SDG Cities is a collaborative, community-driven project supporting localization of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Guelph and London.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), put forward by the United Nations as a part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, represent a shared vision for a just, sustainable, and prosperous future. SDG Cities is being developed and delivered locally by 10C Shared Space in Guelph and Pillar Nonprofit Network in London. The SDGs have been at the heart of much of the work of both 10C and Pillar, and their respective members, since their beginnings.
SDG Cities will increase the number of people and organizations actively using and contributing to the SDGs in London and Guelph. Through knowledge-sharing, story-telling and community connection, this project will help to increase awareness of SDGs within these communities and share ideas about how they can be incorporated into existing and future structures and networks in mid-sized cities, working toward long-term systems change.
Making progress towards the SDGs requires a whole-of-society approach. SDG Cities will engage across sectors building strong partnerships to advance the SDGs locally. Importantly, SDG Cities is a truthing ground for practices, partnerships and programs that support SDG localization. The project will serve as a model for other mid-sized cities and small communities across Canada.
SDG Cities is funded by the Government of Canada’s Sustainable Development Goals Program.