KWCF and the UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, the United Nation member countries, including Canada, agreed to focus on 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The targets for the SDGs seek to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by promoting inclusive, equitable, safe and sustainable societies.
In 2019, KWCF is asking charities applying through our Community Grants Program, the Youth in Recreation Fund and the Waterloo Region Record – Lyle S. Hallman Kids to Camp Fund to indicate which of the 17 SDGs their grant request aligns with. This is a new piece of data we are gathering to connect our local impact to goals on both a national and global scale.
Here are a few resources to help you learn more about the SDGs:
Waterloo Global Science Initiative has extensive information available, including Generation SDG – a Blueprint for Empowering Canadians through Sustainable Development.