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

Thursday, March 21, 2019

On March 15, 2019, the Government of Canada announced that they will be conducting consultations on Canada’s national strategy to achieve Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals. WGSI is pleased to announce our participation in these consultations.

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 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.

For more information, please visit or contact Jon Beale, SDSN Canada Manager at jbeale[at]uwaterloo[dot]ca 


Until May 15 2019, Canadians are invited to contribute their ideas directly to the Government of Canada to help shape the development of Canada’s 2030 Agenda National Strategy, which will create a common vision for Canada’s path forward.

There are a number of ways to get involved directly with the federal SDG Unit:

  • Visit the Shape the Strategy online portal at
  • Participate on social media using the hashtag #Can2030Agenda
  • Send an email to Programme2030-2030Agenda[at]canada[dot]gc[dot]ca
  • Write a letter to 

Sustainable Development Goals Unit
Employment and Social Development Canada Government of Canada
140 Promenade du Portage
Gatineau, Québec K1A 0J9