Protecting Canada's water. Empowering Canada's North.

The Program on Water Issues

For 15 years, The Gordon Foundation invested in the work of the Program on Water Issues (POWI), part of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. As the founding funder of POWI, The Gordon Foundation is proud to have invested over $4 million in POWI’s mission to create opportunities for members of the private, public, academic, and not-for-profit sectors to join in collaborative research, dialogue, and education.

In 2016, The Gordon Foundation concluded our funding agreement with the Munk School of Global Affairs to support the Program on Water Issues. 

The Foundation would like to thank Adele Hurley, Director of the Program on Water Issues, for her leadership and dedication to providing the public with expert analysis and opinion on the most pressing water issues of the day.  

For more information on POWI’s significant contribution to water protection, visit