose this permit for the same reasons I opposed bottling by Nestlé Waters Canada. First, water is a public good and should be held in public stewardship, not be for sale as a commodity. Second, water is taken without the consent of First Nations and despite a cease-and-desist order issued two years ago (June 7, 2019) by the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Council, the traditional leadership of Six Nations on the Grand, Nestlé/BlueTriton continue to ignore Indigenous sovereignty.
The bottling plant in Aberfoyle will continue to package water in single use plastic bottles -- millions of them every day – half of which result in litter or end up in a landfill. Single use plastic has a heavy carbon footprint in its life-cycle from production to distribution, and breaks down into microplastics, a growing threat to wildlife and human health.

Please click the link below to make your submission and register your opposition to Triton Waters application for a permit to take water for bottling.
Water is for life, NOT Wall Street.


Learn More About the "Ear to the Groundwater Walking Tour"

On Wednesday June 9th we delivered Letters to MPP Ted Arnott and MP Michael Chong you can view the letters here and here