SDG Cities is a collaborative, community-driven project supporting localization of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Guelph and London. SDG Cities will provide enabling conditions, develop and share knowledge and build local networks to enhance capacity for SDG implementation and impact measurement. SDG Cities will also be mapped, shared, and scaled, contributing to localization of the SDGs in other mid-sized communities.
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Community Learning Series
Making Meaningful Impact: Activating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the Nonprofit Sector
October 21, 11:30am – 1:00pm I Virtual Event
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (or the SDGs) includes 17 ambitious goals and 169 measurable targets designed to inspire and support systemic and transformational change globally.
Nonprofits and community organizations play a vital role in making progress towards the SDGs. Local and national community foundations will share how they have adopted the SDGs to inform their philanthropy, community wide VitalSigns reporting and direct work with local nonprofits and community organizations.
Alison Sidney – Director of Strategic Initiatives, Community Foundations Canada
Chris Willard – Executive Director, Guelph Community Foundation
Vanessa Dolishny – Director of Communications, London Community Foundation
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.
The UN 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 SDGs. 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.
SDG Cities is funded by the Government of Canada’s Sustainable Development Goals Program.