The SDG Hub

After four years, the SDG Hub concluded in 2023! Scroll to the bottom to view our highlights video.

To view our SDG Hub YouTube playlist, please visit here.

Meet the 2023 SDG Hub Alumni!

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Meet the 2023 SDG Hub Mentors!

Each year, the SDG Hub recruits three young professionals to mentor the youth and support the program. Our mentors are change-makers and leaders in their community who volunteer their time to provide resources, knowledge, and guidance.

Ganiyat Sadiq

Ganiyat Sadiq (she/her) is an advocate that has been recognized in ACGC’s Top 30 Under 30. She aims to establish substantial solutions to address growing political and social inequity through the facilitation of purposeful conversations with policy-makers, institutions and citizens. These interests are reflective of the @IAmXMovement, a social community founded by Ganiyat that seeks to raise awareness of the injustices faced by Black, Indigenous and Racialized individuals, as well as providing a safe space to share their experiences. She also co-founded and serves as the President of the Black Inclusion Association, a novel non-profit that aims to achieve equity and social justice for Black Albertans.

Currently, Ganiyat is a fifth year student in the Honours Political Science Program and the International Relations Program at the University of Calgary. See Ganiyat’s Top 30 Under 30 profile here.

Trent Daley

Trent Daley (he/him) has called Edmonton home since 2011 and is a 2020 graduate from the University of Alberta having completed a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Sociology. Trent was awarded the ACGC Top 30 Under 30 for 2022. Trent received an appointment for the Anti-Racism Advisory Committee to the City of Edmonton in February 2020 and served as Vice-Chair in 2021. He is the current Vice President for the Alberta Hate Crimes Committee.

During his free time, Trent enjoys walks in the river valley with his wife, Maria, and sons, Ilyas and Yusuf, and daughter, Ranya. See Trent’s Top 30 Under 30 profile here.

Krisha Quiambao

Krisha Quiambao (she/her) works toward strengthening health systems to protect against emerging global challenges. Having spent part of her childhood in the Philippines, Krisha understands the need for greater access to health care on a global scale. As both a researcher and an advocate, Krisha focuses on improving health equity, both locally and globally.

Krisha is a Master of Public Health graduate from the University of Alberta. She was one of ACGC’s Top 30 Under 30s in 2020. See Krisha’s Top 30 Under 30 profile here.

Youth Creating Strong Community and Growing Through Service

Who participated in The Hub?

Alberta youth (aged 15-24) from all different walks of like were invited to join the SDG Hub. All have different life trajectories and are from a wide array of education background: engineering, public policy, nursing, and law just to mention a few. 

What was The Hub’s mission and program?

Over the course of the year, from June to March, ACGC and our valued mentors supported the participants in bringing their ideas to life. We also held regular sessions for these young people to deeply engage with the SDGs, connect with one another, network with our partners and support them in getting access to different personal and professional development opportunities.

What were the benefits?

The Hub helped young people in Alberta fulfill the mandate of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Hub was a space for young Albertan residents to meet and engage in a meaningful dialogue, collaborate, and take action in their communities on issues they are passionate about. The youth also had a chance to develop personal and employment-related skills, learn from mentors, and increase their awareness of the benefit of serving their communities.

2022-2023 Program Updates

10 new participants were introduced to our program. The SDG Hub now has a total of 13 members. An in-person retreat was held in Edmonton from September 23-25. 7 youth and 1 mentor participated in total. The retreat consisted of various professional workshops: how to set goals using SMART method, problem solution tree. Youth learned about the SDGs, which led to some in depth conversation about the SDGs and global/local development. The youth also had time to brainstorm and think through their projects. Youth received a volunteer action plan to help provide structure to developing their projects. Lastly, artist and former ACGC staff member Zainab Azhar did a workshop with students about using art to understand global development.

June 2022

This month kicked off our fifth cohort of the SDG Hub, a Canada Service Corps project. Youth are currently brainstorming community volunteering/project ideas. 

October 2022

Youth were matched with mentors (who are all excellent role models) and have begun one on one meetings with mentors. 

November 2022 

The social Media campaign for the SDG Hub began on November 25th. All SDG Hub members had their bios and pictures on the ACGC website highlighting their passions. Many youth were working on volunteer projects, with the guidance of their mentors, that will be making a difference in their communities.

December – March 2023

Over these months, youth took part in a variety of professional development activities to craft professional skills. Youth took part in a series of webinars and concluded the year with a goodbye dinner.

April 2023

The SDG Hub officially concluded after five cohorts! See the video below for a recap of the last four years.

The SDG Hub was generously funded by Canada Service Corps, a national movement that empowers youth aged 15–30 to gain experience and build important skills while giving back to their community. Learn more.