Backgrounder: Sustainable Development Goals Funding Program
The Government of Canada supports the 2030 Agenda, and is committed to working with its partners to build a more peaceful, inclusive and prosperous world that leaves no one behind.
In Budget 2018, the Government of Canada committed up to $59.8 million in funding over 13 years ($4.6 million annually), starting in 2018-19, to help support projects that aim to build awareness of the 2030 Agenda, increase partnerships and networks, advance research, and further Canada’s implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Funding Program is a grants and contributions program that seeks to increase public awareness of the SDGs, support new partnerships to advance action, and identify and implement innovative initiatives to drive progress on multiple SDGs. Through the SDG Funding Program, the Government is supporting the work of stakeholders, including not-for-profit organizations, provinces and territories, municipalities, academia, the private sector, Indigenous peoples, women, youth and vulnerable populations, to deliver improved outcomes for Canadians.
The Program launched in May 2019 with a Continuous Intake for grants up to $100K over 12 months. This call closed on November 5, 2019. To date, 47 organizations have received grant funding, which represents a total of approximately $4.3 million through the 2019-20 SDG Funding Program intake process.
2019-2020 SDG Funding Program Grant Recipients:
- Learning For a Sustainable Future
- University of Waterloo
- Raven Indigenous Capital Partners
- Colleges and Institutes Canada
- Nexial Logic Limited
- Queen’s International Institute on Social Policy (QIISP)
- Lovell Corporation
- Centre for Social Innovation (CSI)
- Espace québécois de concertation sur les pratiques d’approvisionnement responsable (ECPAR)
- Okanagan College
- Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley
- Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL/CDIDD)
- United Way of Calgary and Area
- Centre facilitant la recherche et l’innovation dans les organisations (CEFRIO)
- Impact Hub Montréal
- Territoires innovants en économie social et solidaire (TIESS)
- Oxfam Canada
- Réseau des carrefours jeunesse-emploi du Québec
- British Columbia Council for International Cooperation
- Food Secure Canada
- Universities Canada
- Competent Boards Inc.
- Green Economy Canada
- Waterloo Global Science Initiative
- Yukon Government
- United Way Centraide Canada
- International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
- World Design Organization
- The Global SDG Awards
- University of Northern British Columbia
- The City of Kitchener
- Kawartha World Issues Center
- Canadian Standards Association
- The Kind Village Inc.
- McMaster University
- Global Shapers Halifax Hub Society
- Municipal Corporation of the City of Yellowknife
- Yukon College
- Canadian Organic Growers
- Clayoquot Biospheres Trust Society
- Future of Good Media Inc.
- Women on the Move
- Maison du developpement durable
- Community Foundation for Lennox and Addington
- The Governors of the University of Calgary
- London Environmental Institute (LEN)
On June 28, 2019, the Government of Canada also announced a Call for Proposals for contributions to fund projects up to $300K per year over three years, for a total of up to $900K. The Call for Proposals for contributions closed on September 19, 2019.
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