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.

AWWAO offered the Mandatory Certification Renewal Course: Diligence in Drinking Water Operations, the Wastewater Maintenancefest, and the AWWAO Water Games. There were also be Regulation Updates and the Water Challenge Cup.Wednesday evening featured the AWWAO banquet with the Centerline Band on stage.

Click on the PDF files below to view the AWWAO 20th Annual General Meeting and Training Conference, the Health Canada presentation, and the Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act..

Congratulations to Delbert Copenace from Shoal Lake #39 First Nation as the AWWAO grand prize winner.

Click here to view the AWWAO Certification Week details that happened at the end of November, 2014.