Hi everyone, my name is Denise Ouellette. I'm a social worker, mother of 3, & treasurer for "Citizens for Safe Water Metro Moncton Eau saine"
This GoFundMe campaign is to raise money to help compensate our coordinator who spent all his savings working this past year (7 months: over full time hours + 5 months: part time hours) for our Safe Water campaign that finally resulted in Council wisely applying the precautionary principle & not fluoridating our public water.
The work he did is outlined below.
1. contributing (any amount is greatly appreciated)
2. sending this GoFundMe link to people you know who were concerned about this issue
3 publicly sharing this GoFundMe link FB etc.
Here is a breakdown of the work, our coordinator, Olivier Weil, dedicated himself to this past year:
-Collected, read & organized hundreds of published research on the physiological effects of fluoride, as well as environmental effects and legalities of fluoridation.
-Extensive correspondance with qualified local & nation-wide researchers in order to:
----asses & rate the quality of research based on degrees of bias, rigours, and various design controls.
----check & double check the accuracy of oral & written summations of research.
----secure correspondance between researchers & city officials
-Crucial correspondance with City officials.
-Wrote, co-designed & coordinated the distribution of the Jan. petition asking city officials to only consider data that meets the most rigorous academic standards.
-Extensive preparation for Jan. 30th City Hall presentation & Q/A session with City Council:
---Olivier's presentation to Council on behalf of CSW, UdeM biochemists/chemists, pharmacist Peter Ford & dentist, Roger Richard
---Q/A session with Councillors starts at 1:03 in this link
-Extensive process of distilling, choosing and organizing research provided in Councilor's "Information Binders" presented to members of council following Jan. 30th presentations
-Volunteer coordination throughout year.
-Did all shifts & coordinated Wellness Expo Safe Water trade show booth.
-Co-designed & coordinated postering campaign.
-Main administer for FB page (please like)
-Designed, created & continues to edit & update
website including writing all text & double checking accuracy of text with qualified researchers.
(The website in & of itself was a massive undertaking)
So there you have it.
Please contribute what you can.
(Any Amount is VERY APPRECIATED)
-privately send this GoFundMe link with explanation to people you know who care deeply about safe water & who were concerned about this issue
-publicly share the GoFundMe link on FB, instagram, twitter etc.
Thank you very much for your support!
If you require any further info, please feel free to message me.
Citizens for Safe Water
Our organization will continue to work with SSNB, CCNB & the City to see that Glyphosate spraying cease near our water.
We are dedicated to working with qualified researchers & city officials to see that our water is the safest possible given our available resources.
Thank you again for your support & for spreading the word!!!
- Denis Belliveau
- Ellen and Peter Ford
- Thanks Oliver
- Stephanie LeBlanc
- Christina Maria