Social services on First Nations reserves are “severely underfunded” by the federal government, says First Nations human rights activist Cindy Blackstock, which puts Canada behind on achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The problem requires Canadians to pay attention, and to advocate for a more just, inclusive future. This is the first story in our partnership with the Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WGSI) in the upcoming Together|Ensemble conference.
The deadline for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is less than 10 years away, and much progress still needs to be made. And not only is the pandemic highlighting what progress still needs to be made on inequities in Canadian society, it’s creating an even greater need for a commitment to sustainability, for a stronger recovery and regeneration. This is our second story in partnership with the Waterloo Global Science Initiative in the lead up to the Together|Ensemble conference.
Ten years out from the deadline for the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the entire world was turned upside down by the Coronavirus pandemic. While the crisis may have taken some spotlight away from the SDGs, these social impact leaders say it’s also deepened their understanding of what needs to change in order to meet the Goals in an inclusive, meaningful way.