The Centre exists for the purpose of educating and supporting our clients as they address their water system risks in order to safeguard Ontario’s drinking water.


An agency known for its innovative and practical approach to building knowledge and capacity for those responsible for water systems, emphasizing system vulnerabilities.


The objects of the Centre are to do the following, either alone or in conjunction with other organizations:
  • To co-ordinate and deliver education and training for owners, operators and operating authorities of drinking water systems.
  • To provide information, education and advice to owners, operators and operating authorities of drinking water systems and to the public about,
  • the treatment of water necessary to ensure that drinking water is safe,
    ii. the equipment and technology used to ensure that drinking water is safe
    iii. the operational requirements necessary to ensure that drinking water is safe, and
    iv. other environmental issues related to drinking water.
  • To sponsor research into any activities related to its objects.
  • To provide advice to the Minister on research and development priorities to achieve and maintain safe drinking water.To conduct such further activities, consistent with its objects, as are described in any policy direction issued by the Minister or as set out in any agreement with the Minister.

Statement of Values

At WCWC we will strive to provide a positive environment for our clients and employees, which is characterized by honesty, trust and accountability. We will live these values by:
  • Being accountable to our clients and stakeholders
  • Promoting fairness and equity
  • Showing respect through genuine and transparent communications
  • Providing a dynamic environment which encourages ideas, innovation, and collaboration
  • Being a responsive, client-driven service organization