In collaboration with Pillar Nonprofit Network in London, 10C Shared Space is thrilled to announce the launch of a new project, SDG Cities: A holistic approach to activating SDGs in mid-sized communities for long-term impacts.
With a focus on people, planet and profit, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) put forward by the United Nations in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development have been at the heart of much of the work of both 10C and Pillar Nonprofit, and their respective members, since their beginnings.
SDG Cities will enable these two mid-size cities, London and Guelph, to increase the number of people and organizations actively using and contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (or SDGs). The project will develop supports, policies, and practices by working directly with multiple stakeholders in the change ecosystem, including funders, businesses, social enterprises and the non-profit sector. Through knowledge-sharing, story-telling and community connection, this project will help to increase awareness of SDGs within these communities and share ideas about how these can be incorporated into existing and future structures and networks, working toward longterm systems change.
Education, incentives, pilot measurement strategies, and an SDG Cities Incubator will be used to leverage global and national best practices to generate a replicable mid-size SDG model that can be scaled to other Canadian cities and communities.
This project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Sustainable Development Goals Program.