Gov. of Canada to support organizations that accelerate action on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Canada
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Ottawa, May 20 (Canadian-Media): As Canadians and Canada's businesses face hardship and unprecedented challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, they are presented with a historic opportunity by the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to positively shape how societies of tomorrow grow and develop sustainably and inclusively for the shared benefit of all, media reports said.
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Ahmed Hussen, Canada's Minister of Families, Children and Social Development announced May 20 at Together|Ensemble 2020, Canada’s annual conference on the SDGs, that the Government of Canada has provided approximately $4.3 million in funding to 47 organizations, which are accelerating action on the SDGs through the 2019-2020 SDGs Funding Program.
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SDGs are of great importance during the COVID-19 pandemic, to protect against its impacts on our economy, society, and environment and collectively turn our attention to rebuilding a more inclusive, resilient and sustainable Canada.
At the heart 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development are the 17 SDGs, 169 targets and more than 230 indicators that encompass the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainable development.
The SDG Funding Program is a federal grants and contributions program that strengthens the work of not-for-profit organizations, provinces and territories, municipalities, academia, the private sector, members of indigenous communities and racialized communities, women, children and youth and vulnerable and marginalized populations, to deliver improved outcomes for Canadians.
By supporting projects across the country like Together|Ensemble 2020, the SDG Funding Program will raise awareness of the SDGs, develop new partnerships, improve knowledge on emerging sustainable development issues, implement innovative approaches that advance several SDGs, and support the important work of reconciliation with indigenous peoples.
Canada is committed to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to build more inclusive, resilient and sustainable societies that leave no one behind, now and in the future.
The SDG Funding Program provides grant funding of up to $100,000 for initiatives for 12 months in duration to build awareness and further Canada’s implementation of the 2030 Agenda, as well as increase partnerships and networks, and advance research.
The SDG Funding Program's contributions stream provides contribution funding of up to $300,000 for projects that are up to 36 months in duration to identify and advance new approaches and technologies to achieve the SDGs.
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