When the world set out in 2015 to address the greatest societal challenges facing us through the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 193 member states, including Canada, made the commitment to this ambitious and optimistic vision of the future. The SDGs are a set of goals, targets and indicators intended to frame global efforts to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all by 2030.
Three years in, many Canadians are still not aware of the SDGs let alone the fact that Canada is not on track to achieve the Goals in their entirety. The good news is there is already a great deal of momentum building throughout Canadian society to take on the SDGs at the grassroots level. In Spring 2019, Power Shift WR aims to highlight the work our community is already doing to achieve the SDGs through a series of 17 events. Get ready by checking out the resources below.
GENERATION SDG CLOSING CEREMONY
This video of the closing ceremony of Waterloo Global Science Initiative's Generation SDG Summit gives an overview of the SDGs in Canada and recommendations for how we work together to implement the goals in Canadian communities.
BCCIC'S THE INVISIBLE MOSAIC
The British Columbia Council for International Co-operation (BCCIC) took a look at how community organizations were unknowingly already working towards the SDGs in their report, The Invisible Mosaic.
THE WORLD'S LARGEST LESSON
The World’s Largest Lesson introduces the Sustainable Development Goals to children and young people everywhere and unites them in action.
Our 2018 Power Shift WR Toolkit can be found here. You can also access energy-focused resources from Power Shift WR 2016 & 2017 - see these links for community energy resources and online energy resources.