Lake Ontario Waterkeeper

address: 600 Bay St., Suite 410 (map)
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Phone: 416-861-1237

Lake Ontario Waterkeeper is founded on the belief that it is possible to achieve a swimmable, drinkable, fishable world – all we need is commitment to clean water and the right mix of sound environmental policy, transparent and informed decision-making, public education, and community-building programs.

Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, a registered Canadian charity, helps to create a swimmable, drinkable, fishable future by connecting and empowering people in order to stop pollution, protect human health, and restore habitat.

Our programs bring together law, science, culture, and digital media. Which includes:

  • Waterkeeper Swim Guide, an app and website that helps people find beaches and check water quality status. This is the only service of its kind in the world. In its first year, Swim Guide has attracted nearly 100,000 users.



As you know, beaches are the most accessible way for people in the city to access Lake Ontario. They are the places we escape from the heat of summer, meet up with friends, and create special summertime memories with our families. By volunteering with us, you are helping to restore, protect, and celebrate these natural urban spaces.

Do you want to be a Beach Ambassador? You might love this opportunity if...

-You like being outside & by the water in the summer

-You feel comfortable striking up a conversation with new people

-You love Toronto’s beaches (or you want to learn more about Toronto’s beaches)


Volunteers are needed Saturday and Sunday from 10 - 2 pm between Canada Day and Labor Day Weekend. We encourage you to join us for two days, if possible, so you can experience different beaches and so you can make good use of the free T-shirt that we give to all Beach Ambassadors.

Want more info? Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for available beach days or other volunteer opportunities.

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