Education

When it comes to water education, we take a leadership role in teaching today’s students – from elementary school to doctoral candidates – to appreciate and conserve water. We host school groups at our Puslinch, Ontario and Hope, British Columbia factories throughout the year, and we also partner with educational institutions and organizations who do great work in their communities to protect and preserve our natural resources.

Hear from some of our partners

 

University of Guelph

Nestlé Waters Canada has a long history of working with the University of Guelph. After several years of funding, we donated $460,000 in 2016 to the G360 Groundwater Research program, which in 2019 led to an $11 million grant in federal funding. In addition to financial support, we also work closely with the university on local projects. In 2018, a partnership between Nestlé Waters Canada, the University of Guelph, and the Township of Puslinch was formed to drill monitoring wells for the Township of Puslinch. It is a great example of industry, the university, and municipalities working together to protect and understand groundwater resources.

“The ultimate goal is improved groundwater resource utilization policies and public awareness of the importance of sustainable water strategies and we are excited to be able count on Nestlé Waters’ support.” – Dr. Beth Parker, Director, G360 Institute for Groundwater Research

 

Hope Mountain Centre

Over the past 10 years, Nestlé Waters’ and now BlueTriton sponsorship totaling $175,165 has helped fund several programs at the Hope Mountain Centre. These educational programs about our Wetlands and Watersheds are jointly developed by Fraser Cascade School District and the Centre, combining both classroom and field trip experiential learning. Fun, hands-on activities, led by Outdoor Education experts, give young students the opportunity to learn while in nature, gaining a better understanding of their local ecosystems. – Michele Drummond, Board Chair, Hope Mountain Centre