ABOUT GENERATION SDG
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
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MEET OUR SDG AMBASSADORS!
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.
MEET OUR SDG IMPACT MENTORS!
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.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
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.