Advancing the SDGs in Peterborough | Nogojiwanong

What are the Sustainable Development Goals?
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable
future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty,
inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. The 17 Goals
are at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
In February 2019, KWIC, GreenUP, and Fleming Office of Sustainability host Peterborough's first multi-sector forum
on the SDGs: Understanding the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Canada’s Commitment and the Local Connection.
The forum opened with an understanding of Indigenous Knowledge as the 'origanal teachings of sustainability' and concluded
with 120 participants identifying five local key priorioty action areas for Peteborough/Nogojiwanong.
In July 2019, KWIC applied for Sustainable Development Goals Program Funding, in partnership with GreenUP, to build upon
the foundation established at this forum. This grant was awarded in March 2020.
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Feb 24th | 25th
Leaving No One Behind: Centering Indigenous Leadership and Diverse Perspectives
to Advance the Priority Sustainable Development Goals

We invite you to join us to learn together and deepen our understanding of advancing the SDGs with our community in a way that leaves no one behind and prioritizes Indigenous leadership for success in this work. Centering Indigenous Leadership and Diverse Perspectives to Advance the Sustainable Development Goals in Nogojiwanong/Peterborough is a free virtual forum designed to share and build on the collective work of over 100 community members on five local priority action areas to reach the 2030 targets:

SDG #1 No Poverty 

SDG # 4 Quality Education

SDG #6 Clean Water and Sanitization       

SDG #13 Climate Action

 and Prioritizing Indigenous Leadership.


Key Objectives:
1. Raising awareness and support of the 2030 Agenda;
2. Enhancing multi-stakeholder efforts by promoting partnership and
bridging efforts across sectors in support of the 2030 Agenda;
3. Ensuring that Canada’s progress on the 2030 Agenda leaves no
one behind, including vulnerable or marginalized groups; and,
4. Fostering and integrating Indigenous knowledge into approaches
and efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda.
Key Principles 
The SDG 2030 agenda “recognizes that the dignity of the individual is fundamental and the
goals and targets should be met for all nations and people and for all segments of society.” This
project is centred on ‘leaving no one behind’ as well as fostering and integrating Indigenous
knowledge into approaches and efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda.
Please register at event brite: 
Resouces: Attached
Partners: GreenUP logo