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Welcome to the Ontario Branch site!

The Ontario Branch of CWRA began operating informally in the early 1970s, conducting conferences and workshops and in 1991 the Ontario Branch was officially incorporated. The aims of the Ontario Branch mirror those of the Canadian Water Resources Association as a whole, while the Branch may focus on regional or local issues. The Ontario Branch membership consists of nearly 200 individuals, partnerships, and other legal entities.

Operations of the Branch are managed by a board composed of not less than ten directors, who are elected at the annual meeting by the members. All provincial directors are CWRA members. Each director is elected to hold office for a period of one year. The directors are responsible for the election/appointment of officers and committees.

If you’re interested in getting involved in Branch activities, we’d love to hear from you! You can get in touch with the Ontario Branch by emailing on@cwra.org.

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Ontario Branch Board of Directors, 2020-2021

Branch Executive

President: Isabelle Hemmings

Vice President: Rob Chlumsky

Secretary: Gillian Walker

Treasurer: Hida Manns

CWRA National Board Representatives

  • Isabelle Hemmings
  • Gillian Walker
  • Nancy Davy
  • Rob Chlumsky

Branch Directors

  • Ed Gazendam
  • Gail Faveri
  • Hida Manns
  • Gillian Walker
  • Hugh Whiteley
  • Isabelle Hemmings
  • Jeffrey Hirvonen
  • Kate Sapozhnikova
  • Mark Bassingthwaite
  • Meg Olson

  • Nancy Davy
  • Robert (Rob) Chlumsky
  • Sam Bellamy
  • Sheri Longboat
  • Stephen Braun
  • Steve Brown

Ontario Events

For a full listing of CWRA events across Canada, please visit our events page.

Upcoming Events

Archived Events

Branch Library

AGM Minutes

Please log in to the Members Page to view the archive of Ontario Branch AGM Minutes.

Sign Up for the Ontario Branch Newsletter

The Ontario Branch of CWRA offers a variety of opportunities for people to become engaged and involved in water resource management in Ontario. If you are curious about CWRA, subscribe to our newsletter  to hear about upcoming events that will give you a chance to meet other CWRA members and water professionals. You can see past mailings here.

Membership to the CWRA is not required to join our branch mailing list, but to receive the full benefit of CWRA offerings – including event discounts – we encourage everyone to join up.

If you want to get more involved, you can ask about volunteering at future events, including workshops, networking, SYP, mentoring, and virtual events. For more information please contact one of the Executive Committee members at on@cwra.org.

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