CWWA Releases Actual Media-Assisted Public Attitudes Report

The Canadian Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA), with the help of Water Canada and the Actual Media team, has released a new report titled Public Attitudes 2015. The report acts as a guidebook for communities developing communications plans around their water and wastewater services and will help bridge the gap between public opinion and the reality of our water infrastructure challenges.

In 2014, Actual Media Inc. brought together a roundtable of formidable Canadian water thinkers to brainstorm and discuss public messaging around water. Using information gathered at this session, the Public Attitudes 2015 report highlights messages and communications approaches that will bring water and wastewater infrastructure to the front of the public’s mind.

Actual Media is proud to have played an integral role in the development of this report. We are confident that the CWWA Public Attitudes 2015 report will help municipalities improve public support for water and wastewater infrastructure projects, and provide an important stepping stone to the overall improvement in the state of public infrastructure in Canada.


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Buy Your Water’s Next 2015 Tickets Today

The Water’s Next national awards program honours the achievements and ideas of individuals and companies that successfully work to change water in our country.

After receiving more than 80 nominations for the 2015 Water’s Next awards, our selection committee has chosen the finalists for each of the eight awards!

Winners will be announced at the Water’s Next gala award dinner following the Canadian Water Summit in Vancouver on June 25, 2015. Click here to buy tickets, and follow @WatersNext on Twitter for future updates and announcements!

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We’ve Moved!

Actual Media Inc. has moved from our Adelaide St. West location to 147 Spadina Ave., at the corner of Richmond St!

Our new mailing address is:

Actual Media Inc. 147 Spadina Avenue Unit 208 Toronto, ON M5V 2L7

Our phone and email remains the same.

Come visit us at our new location in the heart of creative Toronto.

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Canadian Water Summit 2015: The Energy of Water – Exploring Nexus Opportunities is Coming to Vancouver

The 6th Annual Canadian Water Summit will be held in Vancouver on June 25, 2015. The conference will offer expert plenary sessions and panel presentations filled with case studies, real world projects and positive examples of nexus opportunities that exist for water and energy which benefit government, industry and first nations. The 250+ water professionals in attendance will be engaged and inspired by the full day program and affiliated tours / workshops. Delegates will network and collaborate with their peers and industry stakeholders to take advantage of the energy of water – in Canada and around the world.

The Canadian Water Summit Advisory Panel would like to hear from you on topics, presentations, or speakers you would like to see included in the Summit on June 25.

Please submit abstracts and presentation ideas to Todd Latham at 416-444-5842 x111 or

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Actual Media to Lead 2014 Canadian Water Summit


For Immediate Release

Fifth Annual Canadian Water Summit returning to Toronto in 2014

 (Toronto – May 30, 2013) – The Canadian Water Summit – Canada’s largest multi-stakeholder water conference – is returning to Toronto after two years in Calgary, Alberta.  The 5th annual gathering of water professionals, policy makers, and stakeholders will be held at the International Centre on June 18, 2014.

Bridging strategy and policy, science and innovation, the Canadian Water Summit has become an important stop on the annual water sector calendar. For its return to Toronto, the team at Water Canada magazine and parent company Actual Media Inc. have been asked to lead the charge in programming and stakeholder engagement.

“The Canadian Water Summit was built on partnerships and collaboration,” says Anthony Watanabe, founder of the Summit. “And this is why I’m pleased to take our partnership with Water Canada to the next level as they assume a leadership role for CWS 2014.”

“The Water Canada magazine team has been a partner of the Canadian Water Summit since its inception. As a leader …

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Students on Ice Fundraiser

Actual Media is proud to support Geoff Green and the Students on Ice Foundation.  On April 28, we invited a few clients and friends to join us for a wonderful evening at Nota Bene restaurant in Toronto and helped to raise funds to send students on the SOI 2013 Arctic Expedition. The stories from SOI Alumni, supporters, and host of the evening, CBC’s Peter Mansbridge were engaging and inspirational. Our polar regions are the world’s classroom – let’s fill the hearts and minds of youth everywhere of their importance.

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The Blue Bash 2013: Bigger, Better, Bluer

Actual Media and its publications, Water Canada and ReNew Canada, happily supported The Blue Bash for the second year in a row. The sold-out event was held on April 24 at Toronto’s historic Steam Whistle Roundhouse. All ticket and raffle proceeds supported WaterCan/EauVive. The Ottawa-based charity works on water and sanitation projects in East Africa.

Special guests Alex and Tyler Mifflin of TVO’s The Water Brothers screened their forthcoming episode “No Woman, No Water,” filmed in part during the 2012 Kilimanjaro Climb for Life. Water Canada’s editor, Kerry Freek, participated in the climb with 20 others Canadians in October 2012. The team collectively raised over $270,000 for the charity.

For information about joining the 2014 climb, email For more pictures from the event, join Water Canada’s Facebook group.

L-R: Todd Latham, Actual Media; Andy Manahan, Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario; and Kent James, FER-PAL. Credit: Nick Spector Photography

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