Canadian Teachers are Waiting to Educate Over 135,000 Canadian Students About Drinking Water Quality Issues and Solutions

Canadian teachers are currently waiting for the opportunity to educate over 135,000 Canadian students about drinking water quality issues and solutions. In order to be able to do this they will need over 4,000 sponsored Operation Water Drop, Operation Water Pollution and Operation Water Biology kits to be sent to their schools. Individuals and companies can sponsor kits for schools. If you/your company sponsors kits, you/your company will be acknowledged in the letter that accompanies the kit. You can even decide in which geographic area your kits will be dispersed or to which specific school(s). Please e-mail if you would like to sponsor Operation Water Drop, Operation Water Pollution and/or Operation Water Biology kits or if you would like more information.

Educational Kits for Schools

Many school divisions and districts from coast to coast are recommending the Safe Drinking Water Foundation's education programs to their teachers!  Thank you to all of the administrators who are promoting our programs!  To find out whether a sponsored kit is available for your school,  send an e-mail to or phone 306-934-0389.


Learn More About Our Two New Education Programs

Operation Water Biology
Operation Community Water Footprint

Need Sponsored Kits?
If you would like to use the Operation Water Drop, Operation Water Pollution and/or Operation Water Biology program in your classroom and need a sponsored kit please e-mail the following information to your school's name, complete mailing address, what type(s) of kits and how many of each type of kit you would like.  We will add your school to the growing waiting list. Also, be sure to sign up on the Imagineaction website (a program of the Canadian Teachers' Federation) in order to try to get sponsored kits through Imagineaction funding (

Template for Change (T4C)

T4C is a program that resulted from the Action Plans in the final lesson plan of Operation Water Drop. As students made their Community Action Plan as part of the closing to the school program, parents and community members became aware of the students' perspectives on drinking water and requested that the action plan become a blueprint for implementation and not end in the classroom. With this goal in mind T4C was developed, with financial support from Alberta Ecotrust.

At the same time as communities were requesting a need for guidance, the Yellow Quill people were greatly appreciative of the help they received from the SDWF and they wanted to "give back", or to help other communities. In spring of 2004, Saddle Lake Cree Nation in Alberta was also helped by scientists from the SDWF and they, too, wanted to help other communities with similar challenges.

SDWF developed Template for Change during fall 2004.

It is recommended that students organize local "Water Awareness" workshops, or information sessions, for anyone interested in attending from their own community and from neighbouring communities. T4C includes an introductory presentation from Dr. Hans, with recorded presentations on DVD from the people of Yellow Quill First Nation, Saddle Lake Cree Nation and Six Nations, as well as many other prominent speakers such as David Suzuki! T4C is a total of 12 DVDs with over 16 hours of recorded presentations that include all speaker presentations from the SDWF International Conference "The Future of Water Treatment".

How to Order

Template for Change is now free of charge to all schools and interested community groups! E-mail or call 1-306-934-0389 and we will provide you with a T4C DVD set.

This project has been made possible by the generous support of the following donors:

Thomas Sill Foundation


Arc Angelo Rea Family Foundation