The UN Sustainable Development Goals launched on the 1st of January 2016 with high hopes and a vision on inclusive action. At conclusion, the pursuit of the goals that would usher in much needed transformation of the global economy with an underlying focus on environmental, social and governance considerations.

Fast forward to 2023 and as a country, Canada is behind on its commitments.

Far behind in some cases.

About SDG Seventeen

SDG Seventeen – a SumarPlus gamble on the future – explores one question: How do we mobilize Canadians to make choices that lead us to a sustainable world?

The SDGs were designed as an easy-to-use roadmap that would enable the average folk like us to act locally towards global impact. From citizens and students to schools and SMEs to non-profits and government, we all have a role to play.

At SDG Seventeen, we focus on the local – from engagement to action – because achieving the goals starts at home. 

Localize the Sustainable Development Goals by making them relevant to average Canadians like us.
By 2030, we want to hear, see, and feel the SDGs in conversations, action, and investment in local communities across Canada.

Insights from SDG Seventeen