Letter of Support

Send a copy of this letter to support our work.

Support RAIN in your community

If you appreciate the objectives and benefits of the RAIN program, please consider sending a letter of support on behalf of you and your neighbourhood. The Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks should support this program. Sending this letter reminds decision makers that this program is important and has lasting beneficial impacts in communities across Ontario. Consider sending a letter to your local municipality as well. You have three options for how to send:

  1. Send the letter below to Minister Rod Phillips. Be sure to CC your local MPP as well, and add your own contact information at the bottom. Find your MPP’s email address.
  2. Copy and paste the email below into your preferred email client and send to [email protected] – be sure to CC: [email protected] and your local MPP. Find your MPP’s email address.
  3. Use tool at the bottom of the page to send the email.

Letter Text

The Honourable Rod Phillips
Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
11th Floor, Ferguson Block
77 Wellesley Street West
Toronto, Ontario M7A 2T5
Email: [email protected]
Cc: [email protected]; (and your local MPP)

Re: We need your support to reduce flooding and protect water in our community

Dear Minister Phillips,

I urge you to support a valuable program that will help meet Ontario’s objectives for stormwater management, flood-risk reduction, climate adaptation, water sustainability, and water quality, including phosphorous reduction in the Great Lakes. RAIN Community Solutions – a program of Green Communities Canada and its non-profit member organizations – engages property owners in taking action to repair the urban water cycle by managing rain where it falls and reducing run-off.

RAIN received the water stewardship award in 2014 from the Council of the Federation. RAIN was supported in Kitchener-Waterloo with a highly successful grant under your Ministry’s Showcasing Water Innovation program. Additional ongoing support is required to replicate this success in communities throughout the province.


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