Cultural Communities for Sustainable Development Consultation
Cultural Communities for Sustainable Development Consultation Convened by the Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC)...
With funding from the Government of Canada, OCIC engaged with diverse communities and stakeholders in Canada’s 2030 Agenda National Strategy by identifying priorities in specific Diaspora, Disability-Inclusion and Indigenous communities, and exploring how the strategy might contribute to their achievement.
In addition, OCIC’s “Strength in Diversity & Partnership” project seeks to identify ways that specific cultural/scientific institutions and non-formal education organizations in Ontario may likewise contribute to public engagement and achievement of Agenda 2030 priorities.
Our aim in engaging with each of these stakeholder groups is to identify how they can contribute to the national strategy, and to explore how a national strategy can enable their work.
The National Strategy will set the foundation for developing a Canadian Indicator Framework so that Canada can track and report on progress using indicators adapted to the Canadian context and reality, building on existing Canadian data.”
In September 2015, Canada joined Members States of the United Nations in adopting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a vision for realizing progress on economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development that includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets. The Agenda 2030 also includes a range of transformative elements, namely a focus on leaving no one behind and promoting human rights and dignity; realizing progress within planetary boundaries and with respect for intergenerational equity; inclusivity, solidarity and participation; and transparency and accountability.
Following its presentation of progress on the Agenda 2030 to the United Nations in 2018, the Canadian government has launched a consultation process to develop Canada’s 2030 Agenda National Strategy, including through the use of an online engagement platform. In addition to the online engagement platform, the SDG Unit, housed at Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), is supporting a range of organizations to carry out consultations, in addition to its own consultation process.
On June 28, 2019, an interim document titled “Towards Canada’s 2030 Agenda National Strategy“ was published by the Employment and Social Development Canada as a result of the consultation efforts. The document serves as the basis to highlight commitments, action items and initiatives being undertaken towards the SDGs and to further the development of the Canadian Indicator Framework and priorities.
Action items and brief summaries are provided in five focus areas to be covered in the forthcoming National Strategy:
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|CONSULTATION SURVEY (CLOSED)||—||Online||Open to all||Fill out the survey||—|
|March 26-28, 2019||Full day||Thunder Bay||Indigenous communities||Invite-only||Nishnawbe Aski Nation, +city lab|
|April 2-6, 2019||Full day||Eabametoong First Nation||Indigenous communities||Invite-only||Eabametoong First Nation, +city lab|
|April 11, 2019||9AM – 12:30PM||CSI Regent Park||This is an Open Consultation focusing on non-formal education, scientific and arts organizations, social enterprises and NGOs (see details below)||RSVP here||—|
|April 14, 2019||10AM – 1PM||Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto (Room TBD)||Diaspora communities||Please contact Lamia Naji at firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest||Lamia Naji|
|April 16, 2019||1-3PM||Centre for Independent Living CILT, Toronto||Disability-inclusion communities||Please contact Christine Zannier at email@example.com to express your interest||Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians|
|April 16, 2019||6-8PM||Online (Virtual focus group consultation)||Disability-inclusion communities||Please contact Christine Zannier at firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest||Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians|
|April 17, 2019||6:30-8PM||Online (Virtual focus group consultation)||Youth & Youth-led groups||RSVP here|
|April 18, 2019||
9:30 – 12:30PM
|Carlton University, Ottawa||Diaspora communities||Please contact Lamia Naji at email@example.com to express your interest||Lamia Naji|
|April 18, 2019||9-11:30AM||YWCA, Toronto||Community builders, educators, and human rights advocates||RSVP here|
More consultations will be announced and held over the month of April 2019.
Read our Participants Kit to learn more about Agenda 2030 and the consultation framework.
Cannot attend our consultations? You are invited to contribute to OCIC’s Consultations for Canada’s Agenda 2030 National Strategy by completing this survey as an individual or on behalf of your community or organization. Through this survey, you will help us better understand how you would like to engage with Canada’s Agenda 2030 National Strategy and how the Strategy could strengthen your work. This survey is open to everyone and allows edits after submitting.
This project is funded by Employment and Social Development Canada