Sustainable Development Goals

In September 2015, the world came together in New York to adopt the 2030 Agenda, which seeks to end extreme poverty, inequality, and combat climate change by 2030.  Here, ACGC will provide resources to help you both understand the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) so you can take action in your community.  To learn more, visit the UN Sustainable Development Goals website, as well as the popular Global Goals campaign website.

ACGC is On The SDG Map: You Should be Too!

Register the actions you will take to raise awareness, accountability or impact for the SDGs on September 25. Groups and individual participants who are registered organizations will be part of the Action Partners. Actions selected will be featured at the at the Global Day Studio at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Find the details.

Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

This Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet, and prosperity.  It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom.  We recognize that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimension, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development.

Read the full text. 



Canada’s SDG Data Hub

Visit the Data Hub and explore how Canada is achieving the goals!

Statistics Canada is central focal point for reporting Canada’s data for the global SDG indicators and works as a co-ordinating body for the National Statistical System. Statistics Canada is responsible for the collection, collation, analysis, presentation and dissemination of data for regular monitoring of Canadian progress against the global indicators and has developed this on-line data hub for disseminating Canada’s SDG data.

Statistics Canada is continuing to examine data sources that may be useful for reporting on SDGs and over the coming months will continue to add data, statistics, and data visualization features. By clicking on each Goal you will find Canada’s Statistics for the Sustainable Development Goal


Atlas of the Sustainable Development Goals:  The World Bank

The Atlas is built around World Development Indicators 2017  — the World Bank’s compilation of statistics from over 200 economies about global development and the quality of people’s lives. For each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, selected indicators have been identified and visualized to analyze trends and challenges, and to stimulate discussion on measurement issues. You can browse the Atlas online here, or download it as a PDF. It is accompanied by interactive dashboards of SDG data and all the underlying data is available in the World Development Indicators database.

Courses on the SDGs

Teaching Sustainable Development Goals – Microsoft Course

This short course is designed for educators and all those who would like to teach children and young people about the Sustainable Development Goals, commonly known as the Global Goals. It is intended to support the teaching of the World’s Largest Lesson and all other efforts to educate and engage children and young people so that they support the Sustainable Development Goals and want to turn their support into action.

Do the online training on the Microsoft Educator Platform!  

Trainer’s guide for Localizing the SDGs. Learning Module 1

Download Training Module 

The Trainer’s guide for Localizing the SDGs is intended to provide information on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to local and regional governments, and their organizations or networks, and equip them with a series of strategies, skills and knowledge to localize them. This material (available in English and shortly to be released in Spanish) is being used in the framework of several learning sessions, which encourage participatory and group work and are promoting the exchange of ideas and experiences among local and regional governments, and other local stakeholders. If you are interested in participating or organizing a training session, please do not hesitate to contact:


Online Courses to Learn About the SDGs

ACGC has compiled a document with a long list of publicly available online courses related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Most of the courses are free, with an option for a paid certificate. ACGC is providing the resource for informational purposes only and does not endorse the content or quality of the listed courses. Visit each course page to learn about course delivery and expectations. Download the list of SDG courses here.

The Power to Decide:  The Role of Women in Creating a Sustainable Future

ACGC was pleased to have Dr. Alaa Murabit give our keynote address at ACGC’s Annual Conference in Edmonton in September 2016.  Hailing from Saskatchewan, Dr. Murabit is a medical doctor, a UN High-Level Commissioner on Health, Employment & Economic Growth, and one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals Advocates.

Listen to a podcast of her presentation.

Educational and Classroom Materials

17 Goals in 17 Weeks

ACGC has created a PowerPoint presentation to help teachers facilitate awareness about, and reflection upon the 17 Global Goals, over the course of 17 weeks! Each week, use the proposed question as journal writing or discussion prompt, and watch a video from an ACGC member organization working on that particular SDG.

Download the presentation in PDF

Download the presentation in MS PowerPoint

Transforming our schools, our province, our world: Poster

Alberta teachers can download a poster about the SDGs for classrooms, made by ACGC and the Alberta Teachers’ Association. 

English Poster (18 x 24 inches) Transforming Our Schools, Our Province, Our World

French Poster (18 x 24) Transformons Nos Ecoles, Notre Province, Notre Monde


The Global Goals:  Poster with Targets

This Poster from the Global Goals Campaign shows all the 17 SDGs and the individual targets.  This poster is A2 size, printing at 16.5 x 23.5 inches. 

Download the poster

Sustainable Development Goals Wheel!

ACGC has an ‘SDG Wheel’ and SDG placards to help educate audiences about the SDGs in a fun manner!  Contact ACGC at if yo u would like to borrow this for an event, of if you’d like ACGC to set up a display at your event!

World’s Largest Lesson

Be sure to check out The Worlds Largest Lesson for videos, lessons, comics, and more, all related to the SDGs!  





UNESCO Education for Sustainable Development Goals: Learning Objectives

The publication intends to guide readers on how to use education, and in particular ESD, in achieving the SDGs. It identifies learning objectives, suggests topics and learning activities for each SDG, and describes implementation on different levels from course design to national strategies. The document aims to support policy-makers, curriculum developers and educators in designing strategies, curricula and courses to promote learning for the SDGs.

Download the publication