WHO WE ARE

VISION: A WORLD WHERE PEOPLE LIVE IN HARMONY WITH NATURE

We are a hub for ecological innovation and leadership development. Inspired by water, we engage with young people through science, technology, and the arts.

Our flagship ClearWater Farm, launched in 2016 on Lake Simcoe, is a ‘living lab’ where:

  • Kids in their wonder years are learning from the natural world
  • Young agri-preneurs are advancing regenerative water-wise farming techniques
  • All visitors are experiencing and enjoying the connections between good food, good health, an engaged community and a healthy planet.

We extend our vision and impact for kids 6 to 10 and families across Canada and beyond through ClearWater Kids online activities featuring Potato the Chicken, the eco superhero.

OUR FLAGSHIP INITIATIVE

CLEARWATER FARM

ClearWater Farm is a historic farmstead on Lake Simcoe being reimagined as an operating eco-farm, training centre, and place for events that connects people with nature and fosters understanding about the role of water in sustainable food production, economic growth, and healthy communities.

OUR OUTREACH

CLEARWATER KIDS

To meet today’s kids where they “live,” we introduce them to the wonders of the natural world on their screened devices, encouraging them to get outside and explore, and helping make them take action for a more sustainable future. The interactive hub for hands-on fun is ClearWaterKids.org, inspired by and themed around ClearWater Farm. Clearwater Kids Challenge and Try This! videos, and curriculum-linked learning downloads for teachers and parents to complete the circle of eco-learning.

CONTACT US

The Ontario Water Centre is an educational not-for-profit with charitable status (CRA #842146284RR0001). For more information contact: Colin Dobell | Executive Director | [email protected]

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Annabel Slaight, C.M., O.Ont

Founding Chair

Tracy Smith

Vice Chair

Robert O. Matthews

Secretary

John Brace

Treasurer

Gwen Boniface

Director

William C. Galloway

Director

Lynn Haight

Director

Larry Hope

Director

Surbhi Jain

Director

Colin Dobell

Executive Director
(non-voting member)

Mailing Address:

Ontario Water Centre
12-16715 Yonge St Unit 175
Newmarket, ON L3X 1 X4

ClearWater Farm is located on the shores of Lake Simcoe in Georgina, ON.

1614 Metro Road N.
Willow Beach, ON L0E 1S0
(705) 242-9300