Time Name Speakers Organization Language
11:00 AM - 11:05 AM (EST)Conference Opening- MC - Chúk Odenigbo, Founding Director and Director of Ancestral Services, Future Ancestors Services
 EN, FR
11:05 AM - 11:15 AM (EST)Land Acknowledgement- Hwiemtun (Fred Roland), Cultural Ambassador for Cowichan Tribes, Director of the Sacred Cedar Centre, Duncan BC
 EN, FR
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM (EST)Opening Remarks- The Honourable - Karina Gould, Minister of Families Children and Social Development of Canada
- Dr. Vivek Goel, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Waterloo
 EN, FR
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EST)Driving Shifts for Climate Action in Canada- Moderator - Jasveen Brar, Co-Executive Director, Youth Climate Lab
- Chris Hendersen, Executive Director - President, Indigenous Clean Energy - Lumos Energy
- Alain Bourque, Executive Director, Ouranos
- Janhabi Nandy, Climate Change Secretariat, Environment and Climate Change Canada
 EN, FR
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)In conversation with Minister Gould- The Honourable - Karina Gould, Minister of Families Children and Social Development of Canada
- MC - Chúk Odenigbo, Founding Director and Director of Ancestral Services, Future Ancestors Services
- Nidhu Jagoda, Network Coordinator, SDSN Youth Canada
 EN, FR
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)SDGs in Canada Roundtable - Where do the SDGs help us unlock progress?- Moderator - Michelle Baldwin, Senior Advisor, Transformation, Community Foundations of Canada
- Denise Amyot, President and CEO, Colleges and Institutes Canada
- James Blair, Indigenous Youth
- Jean Martel, Sustainability coach, Evol
 EN, FR
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)Systems Change in Local Government – Mayors Panel- Moderator - Alex Lidstone, Executive Director, Climate Caucus
- Jyoti Gondek, Mayor, City of Calgary
- Berry Vrbanovic, Mayor, City of Kitchener
- Michelle Staples, Mayor, City of Duncan
 EN, FR
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)SDG Youth Awards - Presented by the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation- MC - Chúk Odenigbo, Founding Director and Director of Ancestral Services, Future Ancestors Services
- Noor Tajik, Sustainability Support, President's Office, University of Regina
- Sandra Kuhar
 EN, FR
Time Name Speakers Organization Language
11:00 AM - 11:05 AM (EST)Opening and Welcome- MC - Chúk Odenigbo, Founding Director and Director of Ancestral Services, Future Ancestors Services
 EN, FR
11:05 AM - 11:15 AM (EST)Land Acknowledgement- Jean Becker, Associate Vice-President, Indigenous Relations, University of Waterloo
 EN, FR
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM (EST)Canada’s National Strategy for the SDGs- Olivier Bullion, Director SDG Unit, Employment and Social Development Canada (EDSC)
 EN, FR
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EST)50 Years in the Environmental Movement – A Retrospective Look - Opening Remarks (10 mins) - The Honourable - Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change of Canada (Video Message)
- Moderator - Dr. Jean Andrey, Dean of the Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo
- Anne-Josée Laquerre, Executive Director and Cofounder, Québec Net Positive
- Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands and Parliamentary Leader of the Green Caucus, House of Commons | Chambre des communes
- Dr. Robert Gibson, Professor, School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, University of Waterloo
 EN, FR
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)Networking Break - Presented by Community Foundations of Canada   
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)SDGs Financing: Next Steps for Building Back Better- Andrea Dicks, President, Community Foundations of Canada
- Moderator - Dr. Olaf Weber, Professor & University Research Chair, University of Waterloo
- Narinder Dhami, Executive Lead, New Power Labs & Managing Partner, Marigold Capital
 EN, FR
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)Re-Imagining the Leave No One Behind pledge of the 2030 Agenda – Presented by the British Columbia Council for International Cooperation and VIDEA - Moderator - Dr. Zosa De Sas Kropiwnicki-Gruber, Policy Director and Gender Specialist, The British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC)
- Katelynne Herchak, Manager of Indigenous Governance and Decolonial Practices & Policy, VIDEA
- Aspen Ho, Student, Simon Fraser University
- Lilianna Coyes-Loiselle, Manager of Indigenous Youth Engagement and Reconciliation, VIDEA
- Aniqah Zowmi, Community Engagement and Gender Equality Specialist, Ontario Council for International Cooperation
 EN, FR
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)A Roadmap Forward for the SDGs in Canada- Margaret Biggs, Matthews Fellow in Global Public Policy, Queen’s University
- John McArthur, Director of the Center for Sustainable Development, Brookings Institution
 EN, FR
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (EST)Workshop: Digital Advocacy for Climate Activism – Presented by Artists for Real Climate Action (ARCA)- Moderator - Sandy Crawley, Host/Moderator, Founding Member of Artists for Real Climate Action
- Lisa Robertson, Award-winning filmmaker, Founding Member of Artists for Real Climate Action
- Gord Rand, Actor, playwright and filmmaker, Founding Member of Artists for Real Climate Action
- Liisa Repo-Martell, Award-winning stage and screen actor, Founding Member of Artists for Real Climate Action
 EN, FR
Time Name Speakers Organization Language
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM (EST)SDG Teaching Community of Practice School of Environment Enterprise and DevelopmentEN, FR
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM (EST)Canada Collaborating Globally on the SDGs Colleges and Institutes CanadaEN
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM (EST)Towards a collective roadmap to accelerate the SDGs in Quebec  Accélérer 2030EN, FR
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM (EST)Sustainable Justice Centre for International Sustainable Development LawEN
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM (EST)Canadian Colleges and Institutes collaborating for Social ImpAct: Together Farther! Colleges and Institutes CanadaEN
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EST)Reimagining SDG#4 - Quality Education from a Youth Perspective The Atlantic Council for International CooperationEN
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EST)Connecting SDGs with Impact Tracking Centre for Social InnovationEN
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EST)A Call for Reflection and Brainstorming on Decolonizing Methodologies for Sustainability University of WaterlooEN
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM (EST)Just|Green|Cities - Integrating the SDGs into Municipal Infrastructure Decision Making Partners for Action, Windfall Ecology Centre & Possibilian VenturesEN
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM (EST)Teaching and Learning with the SDGs: Educators and students driving transformational change in academic settings The British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC) and RCEN (Canadian Environmental Network)EN
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EST)Sustainability and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Coalition for the Human Rights of Indigenous PeoplesEN
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EST)Reflecting on SDG Reporting in Higher Education Institutions McGill UniversityEN, FR
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EST)Canadian Leadership in SDGs in International Development Canadian Association of International Development ProfessionalsEN
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM (EST)Building a better future: youth engagement for the SDGs Employment and Social Development CanadaEN, FR
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM (EST)SDG Localization and VLRs in Northern Ontario Algoma UniversityEN
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM (EST)Sustainability Storytelling ReImagine17EN

* Agenda subject to change