Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. The 17 Goals are at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
In early 2019, a local forum — called Understanding the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Canada’s Commitment and the Local Connections — was hosted by GreenUP, Kawartha World Issues Centre (KWIC), Fleming College, and Trent University. In July 2019, KWIC applied for Sustainable Development Goals Program Funding, in partnership with GreenUP, to build upon the foundation established at this forum. This grant was awarded in March 2020.
The key objectives of this project are:
- Raising awareness and support of the 2030 Agenda;
- Enhancing multi-stakeholder efforts by promoting partnership and bridging efforts across sectors in support of the 2030 Agenda;
- Ensuring that Canada’s progress on the 2030 Agenda leaves no one behind, including vulnerable or marginalized groups; and,
- Fostering and integrating Indigenous knowledge into approaches and efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda.
In 2020 and 2021, we are bringing together community stakeholders from across the region to build upon the work of the 2019 Forum. Specifically, we will identify key initiatives, partnerships, and opportunities to advance the principle of Leaving No One Behind and to centre Indigenous Knowledge and Leadership.
In Spring 2021, we will host a second Community SDGs Forum to showcase the work of this project and to continue this important local conversation.
Program Contact Information
Name: Hayley Goodchild
Position: Sustainability and Landscaping Project Coordinator
Phone: 705-745-3238 ext. 213