The Government of Canada is inviting Canadians from all provinces and territories to contribute to Canada's Voluntary National Review on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The 2030 Agenda is an ambitious program of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity by the year 2030
Canada's Voluntary National Review will be presented at the United Nation's High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in July 2018.
To make sure the report recognizes Canadian efforts, Global Affairs Canada has created an online portal that provides you with a platform to share stories on how you are contributing to the SDGs both here at home and internationally.
The following questions might serve as a useful guide:
- What has your organization or community done to advance the SDGs in Canada or internationally? What gaps have you sought to address?
- Has your organization focused on a specific SDG?
- How do you plan to measure progress toward the SDGs?
- What innovative approaches related to sustainable development have made a difference in your communities?
The portal will be open for submissions until May 4, 2018.
Community Economic Development and the Social Solidarity Economy are strategic approaches for balanced social and economic development that respects ecological systems. The following resources provide more information:
- Realizing the 2030 Development Agenda through Social and Solidarity Economy
- UN Task Force Urges Greater Role for the Social and Solidarity Economy in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
- Embedding CED and the Social Solidarity Economy in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (Webinar recording)
- What are the Key Elements of a “New” Economy?
Your sustainable development activities are important. The CED, social enterprise, social economy examples you share will help ensure that Canada's Report reflects provincial and territorial level activities that support the SDGs, and reinforce the message that community economic development, social enterprise, and the social solidarity economy can do even more to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for everyone.
Source: Sustainable Development Office