Canada launches consultations on National Strategy for Sustainable Development

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

Canadians will help shape Canada’s implementation of the 2030 Agenda

March 15, 2019 Gatineau, Québec Employment and Social Development Canada

The Government of Canada strongly supports the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and is committed to working with its national and international partners to build a more peaceful, inclusive and prosperous world, that leaves no one behind. In September 2015, Canada and all other 192 United Nation member States adopted the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which is a blueprint towards ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring equal opportunity for everyone by 2030.

Achieving this vision requires a whole-of-society effort. Across the country and around the globe, Canadians are already answering the 2030 Agenda’s call to action. That is why from March 15 until May 15, 2019, Canadians are invited to contribute their ideas to help shape the development of Canada’s 2030 Agenda National Strategy which will create a common vision for Canada’s path forward.

By bringing together the voices and efforts of all levels of government, Indigenous peoples, municipalities, civil society, the private sector, and all Canadians, the National Strategy for Sustainable Development will accelerate action on the goals and create a common vision for Canada’s path forward. Our objective is to turn the 2030 Agenda into transformative action.

The Government of Canada wants to hear from Canadians on what sustainable development means to them, what they are doing to build a more sustainable, and equitable Canada, and what can be done to advance progress on the 2030 Agenda.

Canadians are encouraged to take part in the online consultation by submitting their views, taking a poll, or voting on ideas.

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