Activating civic engagement through the creation of youth-led volunteer projects that advance Canada's implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  

This programme is working towards:

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  • Act as the focal person for the project in your region for Generation SDG;

  • Identify like-minded community organizations with similar objectives and recommend ways to engage them in the project activities;

  • Coordinate training activities in consultation with the team to enhance knowledge and skills  among targeted youth, engaging subject-matter experts as appropriate. 



Implemented through partnerships with Eastern Ontario District School Boards and other youth-serving organizations, 60 diverse youth, aged 14-17 years, create service initiatives that address relevant issues they have identified in their local communities.

Guiding the development of their service initiatives, youth participate in four experiential training retreats and access resources and mentorship opportunities, which equip them with the skills and knowledge needed to make a positive impact in their community.


Together, these 60 young leaders use their enhanced understanding and appreciation for the SDGs to raise awareness, generate concern, and support youth action. 





  • Develop leadership and entrepreneurial  skills in Canadian youth

  • Promote civic engagement among Canadian youth through meaningful committed service opportunities so that young people gain valuable skills that will benefit them in life and work while making a difference in their community

  • Enhance youth’s readiness for leadership roles and community participation through service projects aligned to community issues they are passionate about

  • Raise awareness, generate concern, and support youth action on the SDGs



The Generation SDG Summit was a huge success. On February 15th 2020, the SDG Ambassadors came together and showed great passion for the Sustainable Development Goals in a way where all local leaders and community supporters were inspired to take action of their own.


Paving the path for a brighter and more sustainable future, it is clear to see that our community is in good hands. The Generation SDG Summit displayed the collaboration of dedicated change makers, community leaders, and local partners with the hopes of creating meaningful solutions for pertaining issues in our community. Thank you to those who came out!



See what our SDG Ambassadors think about the SDGs:

Through empathy-based and leadership skills training, youth from across Eastern Ontario are being equipped to develop and implement projects that respond to pressing issues in their local communities.


These talented youth will then collectively empower 600 of their peers to also take action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

See our changemakers in action as they lead sustainable initiatives in their communities, live on the Dashboard:


SDG Impact Mentors have the unique opportunity to relate their knowledge and leadership skills to volunteer projects developed by SDG Ambassadors, and contribute to a positive societal impact. In addition, Mentors are able to:​

  • serve as a role model and advisor for young talented youth, from leading high schools and youth-serving organizations in Ottawa and surrounding regions, who have a passion for creative thinking

  • network with our subject matter experts, community leaders and other SIMs from a variety of industries and backgrounds

  • gain exclusive access to UNA-Canada’s professional development, skills training workshops and events.

Would you like to be a mentor or ambassador in Generation SDG? Applications to come out soon!
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Dzifa Binka at [email protected]

 The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership.

Click here to learn more about SDGs.


L'association canadienne pour les Nations Unies offre des programmes diversifiés à travers le Canada et à l'international qui avancent notre mandat de cultiver des citoyens du monte. Votre participation et soutien sont essentiels à notre travail et toujours appréciés. 

Numéro d'enregistrement de notre organisme de bienfaisance: 11927-6855 RR0001


Numéro téléphone:  (613) 232-5751

Adresse électronique: [email protected]

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