13 September, 2019
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Across the country and around the globe, Canadians are already answering the 2030 Agenda’s call to action. To accelerate progress on the SDGs, the Government of Canada is leading the development of a whole-of-Canada national strategy (the national strategy) for the 2030 Agenda through engagement with Canadians. 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 seeks to create a shared vision of how Canada will implement the 2030 Agenda and identify actions to accelerate the achievement of the SDGs, both at home and abroad.

The result of the nationwide consultation activities is the creation of Towards Canada’s 2030 Agenda National Strategy (interim document). Consistent with implementation plans developed by other countries, this interim document is a first step toward establishing the structures, processes and activities that need to be in place to move the 2030 Agenda forward in a coordinated, transparent and accountable manner. It also highlights the various actors involved and the partnerships, innovation and investment required to achieve these SDGs.

Towards Canada’s 2030 Agenda National Strategy establishes the foundation for developing a Canadian Indicator Framework adapted to Canadian reality to accurately report on progress made with the SDGs. The first iteration of the Canadian Indicator Framework identifies proposed federal ambitions, targets and indicators, and complements the Global Indicator Framework used to track and report progress internationally.

Further engagement is necessary to move this interim document toward a national strategy that reflects a whole-of-society approach to Canada’s implementation of the 2030 Agenda. Towards Canada’s 2030 Agenda National Strategy will serve as the basis for hearing from Canadians, in order to:

  1. Highlight concrete commitments, actions, partnerships and initiatives currently being undertaken by various actors, including all levels of government, Indigenous partners, private sector, civil society, academia, communities and individuals to move progress on the SDGs forward.
  2. Further the development of the Canadian Indicator Framework to identify additional indicators and targets, in order to more accurately reflect the Canadian experience across all dimensions of sustainable development, advance data disaggregation and explore local or community-driven measurement to complement existing indicator frameworks and data.
  3. Develop a goal-by-goal overview of all 17 SDGs in Canada and an analysis of Canada’s performance against the ambitions, indicators and targets established in the Canadian Indicator Framework.
  4. Identify priority areas for action based on Canada’s strengths, challenges and gaps in achievement of the SDGs to ensure that no one is left behind.

Everyone can help Canada fulfill the 2030 Agenda and achieve the SDGs. Engagement, partnership and collaboration are essential throughout the implementation process to ensure Canada’s success.

To move this interim document towards a 2030 Agenda National Strategy that reflects a whole of Canada approach, Canadians are encouraged to share their comments and ideas throughout this website or on social media using #Can2030Agenda, or by writing to us.

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