How to Reduce Poverty and Re-connect People to Nature

August 6th, 2018

“Access to food and water — once considered common goods and a basic human right — are increasingly treated as commodities, like precious metals or lumber. Instead of being necessities for life that are available to all, they are being kept from people who cannot afford them. The perils of this commodification are rife — [...]

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National Day of Action to Defend Water

March 19th, 2018

Gathering at MP Lloyd Longfield’s office, 40 Cork St East, Guelph https://act.leadnow.ca/defendthewater/guelph-ontario3/ On March 23rd, people across the country will take to the streets for a National Day of Action to Defend the Water. We’ll gather outside our MP’s offices, and then go inside to deliver samples of water collected from the coastline in BC [...]

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World Water Day Movie Night – March 22

March 19th, 2018

Come for the free popcorn, stay for the riveting short films and engaging discussion. This movie night event is free. We are screening two fantastic films on the current water crisis: “Water Warriors” and “A Tale of Two Cities”. Free refreshments of lemonade, ice tea, water, and delicious popcorn! Please bring your water bottles. There will [...]

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Great Lakes Groups Band Together

October 12th, 2017

This past weekend the Water is Life: Strengthening our Great Lakes Commons gathered to discuss and challenge Nestlé and water crises in Flint and beyond. Maude Barlow gave an important keynote speech on Friday night on water justice struggles around the world and her work with other water warriors to have the UN recognize the human [...]

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“Water IS Life” Talk – Oct. 18th, ICC Guelph

September 28th, 2017

Join us for an illuminating discussion on international trade agreements and their threat to water as a public commons. Everyone on the planet will be affected by decisions made in trade talks around water as a commodity. This is a free event with donations very welcome. Facebook event link

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CoC Guelph AGM – Sept. 26

September 20th, 2017

Please join us for our annual general meeting, an evening of informative entertainment. We will begin with the business of the Guelph Chapter of the Council of Canadians — a brief recap of our past year’s activities, the treasurer’s report, and the voting in of our board members — and then move on to our [...]

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The NAFTA Fight

August 31st, 2017

Watch the video on the Council of Canadians’ national website. https://canadians.org/nafta-energy Read more and sign the petition to stop this disastrous trade agreement.

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Toxic Tour Update: Postponed Until Autumn

August 11th, 2017

Get on the FREE bus from Guelph and KW to the Water Gathering & Toxic Tour at Aamjiwnaang First Nation’s Maawn Doosh Gumig (Place of Gathering). This event is a free educational and social gathering for the water. Focusing on our relationship with the water. The event offers free camping, free vegan, vegetarian, and traditional [...]

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World Water Event – March 22nd

March 22nd, 2017

World Water Day PosterMar 22 17 pdf12 When:    4:00 pm today Where:  Marianne’s Park, 1765 Gordon St., Guelph, ON SE foot of the Gordon Street Bridge

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Rally to Protect Water – Latest Update

November 7th, 2016

Special Meeting Update: Thus far, the Council and audience have heard from several delegates, one of who was pro Nestlé taking water with the rest speaking against or representing government bodies which are required to remain balanced. Stay tuned, Folks.

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