Government of Canada launches its 2030 Agenda National Strategy
From: Employment and Social Development Canada
February 17, 2021 Gatineau, Quebec Employment and Social Development Canada
The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is an ambitious call to action. Its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure all people are able to live in peace and prosperity. This shared responsibility calls for closer cooperation between governments, civil society, and the private sector.
Today, the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Ahmed Hussen, and the Minister of International Development Karina Gould, launched Moving Forward Together – Canada’s 2030 Agenda National Strategy, an important milestone in continuing to implement the 2030 Agenda and make progress on the SDGs in Canada and abroad.
The strategy promotes a whole-of-society approach to achieving the SDGs. It builds on the 30 actions and five core principles outlined in Towards Canada’s 2030 Agenda National Strategy, and feedback from in-person and online consultations and outreach across Canada.
To support the strategy’s whole-of-society approach, Minister Hussen also announced approximately $11.3 million in funding to 32 organizations through the 2020-2021 Sustainable Development Goals Funding Program.
Through this program, the Government of Canada is supporting the work of not-for-profit organizations, provinces and territories, municipalities, academia, the private sector, and members of Indigenous and racialized communities to make progress on the SDGs.
Strengthened by a commitment to leave no one behind, Moving Forward Together – Canada’s 2030 Agenda National Strategy will help build a Canada that is stronger, fairer, and more equitable for everyone.
For questions or additional information on Canada’s 2030 Agenda National Strategy contact [email protected]
“Moving Forward Together – Canada’s 2030 Agenda National Strategy helps advance a whole-of-society effort to make progress on the Sustainable Development Goals. By fostering partnerships and collaboration on a range of issues including equality, poverty reduction, and affordable housing, together, we can build a more prosperous, healthy and sustainable future for all.”
– Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Ahmed Hussen
“The Sustainable Development Goals lay out a path for us, past the global pandemic, towards a healthier, more prosperous and inclusive world. While the goals are ambitious, they remain our road map to a brighter future for everyone.”
– Minister of International Development, Karina Gould
- The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a 15-year global framework adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals that encompass the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainable development.
- In Budget 2018, the Government of Canada announced up to $59.8 million in funding over 13 years ($4.6 million annually), starting in 2018-2019, for programming to support Canada’s implementation of the SDGs, build new partnerships and networks to catalyze action on the 2030 Agenda, and raise public awareness.
- To date, the SDG Funding Program is supporting 88 organizations, for a total of approximately $17 million.
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