Our Challenge


The 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals have the potential to end poverty, fight inequality, and tackle climate change. It is now up to all of us to work together to develop Canada’s path forward.

Our challenge is to come together as a society and turn the 2030 Agenda into action.

We need you. Your ideas, your inspirations, and your input, to develop a 2030 Agenda National Strategy for Canada.


The 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals have the potential to end poverty, fight inequality, and tackle climate change. It is now up to all of us to work together to develop Canada’s path forward.

Our challenge is to come together as a society and turn the 2030 Agenda into action.

We need you. Your ideas, your inspirations, and your input, to develop a 2030 Agenda National Strategy for Canada.

  • QUICK FACTS - OUR CHALLENGE

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    • In 2015, world leaders from 193 countries came together to adopt the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. At its core are 17 Sustainable Development Goals that cover a range of social, environmental and economic development issues.

    • These goals are about meeting people’s needs – for a safe home, a decent job, education for their children, quality health care, and a healthy environment to live in.

    • The goals are all connected. They recognize that ending poverty goes hand-in-hand with improving health and education, reducing inequality, spurring economic growth, and taking action on climate change.

    • Inclusion is at the heart of the 2030 Agenda and reflects in its overarching pledge to “leave no one behind.” The idea is that ‘no goal is met unless it is met for everyone’.

    • In Canada, many are fortunate to enjoy a good quality of life. Canadians enjoy unsurpassed natural beauty, open cities, and vibrant diverse communities, yet social and economic inequalities persist and many Canadians still face unequal and unacceptable barriers.

    • Too many Canadians still have to make difficult choices: to find safe accommodation or to eat a nutritious meal, buy clothes for their children or save for their future.

    • The 2030 Agenda is an opportunity to tackle the greatest hurdles of this generation head on. All members of Canadian society must be brought together. If we are to achieve the Global Goals we cannot do it alone.

    • The 2030 Agenda presents Canada and the world with a blueprint to shape how our societies grow and develop to the shared benefit of all.



    • In 2015, world leaders from 193 countries came together to adopt the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. At its core are 17 Sustainable Development Goals that cover a range of social, environmental and economic development issues.

    • These goals are about meeting people’s needs – for a safe home, a decent job, education for their children, quality health care, and a healthy environment to live in.

    • The goals are all connected. They recognize that ending poverty goes hand-in-hand with improving health and education, reducing inequality, spurring economic growth, and taking action on climate change.

    • Inclusion is at the heart of the 2030 Agenda and reflects in its overarching pledge to “leave no one behind.” The idea is that ‘no goal is met unless it is met for everyone’.

    • In Canada, many are fortunate to enjoy a good quality of life. Canadians enjoy unsurpassed natural beauty, open cities, and vibrant diverse communities, yet social and economic inequalities persist and many Canadians still face unequal and unacceptable barriers.

    • Too many Canadians still have to make difficult choices: to find safe accommodation or to eat a nutritious meal, buy clothes for their children or save for their future.

    • The 2030 Agenda is an opportunity to tackle the greatest hurdles of this generation head on. All members of Canadian society must be brought together. If we are to achieve the Global Goals we cannot do it alone.

    • The 2030 Agenda presents Canada and the world with a blueprint to shape how our societies grow and develop to the shared benefit of all.