The 17 Sustainable Development Goals are a global call to action to address today's most pressing social, economic and environmental challenges.
The Government of Canada is helping to advance the Goals through dialogue, participation and collaboration. Progress is a shared responsibility. It requires a whole-of-government and whole-of-society effort to build stronger, safer, and more inclusive communities that leave no one behind.
In July 2023, Canada presented its second Voluntary National Review on the Sustainable Development Goals. The review highlights Canada's progress, lessons learned and challenges in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at home and abroad since Canada's first Voluntary National Review in 2018. The Government of Canada is making progress on the Goals and is committed to transparency, collaboration and accountability on this important global agenda.
Spotlight on Canada's Journey Toward the 2030 Agenda
Sustainable Development Goals
The Government of Canada works with partners and stakeholders to advance the 2030 Agenda through concrete actions on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. These actions include reducing poverty, building sustainable economic growth, supporting reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, advancing gender equality and taking action on climate change and clean energy.
Explore each of the goals and learn how Government of Canada programs and policies contribute to advancing the 2030 Agenda.
Goal 1:No poverty
Goal 2:Zero hunger
Goal 3:Good health and well-being
Goal 4:Quality education
Goal 5:Gender equality
Goal 6:Clean water and sanitation
Goal 7:Affordable and clean energy
Goal 8:Decent work and economic growth
Goal 9:Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Goal 10:Reduced inequalities
Goal 11:Sustainable cities and communities
Goal 12:Responsible consumption and production
Goal 13:Climate action
Goal 14:Life below water
Goal 15:Life on land
Goal 16:Peace, justice and strong institutions
Goal 17:Partnerships for the goals
How we are taking action
Canada's Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, is co-chair of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Advocates, a group which includes 17 influential leaders raising global awareness of the Goals. Prime Minister Trudeau and his co-chair, Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley, are working to rally countries, governments, the private sector, and others, to come together to accelerate Canada's progress and to raise awareness and interest in achieving the 2030 Agenda.
- Prime Minister to co-chair the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Advocates group – April 2022
- Building a Sustainable, Resilient, and Equitable Future through the Sustainable Development Goals – June 2022
- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley – December 2022
Sustainable Development Goals Funding Program
The Sustainable Development Goals Funding Program supports the work of partners to advance progress on the Goals. This grants and contributions program seeks to:
- increase public awareness of the Goals
- support new partnerships to advance action
- identify and implement innovative initiatives to drive progress on the Goals
Reports and strategies
Voluntary National Review 2023
Canada's 2023 Voluntary National Review on the Sustainable Development Goals highlights domestic and international progress on the Goals.
Taking Action Together – Canada's 2021 Annual Report on the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (July 2022)
Canada's first annual report on the Goals, Taking Action Together – Canada's 2021 Annual Report on the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, highlights Government of Canada and whole-of-society efforts towards advancing the 2030 Agenda and its 17 goals.
Federal Implementation Plan for the 2030 Agenda (July 2021)
The Federal Implementation Plan articulates how the Government of Canada will contribute to advancing the National Strategy at the federal level.
Moving Forward Together: Canada's 2030 Agenda National Strategy (February 2021)
Moving Forward Together outlines a roadmap for how Canadians can work together to build a more inclusive society, protect the planet and increase quality of life for all.
What we've achieved together
Canada's 2022 national statement to the United Nations
The Goal: To Meet People's Fundamental Needs
Learn about the Sustainable Development Goals and what actions we can all take now to help build a better tomorrow.
The Sustainable Development Goals Action Networking Series brings together Sustainable Development Goals practitioners, policy makers, and experts from across Canada to discuss building a more sustainable, just, inclusive, and resilient world.
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