The United Nations has developed 17 sustainable development goals to achieve a better future for all. Some of them are as follows: No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Good Health and Well-being, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Clean Water & Sanitation, and Climate Action.
Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services provides services and addresses systemic inequities to improve health outcomes for the most vulnerable immigrants, refugees, and their communities. Programs and Services include primary care, food programs, community programs, The Green Access Program, LGBTQ+ programs, and settlement services.
The Adolescent Data Portal features a focused selection of key indicators on Health and Nutrition, Education and Learning, Protection, and Transition to Work.
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 10 million people who take injustice personally. They are campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all.
The BC Refugee Hub works in partnership with the BC government to provide refugees with a one-stop hub for all information and resources available to better support refugees residing in BC.
The BC Refugee Hub is easy to navigate and browse, filled with a variety of information on programs, services and publications related to refugees in British Columbia.
Canadians are taking action, in partnership with Afghan women, toward improving conditions of human rights, ending women’s oppression, and providing opportunities for Afghan women to live their lives with dignity, certainty and purpose.
If countries had equal rights for their LGBTQ+ citizens this visualization would not exist. The rainbow flag i sused to portray to what extent different dimensions of queer life are disregarded by state regulations.
Genocide Watch exists to predict, prevent, stop, and punish genocide and other forms of mass murder. They seek to raise awareness and influence public policy concerning potential and actual genocide. Their purpose is to build an international movement to prevent and stop genocide.
In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals (officially known as the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs). These goals have the power to create a better world by 2030, by ending poverty, fighting inequality and addressing the urgency of climate change.
The Global Hive Toolkit is designed to assist the efforts of public engagement practitioners working in Canada: NGO staff, volunteers, international development workers, teachers, youth, campaigners, activists, artists, policy makers – in short, everyone who works to engage others on global issues.
Global Majority works with students, young and old alike to train them in nonviolent conflict resolution.
Global Majority is a collective term that first and foremost speaks to and encourages those so-called to think of themselves as belonging to the global majority. It refers to people who are Black, Asian, Brown, dual-heritage, indigenous to the global south, and or have been racialized as 'ethnic minorities'.
"The term ‘people of colour’ centers whiteness even as it attempts to be an affirming identity label for non-white people. The term ‘people of the global majority’ (acronym: PGM) is a much more affirming and inclusive alternative." - Daniel Lim
The LGBTQ+ Travel Guide mitigates the challenge faced by The LGBTQ+ community in finding a place to travel amidst varying LGBTQ+ acceptance, laws and protections around the globe. This set of travel guides was designed to provide readers with a brief overview of each country, including some of the most popular destinations and attractions. Depicted are best times to visit, events and tours available, and up-to-date insights on LGBTQ+ laws and protections in each country.
MCAF aids in the settlement of newcomers and immigrants by offering programs and services that promote diversity and inclusion. These programs and services address everything from language services to resettlement.
ProLiteracy operates around the globe to provide adult literacy instruction to those who would not otherwise have access to basic education.
They help LGBTQI+ people escape state-sponsored violence.
ACG works toward ending poverty and achieving a peaceful and healthy world with dignity and full participation for all.
There is a significant gap between the ‘North’ and ‘South’. There is substantial evidence that inequality between the world’s richest and poorest countries is widening. In 1820 western Europe's per capita income was three times bigger than Africa’s but by 2000 it was thirteen times as big. In addition, in 2013, Oxfam reported that the richest 85 people in the world owned the same amount of wealth as the poorest half of the population. This resource is a guide to these concepts.
Together Alberta was created to demonstrate how Albertans are working towards sustainable development in Canada and around the world. This website shares a diverse collection of stories about the inspiring sustainable development work being done by Albertans and Alberta-based organizations.
Trip Whistle Global SOS is an app designed for travellers seeking safety in foreign countries by providing the 70 emergency contacts of all 196 countries. Along with emergency contacts, the app shares your exact location with emergency respondents, family and friends.
VIDEA is committed to ending global poverty and creating a more just and equitable world.
"Describing someone as a visible minority situates whiteness as the reference standard and the norm by which all people are judged. It is a term of disempowerment that promotes the othering of racialized peoples and implies subordination to white power structures." - Sachin Maharaj, Toronto Star
The World Bank Group is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. Its five institutions share a commitment to reducing poverty, increasing shared prosperity, and promoting sustainable development.
The World's Largest Lesson promotes use of the Sustainable Development Goals in learning so that children can contribute to a better future for all.
Zooniverse is a platform in which volunteers from around the world come together to assist professional researchers. The platform allows for datasets and discoveries that are used by the wider research community. There is no specialized background or expertise to participate in any projects.
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This by-youth report provides an in-depth insight into youth engagement for global citizenship, including how educators, community organizations, and multi-level government actors can support Alberta youth in their global citizenship education and action.
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