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Community-led Solutions: Building Capacity and Bridging Sustainable Development Goal Gaps

November 14 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

As the midpoint of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) draws near, the Mothers Matter Centre is orchestrating a national virtual event. This event aims to reflect on Canada’s progress toward achieving Agenda 2030. Over the past five years, approximately 1.3 million newcomers have made Canada their permanent home. Despite Canada’s notable ranking on the Human Development Index, disparities persist, particularly among newcomers, refugees, and Indigenous communities. These disparities hinder their access to essential rights and impede their journey toward achieving the SDG targets.

Government policy makers, global initiatives, social service organizations, civil society, and the community members, can work together to bridge the existing SDG gaps in socially and economically isolated communities. The SDGs National Event will explore how local communities and passionate activists play a pivotal role in driving social, economic, and environmental progress on a local, global, and international scale. Learn about successful projects and initiatives led by community members, showcasing their resilience, innovation, and dedication. It will also highlight programs and practices that can assist vulnerable communities in addressing their local needs and providing solutions to bridge the SDG gaps in isolated Canadian communities. The Mothers Matter Centre’s goal is to create an inclusive platform where SDG experts, government representatives, women’s rights activists, and community workers can share their experiences and learn from one another. This exchange of knowledge and ideas will propel Canada’s progress toward the SDGs.

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