• Submit your film by the September 16 deadline
  • Screening of Award Winners


BLUE Toronto

As Toronto citizens we urge the Mayor to declare our city a Blue Community for the 25th anniversary of the UN World Water Day, on next March 22nd.

Sign the petition.

Toronto city hall sign with H2O

Blue Communities:

  1. Recognize water and sanitation as human rights.
  2. Ban or phase out the sale of bottled water in municipal facilities and at municipal events.
  3. Promote publicly financed, owned, and operated water and wastewater services.


Film Festival

Click to see the schedule of fascinating films and exhibits we showed, held March 22-26 at Daniels Spectrum. Also take a look at the slides at the top of this page.

Norman Wilner commented in NOW that one of our prizewinners, Undrinkable: The Flint Water Emergency by high school students, provides "an angle on the Flint crisis you won’t see anywhere else, with footage that hasn’t been polished by slicker media organs."


Exhibits & WD@S

Liquid Mountains – Photos by Dave Sandford, the first exhibit of his stunning internationally acclaimed Lake Erie photographs.

The Water Shed – an engaging art installation by Montreal’s Théâtre Porte Parole

Speakers: Glen Murray, Ontario Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, and filmmaker Q&As, including Govinda Nepal, all the way from Nepal

Common Thread Choir sang water songs for the audience.

A different environmental organization every evening and Family Day

Films about grade 8 action projects with Water Docs @ School. Click to hear two teachers talk about their experience with it.
Teachers talk about their experience

Find out more about the program.

Why water?

Our mission: To evoke a spirit of reverence for water. To inform about threats that imperil water. To inspire citizen action to protect water. Water ripples deeply in each of us. To stir that rippling is to awaken action.

Ecologos grew out of the dilemma about ensuring the live-ability of our planet – yet few of us do much about it. Why this disconnect between knowing and taking action? Many say the underlying issue is spirit – the capacity available to each of us to face and respond to reality.

Every culture consistently links water with spirit.Our 2 main strategies: documentary films, our time’s storytelling with the proven capacity to move people deeply; and our experiential learning methods to help people re-live their own most powerful experiences of water.

In many parts of Ontario, we offer 3 compelling programs.