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Is Canada achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) regarding poverty, health, education, equality, work and housing?

No One Left Behind? An Intersectional Analysis of the 2030 Agenda in Canada offers an on-the-ground perspective.

This report is a collaboration with our CSJ Ministry for Social Justice, Peace, and Creation Care, The Mary Ward Centre, and the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada. It was developed in response to Canada’s Voluntary National Review (VNR) prepared for the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in July 2023.

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About Our Report

Our report is informed by current policies, research, and the experience of frontline and grassroots organizations, including youth voices. It focuses on the COVID-19 experiences of youth and migrant workers.

Using intersectional and equity lenses, we are attentive to the voices of people most impacted by pandemic disruptions, seeking to learn from their experiences and insights.

These experiences point to troublesome patterns found in intersections between SDG 1 (poverty), SDG 3 (good health and wellbeing), SDG 4 (quality education), SDG 5 (gender equality), SDG 8 (decent work), SDG 10 (reduced inequalities), and SDG 11 (infrastructure – housing).

Our report also argues that climate change has had, and will continue to have, similarly disruptive impacts on individual lives, society, and the economy. These parallels urge us to learn lessons from the pandemic so that we might respond more effectively and fairly to the climate crisis.

CSJ Ministry for Social Justice, Peace, and Creation Care

The Mary Ward Centre

Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada

Other Resources

The Canadian government Voluntary National Review report, including a summary of the main messages

UN High-Level Political Forum, 2023

Out of deep respect for those who have cared for these lands since time immemorial, we are committed to tread lightly on the land, protect water as sacred, and affirm our desire for right relations with all Indigenous Peoples. - From our CSJ Land Acknowledgement

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