What We're Doing

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Taking Action

On June 28, 2021, Sault Ste. Marie City Council approved the formation of a Task Force to explore this potential opportunity. The Task Force has developed a pitch to bring the Canada Water Agency to our community, which incorporates community feedback that has been published in our local What We Heard report.

We wanted to understand your perspectives regarding having the Canada Water Agency in Sault Ste. Marie, as well as your priorities and values for ensuring a water secure District of Algoma. Your input helped guide the City of Sault Ste. Marie’s proposal to the Federal Government.

If you didn’t have a chance to join a community discussion, you can submit your feedback or questions to cwaproject@cityssm.on.ca.

Task Force

Matthew Shoemaker

Mayor Sault Ste. Marie

Corey Gardi

City Councillor

Tom Vair

Deputy CAO

Rick Van Staveren

Director Economic Development

Travis Anderson

Director Tourism & Community Development

Joe Turpin

Manager Business Attraction

Emily Cormier

Sustainability Coordinator

Dr. Elaine Ho-Tassone

Director of Operations, NORDIK Institute

Dr. Paula Antunes

Freshwater Researcher and Consultant

Ryan Namespetra

Natural Environment Coordinator, Sault College