The government has committed to end drinking water advisories that last more than one year by March 2021. There are over 270,000 thousand Indigenous people suffering from unfit drinking water and the reality is that this is unacceptable. If change is going to occur, then it needs to happen immediately - not five years from now. Access to clean drinking water for Indigenous communities should be a priority.
Birch Bark Coffee Company, through the sales of its coffee, plans to take immediate action to elevate the on-going “Boiled Water Advisories” in Ontario and help the other provinces across Canada. For every 40 bags of coffee sold, we will be able to equip one home with a water filtration unit for their home.
We have collaborated with Can-Am Wellness to purchase their certified Belkcraft Four-Stage and Six-Stage Water Filtration Systems, and plan to install them at no cost to Indigenous families and communities suffering from poor water conditions on every reserve in Ontario.