“Canada Commits to Sustainable Development Goals: Advocating for Change and Progress”
The Government of Canada is making significant strides to align with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and is inviting its national and international partners to work together to create a more peaceful, inclusive, and prosperous world. The 2030 Agenda revolves around 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that aim to tackle pressing social, economic, and environmental challenges such as poverty, inequality, and climate change. To advance these goals, the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Jenna Sudds, has announced the launch of the 2023 call for proposals under the SDG Funding Program.
New Funding Opportunity for SDG Implementation
The 2023 call for proposals seeks to allocate approximately $3.5 million per year for three years to fund projects that aim to increase public awareness of the SDGs, particularly within vulnerable populations and equity-deserving groups. The intended results of this funding opportunity are to localize the SDGs at the community level, measure and report on the SDGs, and promote best practices or lessons learned that support Canada’s progress on the 2030 Agenda. The call for proposals is open until January 12, 2024, and organizations are encouraged to apply for funding for projects that aim to foster new partnerships, integrate Indigenous and local knowledge, and explore innovative approaches for SDGs.
Promoting Partnerships and Community Engagement
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a 15-year global framework adopted by Canada and other United Nations member states in 2015. The government has committed a total of $59.8 million over 13 years to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda under the SDG Funding Program. Financial assistance will be provided to eligible recipients in the form of grants or contributions, with a focus on enhancing and sharing local-level knowledge on the SDGs. Additionally, organizations are encouraged to apply for funding to support the localization of SDGs, increase public awareness, and foster new partnerships across sectors.
Call to Action
The call for proposals under the SDG Funding Program presents an opportunity for organizations to contribute to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. By working together to implement and localize the SDGs at the community level, Canada aims to build a stronger, safer, and more inclusive society. The government’s commitment to supporting innovative approaches for SDGs highlights the importance of collaboration and partnership among organizations and communities across the country.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development sets a 15-year plan to achieve 17 goals and 169 targets. By allocating funding to support innovative and community-driven projects, Canada is actively working to advance progress on the SDGs. The call for proposals is an invitation to access federal support and contribute to a sustainable future. As Minister Jenna Sudds emphasizes, by working together, we can build a more sustainable and inclusive Canada and help advance progress on the 2030 Agenda.