The Aboriginal Water and Wastewater Association of Ontario’s (AWWAO) goal is to attain assurance that First Nations water and wastewater treatment plant operators are confident, efficient and effective in managing the purification of the water and the treatment of wastewater in their community.

The vision of the AWWAO has been built upon fifteen years of increasing provincial and federal government recognition of the importance of training and certification of First Nations water and wastewater treatment plant operators thereby achieving the AWWAO goals and objectives. AWWAO is committed to continue preparing Ontario First Nations operators to be effective workers in a demanding workplace and to be productive community members.
AWWAO became a non profit incorporated entity on April 2011. This allowed AWWAO to enter into contribution agreements with federal and provincial governments as well as to solicit private sponsorships.

Click here to view the AWWAO Certification Week details happening at the end of November.


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AWWAO Certification Week
​ Three certification courses in one week![More]
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Thunder Bay Spring Conference
Although March 23 has been set as the date for the AWWAO spring conference, the actual dates for the conference have not yet been finalized. The conference, however, will be held in Thunder Bay in 2015.[More]