Share your ideas: Helping Canada achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Canada and abroad

Current status: Open

Opened on December 8, 2023 and will close to new input on February 29, 2024.

The purpose of this questionnaire is to solicit input from stakeholders and partners across society who are undertaking work to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Canada and abroad. Your input is being sought in the context of preparing for Canada’s 2024 Annual Report on the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs, led by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).

ESDC wants to learn about your contribution(s) to implement and achieve the SDGs in Canada and abroad.

What is the 2030 Agenda and its SDGs

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at a historic United Nations (UN) Summit. The 2030 Agenda is a 15-year global framework centred on the 17 SDGs, which are separate but interconnected goals, collectively calling for action by all states. The 2030 Agenda envisions a world free of poverty and hunger, with full and productive employment, access to quality education and universal health coverage, the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls and an end to environmental degradation. It is universal in nature and includes an overarching principle of ensuring that no one is left behind in efforts to achieve the SDGs.

You can find out more by visiting Canada and the Sustainable Development Goals

Canada’s Annual Report on the SDGs

Moving Forward Together – Canada’s 2030 Agenda National Strategy commits to report annually to Canadians on progress made to advance the SDGs. Canada’s first annual report, Taking Action Together – Canada’s 2021 Annual Report on the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, was released in July 2022. It recognizes the inspiring work being undertaken by all levels of governments and whole-of-society stakeholders and partners, including Indigenous Peoples, civil society, the private sector, youth, the academic community and the non-profit and volunteer communities to achieve the SDGs.

In July 2023, Canada conducted its second Voluntary National Review – A Continued Journey for Implementing the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. The report provides a comprehensive whole-of-society review of Canada’s progress to achieve the SDGs, and includes successes, challenges and lessons learned, with a view to accelerating the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. In the years that Canada conducts a Voluntary National Review (VNR), it will replace the annual report in that year. As such, Canada's next annual report on the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs will be released in summer 2024.

The integrated nature of the SDGs demands collaboration and cooperation across whole-of-society stakeholders and partners. Advancing the SDGs is a shared responsibility and, as such, ESDC is once again seeking diverse contributions demonstrating whole-of-society efforts to achieve the SDGs for its 2024 Annual Report. Everyone is invited to provide content, including individuals, all levels of governments, civil society organizations, Indigenous communities, academia, and non-profit and charitable organizations. We look forward to hearing about the work you are undertaking to achieve the SDGs!

What will the information I provide be used for

Your response to the questionnaire will allow us to include your work to advance the SDGs in various reporting and communication products, such as:

  • Canada’s 2024 Annual Report on the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs
  • Canada’s SDG Communications

More information on how your feedback will be managed is available in the ESDC Consultation and engagement activities privacy notice statement.

Join in: How to participate

You may provide input by completing 1 of the questionnaires below. Please note that the completion of these questionnaires are anonymous and on a voluntary basis. Your participation will not affect your relationship with ESDC or the Government of Canada.

Individuals - Share your ideas online

If you are an individual, use the online form for individuals to share your views. (You won't need to sign up for an account or provide any personal information.)

Organizations/institutions - Share your ideas online

If you are filing this out on behalf of an organization/institution, use the online form for organizations/institutions to share your views. (You won't need to sign up for an account or provide any personal information.)

Who is the focus of this consultation

The Government of Canada will engage with:

  • members of the public, and
  • Sustainable Development Goals partners and stakeholders

What we are hearing

Interim reports

Related information

Moving Forward Together – Canada’s 2030 Agenda National Strategy

Contact us

Sustainable Development Goals Unit
Employment and Social Development Canada
140 Prom. du Portage, Gatineau QC  K1A 0J9

Email: programme2030-2030agenda@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca

Privacy notice statement

Please read our privacy notice statement for consultation and engagement activities.

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