Volunteering and
the SDGS

Volunteering and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to mobilize global efforts to improve social, economic and environmental conditions around the world. Canada is one of 193 member states that agreed to work towards achieving these goals by 2030. Volunteer Canada has adopted the goals because volunteering is an essential vehicle to help us tackle some of the pressing challenges facing the world.

The Sustainable Development Goals and The Volunteer Factor

NEW! With our shared interests and mandates to strengthen volunteerism, Volunteer Canada and Employment and Social Development Canada are collaborating to increase volunteering to help achieve the SDGs. 

We began exploring the link between volunteering and the SDGs by analyzing existing data on volunteering, putting the goals in the Canadian context and gathering input from key stakeholders. 


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