Sustainable Development Goals

Through the Spring of 2019, we spoke with 70 youth and 43 youth-serving professionals in roundtables and 1-on-1 interviews across the Atlantic provinces. This work led to the release of Your Voice Matters: Engaging Atlantic Canadian Youth on the Sustainable Development Goals, a report whose research was conducted in order to better understand how to get youth engaged and interested in Agenda 2030, or the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The ACIC team wrapped up its big project by having a launch party to announce the findings.

At the event, hosted in the Lindsay’s Children Room at Halifax Central Library, we gathered with youth-serving organizations and people involved with all stages of the project. This involved talks from Jennifer Sloot, ACIC Executive Director; Nevena Vucetic, a student who participated in the project; and Louise Hanavan, one of the facilitators and main interviewer for the project. Attendees received SDG-themed items, as well as printed versions of the report.

You can read Your Voice Matters here.


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Join community groups, NGOs, businesses, and other concerned citizens to hear what Canada is doing to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)!

This event includes lunch and break, networking time, live-streaming of Local to Global: Canada’s Progress on the SDGs at Home and Around the World, panel presentation on what Nova Scotia is doing to accomplish the SDGs, and live-streaming of keynote presentation by Shiza Shahid, Co-founder NOW Ventures & Malala Fund.

Nova Scotia and the SDGs Panelists:

  • Andrea Hewitt, Member of Impact 2030

  • Rebecca Rathbone, Animator - Atlantic with Development and Peace

  • Meghan McMorris, Community Energy Coordinator with Ecology Action Centre

  • Dr. Glyn Bissix, Program Head & Professor, Dept. of Community Development, Acadia University

This is the Halifax portion of a larger Together 2018 occurring throughout each province in Canada on November 5th!
WHERE: Room 307, the SUB, Dalhousie University, 6136 University Ave, Halifax
WHEN: Mon. Nov. 5, 12-4:30pm
REGISTER: Email janelle@acic-caci.org by Oct. 30. $10 for ACIC members, $20 non-members. Pay at the event via cheque or credit card or call to pay: 902-431-2311


On September 25, 2015 the UN adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an ambitious and transformative global agenda to end poverty, fight inequality & tackle climate change over the next 15 years.

Check out the Global Goals website for more info too.

Our very own Stephanie McAnany traveled to the UN Summit as part of a youth delegation from Canada. Read about her reflections HERE.

See what she has to say about the global goals here:


You can also learn more from this video of Shannon Kindornay talking about the Global Goals from this past event (below) and the slideshow of her SDGs workshop found HERE.