Canada’s municipalities stand at the forefront of major disruptions and transformations facing our communities. From adapting infrastructure needs in a changing climate to social justice reforms, and addressing the mental health crisis brought on during Covid-19, these challenges and many more are strongly connected through the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals. In this context, municipal leaders must work to transform the aspiration of the SDGs into durable commitments to action.
This panel will explore what systems change in local government can and should be and what kind of opportunities the SDGs present to unlock progress on major sustainability challenges in our communities.
- Jyoti Gondek, Mayor, City of Calgary
- Berry Vrbanovic, Mayor, City of Kitchener
- Michelle Staples, Mayor, City of Duncan