Local initiatives

The SDG framework provides an excellent opportunity for collaboration and we want to promote the growing number of initiatives that are raising awareness about the Sustainable Development Goals.

Vital Signs

Based on the SDGs and aligned with Community Foundations of Canada’s National Strategy. The Vital Signs initiative from the London Community Foundation (LCF) is the main example of a long-term effort to frame our most relevant issues using an SDG lens. The two main products are the biennial Vital Signs Report and the ongoing Vital Signs Conversations.

2018 Report Cover

A catalyst for change, Vital Signs inspires civic engagement, provides focus for public debate and inspires Londoners to dream of what London can be.

London Local Indicators

London Poverty Research Centre (LPRC) at King’s was commissioned by the London For All implementation team, led by the United Way Elgin Middlesex, to develop a framework based on the SDGs that can be used by different community partners to track progress of social, economic and environmental challenges in our city. Through a community-based approach, LPRC identified the initial set of local indicators based on 13 local documents and the input of 69 individuals from 41 organizations.

SDG leadership program

The local chapter of the u.lab global community started to use the SDG framework and brought together local leaders from health, education, social care, urbanism, technology, social finance, environment, gender equality, housing and many other sectors.

TheTheory U was developed by MIT Sloan School of Management Senior Lecturer Otto Scharmer and colleagues in order to create an action research platform at the intersection of science, consciousness, and profound social and organizational change.

Graphic recording of the Feb 20, 2020 session by Emma Richard

SDG Community Workshop

JP Bervoets, Vice President, Community Foundations of Canada, provides a high-level overview as to what the UN SDGs are and why they’re important at the local, national and international level. Recorded 2018-06-08 at Innovation Works, London, Ontario, Canada.

City Symposium 2019-2020

In the 2019-2020 series, each event addressed one of the SDGs. Each event features four speakers: an artist, a researcher, a civil servant, and an activist. Each speaker has 12 minutes to tell us about what they are working on and how you can be a part of it.