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SDG Town Hall & More Ways To Contribute to Canada’s 2030 Agenda National Strategy

WGSI is pleased to announce our participation in the Government of Canada's consultations on Canada’s national strategy to achieve Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For more ways to contribute, see our blog

The SDG Town Hall, a partnership with Sustainable Development Solutions Network of Canada (SDSN Canada)TakingITGlobal, and Youth Climate Lab, is a student-focused engagement on the SDGs at university and college campuses across Canada. The SDG Town Hall will work to develop policy recommendations for the Government of Canada as they develop a National Strategy for the implementation of the SDGs. The SDG Town Hall recommendations will also inform future directions for SDSN Canada, including how we can support a post-secondary ecosystem for student-led activation around the SDGs.

The SDG Town Hall is a virtual platform - sdgtownhall.ca -  for engagement, aiming to gather input from thousands of post-secondary students across the country to identify their unique experiences and share thoughtful strategies to address the SDGs. The SDG Town Hall consultations will be open until April 14th, 2019.

This digital engagement will be followed by three in-person Policy Jams hosted across the country at SDSN Canada member institutions: the University of Waterloo, Simon Fraser University, and l’Université de Laval. Input from both the Virtual Town Hall and the Policy Jams will contribute towards the creation of a White Paper to be submitted to the Government of Canada to inform the creation of Canada’s forthcoming National Strategy on SDG Implementation.


The Generation SDG Blueprint features:

  • insights into inclusive community ecosystem mapping and planning
  • partnership strategies to accelerate action on the SDGs
  • accountability practices for partnerships, program and data management
  • innovative financial instruments and programs for funding the SDGs
  • Solutions Spotlights highlighting Canadian and global organizations and initiatives aligned with the SDGs
  • a commitment to establishing and nurturing partnerships on the road to achieving the SDGs in Canada