Colleges and Institutes Canada

Helping Canada reach its Sustainable Development Goals

Recognizing that education is one of the most critical components of sustainable development, we inaugurated our new ImpAct initiative in February. This groundbreaking project is helping Canada make progress towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

With the support of the McConnell Foundation and the patronage of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, ImpAct helps to advance Canada’s commitment with three collaborative pan-Canadian projects. These initiatives help strengthen and scale up member institutions’ efforts to reduce barriers to access for vulnerable populations

  • support social entrepreneurship
  • improve campus sustainability

The project is managed in consultation with 23 members, through a President’s Advisory Committee, and with important input from a 20 member Student and Alumni Advisory Committee. Both met on several occasions this year, along with working groups on social entrepreneurship, campus sustainability and access.