Colleges and Institutes Canada

Further action on sustainability

In January, we launched a nation-wide call for institutions to sign the SDG Accord. The Accord inspires, celebrates, and advances the critical role of education in delivering on the SDGs. As signatories, we maximize the impact of our efforts, share knowledge, commit to doing more, and hold each other accountable.

Since formally adopting the SDGs as the guiding principles of our strategic plan and signing the SDG Accord in 2020, our first report on the SDGs highlights how each one of our programs and partnerships advance the SDGs, in Canada and abroad.

While everything we do is tied to at least one SDG, the report focuses on key goals that have inspired our strategic plan: Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG 8), Reduced Inequalities (SDG 10), Gender Equality (SDG 5), Climate Action (SDG 13), and Quality Education (SDG 4).

We also launched the brand-new ImpAct Internships stream of Career-Launcher to help employers address labour shortages, diversify their workforce, and strengthen their industry while creating work opportunities for students and graduates that contribute to Canada’s 2030 SDG Agenda!