We are pleased to announce that Together 2018: Collaboration, Innovation and the Sustainable Development Goals—the second annual, internationally recognized symposium dedicated to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—will be hosted in fall 2018 in Edmonton, Alberta in partnership with University of Alberta International.

Building on the foundation of partnership, innovation, and cross-sector collaboration, Together 2018 calls on delegates to explore their role in advancing the SDGs in Canada and around the world. This symposium will examine Canada’s progress on achieving the SDGs, acknowledge new leaders that have joined the movement, and identify innovative ways to tackle the 2030 Agenda.

In 2017 Canada launched the Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP), which seeks to reduce extreme poverty and build a more peaceful, inclusive and prosperous world using a feminist lens. The policy recognizes that promoting gender equality and empowering women and girls will create a more prosperous society. Together 2018 will have a particular focus on Goal 5: Gender Equality.


Together 2018 will enable attendees to develop their roles as leaders in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the SDGs both within Canada and abroad through opportunities to:

  • Learn about current work by all levels of government, civil society, and the private sector, leveraging regional and global knowledge to strengthen relationships and present new possibilities for increased collective impact;
  • Share good practices and lessons learned between organizations, institutions, communities and individuals, including methods and tools for effective research and policy work;
  • Create new partnerships and forward-thinking solutions for the achievement of the SDGs, looking at possibilities and opportunities both locally and globally;
  • Measure progress on the SDGs and report that progress on a periodic basis;
  • Advance together using the knowledge, skills, tools and networks gained in your communities and organizations.

More information about the Together 2018 Symposium coming soon!

We work towards ending poverty and achieving a peaceful and healthy world, with dignity and full participation for all.