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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
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.
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.
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.
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.