What Are The SDGs and Why Do They Matter


In 2015, Canada adopted the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We are committed as a country to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all, with targets to be reached by 2030. Philanthropy has an important role to play in helping Canada reach the SDGs. Over the next year, PFC will be working closely with members and partners to help you use the SDGs as a framework for your grantmaking. Using this common framework will effectively align philanthropy, government and business to tackle some of the most important issues across the country and the world.

Resources to Learn More About the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


If you want to know more about philanthropy’s role, read Why Philanthropy Should Care by Alliance Magazine, December 2015.

If you would like to learn more about each goal and how it may apply to your grantmaking, consult the Global Affairs webiste.

View this free recorded webinar from Grant Space: How to connect your work to the sustainable development goals.

Visit the Council on Foundations‘s website to learn more about Getting Started with the Sustainable Development Goals.

Use this simple online tool to translate your strategic priorities into an SDG-compatible framework consisting of the relevant goal(s), targets, and indicators that are universally comparable from SDGFunders.org.

Read Mobilizing Canadian leadership on global sustainable development on the Policy Options website.


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