Our mission is to promote knowledge sharing across watersheds and advance collaborative decision-making, so our waters remain healthy for generations to come

Atlantic DataStream is an open access platform for sharing information on freshwater health. It currently allows users to access, visualize, and download full water quality datasets collected by 23 monitoring groups from Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia.


Support for the incorporation of blockchain technology into DataStream is powered by RBC and rolled out in communities in collaboration with WWF-Canada. This technology improves data security, tracking and transparency on DataStream. This collaboration showcases how blockchain, open data and citizen science can be used to create a culture of evidence-based decision making to ensure freshwater health.

RBC Foundation supports a broad range of community initiatives through donations, sponsorships, community investments and employee volunteer activities. Learn more about the RBC Foundation at www.rbc.com/community-sustainability

Evolution and Growth

DataStream was first piloted in the Mackenzie Basin through a unique collaboration between The Gordon Foundation and the Government of the Northwest Territories, Mackenzie DataStream’s Founding Partner. Today, Mackenzie DataStream is integral to the delivery of the Northwest Territories Water Strategy. The success of DataStream throughout the Mackenzie Basin has allowed this model to be expanded to Atlantic Canada and the Lake Winnipeg Basin.


The Gordon Foundation is committed to the long-term success of DataStream. In collaboration with regional monitoring networks, we aim to build and support DataStream hubs across Canada to meet regional needs.