Events
Digital Marketing Q&A @ UofT
Dec
13
6:00 pm18:00

Digital Marketing Q&A @ UofT

  • Woodsworth College Room

Waterkeeper’s Vice President, Krystyn Tully will be one of the panelists for the Foundations of Digital Marketing course offered at the UofT. The panel will discuss their experiences and various approaches to digital media and the art of blogging.

2017 Toronto International Boat Show
Jan
20
Jan 29

2017 Toronto International Boat Show

  • Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, Salon 107

Boaters – like swimmers, surfers, divers, and the like – are ambassadors for clean and healthy water. And for the full 10 days, Waterkeeper will be in attendance collecting Watermarks from as many boaters as we can meet! So if you're a boater and you want to help protect the waters you navigate, tell us your water story!


Black Friday with Patagonia
Nov
25
11:30 am11:30

Black Friday with Patagonia

  • Patagonia Toronto

To counter the Black Friday consumer-craze, Patagonia is donating 100% of sales from the day to grassroots environmental organizations working to create positive change for the planet in their own backyards. As a fellow 1% For The Planet member, Waterkeeper is very happy to be one of the organizations tabling!

Toronto Harbour Report Launch
Nov
23
5:30 pm17:30

Toronto Harbour Report Launch

  • Waterkeeper's Office

After sampling the water quality from Toronto's Harbour all summer, we've compiled all of our findings into the first-ever Toronto Harbour Report and we want to share it with anyone and everyone who wants the information. So, we’re throwing a party at our office! Waterkeeper's VP Krystyn Tully will present the report and there will be plenty of time for questions. So join us!

History of Hacking - Watermark Presentation
Nov
15
10:00 am10:00

History of Hacking - Watermark Presentation

  • University of Toronto, Sidney Smith Hall

The University of Toronto's Professor Matt Price is integrating the Watermark Project into his "History of Hacking" class so his students can get a glimpse into the history of water and waterways in the Toronto area. Waterkeeper's Vice President, Krystyn Tully is thrilled to be a guest speaker for the class and introduce the Watermark Project to the students!

Presenting to the Standing Committee of Fisheries and Oceans
Nov
14
3:30 pm15:30

Presenting to the Standing Committee of Fisheries and Oceans

  • Parliament of Canada, Meeting 33, Room C-110

Prior to the rollbacks to Canada's environmental laws, the Fisheries Act was one of the strongest legal tools for water protection and pivotal to Waterkeeper's work in protecting fish and fish habitat. Waterkeeper's President and Vice President, Mark Mattson and Krystyn Tully, are delighted to be invited to present to the Standing Committee as they review the scope of the Act's application.

Waterkeeper presenting at Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI) public hearing
Nov
10
8:30 am08:30

Waterkeeper presenting at Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI) public hearing

  • Town Park Recreation Centre Gymnasium

As a leading expert on water quality monitoring and public water quality reporting, Waterkeeper seeks to provide distinctive and relevant information concerning excavation, dredging, and remediation activities conducted as part of the PHAI, as well as the adequacy of wastewater treatment and solid waste containment at the PHAI’s long-term waste facilities. Representing Waterkeeper, Pippa Feinstein and Wilf Ruland.

The Great Lakes: The First Nations, Métis Nation and Tribal Perspective
Nov
9
7:00 pm19:00

The Great Lakes: The First Nations, Métis Nation and Tribal Perspective

  • Fort William Historical Park

The IJC’s Great Lakes Water Quality Board will host a panel discussion with local and regional experts to discuss their unique perspectives of the Great Lakes, long-term challenges, and their impacts on indigenous people. The public is invited to attend this free event and participate in the conversation. The session will be moderated by Water Quality Board member Mark Mattson, President of Lake Ontario Waterkeeper.

Waterkeeper presenting at Cameco relicensing public hearing
Nov
9
8:30 am08:30

Waterkeeper presenting at Cameco relicensing public hearing

  • Town Park Recreation Centre Gymnasium

Waterkeeper has contributed our unique knowledge of the impacts of the facility on local surface and groundwater to past decision-making processes for this facility. We seek to build on this past work in order to meaningfully contribute to this upcoming hearing process. Representing Waterkeeper, Pippa Feinstein and Wilf Ruland, will make oral presentations to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.

The Cove Beach Clean Up #16
Oct
23
9:00 am09:00

The Cove Beach Clean Up #16

  • Scarborough Bluffs

Join Surf the Greats and Surf Dreams Canada Online Surf Shop for the 16th The Cove Beach Clean-Up. After enjoying the Bluffs over the warm months, they're switching gears into the surf season and giving back to the shoreline. Surf the Greats will also be collecting Watermarks for the Watermark Project! So come prepared with your water stories and help protect a waterbody you love!

Water Literacy Tour 2016
Oct
17
Nov 30

Water Literacy Tour 2016

  • Campuses across Canada

One of the most common questions Waterkeeper receives today is, "What can I do to ensure Canadian waters are swimmable, drinkable, and fishable?" This Fall, Waterkeeper Mark Mattson is going on a campus tour, guest lecturing at universities and colleges across Canada! As one of Canada's most prominent environmental lawyers, Mark will help the leaders of tomorrow become more water-literate

The Power of Storytelling in Marketing with Terry O'Reilly
Oct
15
7:00 pm19:00

The Power of Storytelling in Marketing with Terry O'Reilly

  • Simcoe Street Theatre

Join the CBC Radio Host of "Under the Influence," marketing guru, and long-time Waterkeeper friend and supporter, Terry O'Reilly for a few lessons on storytelling in marketing. Waterkeeper is honoured to attend this great event and collect Watermarks for the Watermark Project! 

2016 Waterkeeper Gala Vancouver
Oct
13
6:00 pm18:00

2016 Waterkeeper Gala Vancouver

Canadian artists, philanthropists and leaders will gather on October 13 for the 2nd annual Waterkeeper Gala Vancouver. The evening will showcase and celebrate the second wave of Swim Drink Fish Ambassadors – individuals demonstrating leadership in sustainability, innovation, and community-building. 100% funds raised support swimmable, drinkable, fishable water.

TELUS Talks: Our planet, our future
Oct
12
4:00 pm16:00

TELUS Talks: Our planet, our future

  • TELUS Garden Hosting Centre, Floor 24

Communications technology is helping define Canadians' relationship with nature. Waterkeeper joins TELUS for a TED-style session featuring thought-provoking presentations by leaders from the world of science, communications, nonprofit, and the arts – including Swim Drink Fish Ambassadors Jennifer Baichwal and Joseph Boyden, and Waterkeeper Mark Mattson!

IJC Forum Public Sessions: What is a healthy Lake Ontario for you?
Oct
5
4:30 pm16:30

IJC Forum Public Sessions: What is a healthy Lake Ontario for you?

  • Allstream Centre & Toronto City Hall

On Wednesday, October 5, in the midst of the Great Lakes Public Forum, the IJC invites – you – the public, to share your views on what you believe is a healthy Lake Ontario. Waterkeeper's President Mark Mattson is honoured to speak at both of the IJC's public meetings.

 16th Annual Great Lakes Beach Association Conference
Oct
4
Oct 7

16th Annual Great Lakes Beach Association Conference

  • Marquette Regional History Center

The Great Lakes Beach Association Conference is widely considered to be a premier event by all Great Lakes business and government stakeholders. Waterkeeper's Swim Guide Program Manager, Gabrielle Parent-Doliner is very proud to be part of the Conference's poster reception, highlighting key points from Swim Guide's highly anticipated beach report.

Great Lakes Public Forum
Oct
4
Oct 6

Great Lakes Public Forum

  • Allstream Centre

The Great Lakes Public Forum 2016 is an opportunity for Canada, the U.S., and the International Joint Commission to discuss the state of the lakes and binational priorities for science and action. The Forum takes place once every three years and allows for significant public input. It's an honour to have the Watermark Project as a focus for the event this year and have Waterkeeper Mark Mattson as a featured speaker!

8th Annual Watershed Stewards Appreciation Day
Oct
2
11:00 am11:00

8th Annual Watershed Stewards Appreciation Day

  • Kelso Conservation Area

Watershed Stewards Appreciation Day is an annual event held by Conservation Halton and Hamilton Conservation Authority’s stewardship programs. Waterkeeper's Communications Coordinator and Designer, Ruby Pajares is honoured to present the Watermark Project, inviting all attendees to add their water stories to the archive.

The Watershed @ Tarragon Theatre
Oct
1
12:00 pm12:00

The Watershed @ Tarragon Theatre

The Watershed offers audiences with an immersive and unique way to learn about watersheds and environmental issues in Canada. It's with great pleasure to have Waterkeeper's VP, Krystyn Tully speak to these issues alongside the October 1st matinee!

Living Waters Rally 2016
Sep
27
Sep 30

Living Waters Rally 2016

  • Simon Fraser University - Harbour Centre

Every two years, freshwater stewards from across the country come together for the Living Waters Rally to celebrate, promote, connect and strengthen work towards freshwater health across Canada. The third biennial gathering is taking place on the West Coast for the first time! There are a lot of great guest speakers this year including Waterkeeper's VP Krystyn Tully! 

Living at the Water's Edge in Toronto
Sep
27
10:00 am10:00

Living at the Water's Edge in Toronto

  • Claude Bissell Building, University of Toronto

Waterkeeper is very proud to have the Watermark Project integrated once again into Dr. McElhinny's university curriculum! Waterkeeper and President, Mark Mattson will introduce the Watermark Project to Dr. McElhinny's and explain why it's crucial to the future of Canada's swimmable drinkable fishable water.

Toronto City Surfer
Sep
15
7:00 pm19:00

Toronto City Surfer

  • Patagonia Toronto

Surf the Greats and Patagonia Toronto are inviting you to celebrate the thriving community of surfers in Toronto. Waterkeeper's Water Literary Coordinator, Claire Lawson will speak on some of the issues compromising the water quality of Toronto's waters and what you can do to preserve our natural resources for future generations.

Swim Guide @ Remote Sensing & Water Pollution Workshop
Sep
14
Sep 16

Swim Guide @ Remote Sensing & Water Pollution Workshop

  • Wingspread

This 3-day workshop hosted by the Meridian Institute is for researchers, technology companies, government agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and funders who will collaborate to advance the use of remote sensing to address pollution in U.S. inland surface waters. It is with great pleasure to have Waterkeeper's VP Krystyn Tully present Swim Guide on September 15 as part of the "Existing Projects and Products" presentation.

RBC Underwater Cleanup
Sep
10
10:00 am10:00

RBC Underwater Cleanup

  • Humber Bay Park West

Inspired to give back to one of their go-to diving locations, Humber Bay Park West, scuba divers Anne and Alison reached out to Waterkeeper with the idea of doing an underwater cleanup. How could we possibly say no? On September 10, RBC Blue Water Project and Waterkeeper are very excited to take on this pilot underwater cleanup with members from the Etobicoke Underwater Club.

Canadian Masters Open Water Swimming Championships @ Ontario Place
Sep
10
8:00 am08:00

Canadian Masters Open Water Swimming Championships @ Ontario Place

  • Ontario Place

With the growth of open water swimming in Canada, Canaqua Sports' organizer felt it was the perfect time to add one of Toronto's iconic waterfront locations to the open water swimming map. Lake Ontario Waterkeeper is proud to be at this fantastic event and say a few words before you dive in for your race. Look for our booth too and share your Watermark!

The Lake Ontario Crossing
Sep
10
Sep 11

The Lake Ontario Crossing

  • Queen's Royal Park

The Lake Ontario Crossing is Canada’s first and only open-water distance race for SUP and prone paddlers. The 32 mile, point-to-point course matches the standard established by the Molokai-to-Oahu crossing in Hawaii and the Catalina Classic in California.

Volunteer for Waterkeeper's Investigation Team and help collect water samples!
Sep
6
Sep 27

Volunteer for Waterkeeper's Investigation Team and help collect water samples!

  • Purina Pawsway

Join Lake Ontario Waterkeeper's Investigate Team! Every Tuesday in September, Waterkeeper will conduct a volunteer-led water sampling excursion. The results of the sampling will go towards Waterkeeper's ongoing investigation into the health of Toronto's recreational waters, specifically within Toronto's inner harbour. 

2016 Climate Summit of the Americas
Aug
31
Sep 1

2016 Climate Summit of the Americas

  • Guadalajara, Mexico

The 2016 Climate Change Summit of the Americas aims to follow up on the new challenges presented in the newly implemented 2030 development agenda and the Paris Agreements. It is an honour to have Waterkeeper's Mark Mattson has been invited to speak alongside, his friend and the President of Waterkeeper Alliance, Robert Kennedy Jr.

4th Annual Toronto Island Lake Swim
Aug
28
11:05 am11:05

4th Annual Toronto Island Lake Swim

  • Center Island Pier Toronto

The Toronto Island Lake Swim is an annual favourite for open water swimmers around the lake. The event offers a 750m, a 1.5km, and a 3.8km swim. If you aren’t swimming come down to the beach to cheer on hundreds of athletes and enjoy the fun and festive beach atmosphere. Waterkeeper is the proud charity partner of this fantastic event raising awareness for water quality and Toronto's beaches.

Outward Bound Canada’s Toronto Urban Expedition
Aug
11
1:30 pm13:30

Outward Bound Canada’s Toronto Urban Expedition

  • Harbourfront Canoe and Kayak Centre

Recently, Outward Bound Canada saw Waterkeeper's effort to monitor Toronto's inner harbour on social media. Since their Toronto Urban Expedition explored part of the harbour, it made sense to get Waterkeeper involved! Before launching for their adventure, Waterkeeper's Vice President Krystyn Tully will give the young group of explorers an overview of Toronto's water quality. Krystyn will also speak to how the connections between humans, wildlife, and political decision-making all intertwine and appear in the water.

Landscape Architecture: Edge Talk
Aug
10
8:00 am08:00

Landscape Architecture: Edge Talk

  • Teleconference

Focusing on landscapes and waterways that have shared borders, the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects selected a small group of forward-thinking landscape architects, designers, and creative folks to have a private recorded teleconference discussion – including our Waterkeeper's Vice President, Krystyn Tully!