Jon Beale

Manager of SDSN Canada
Jon Beale
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Twitter: @SDSNCanada
Website: SDSN Canada

Jon Beale is the Manager of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) of Canada, hosted by the School of Environment, Enterprise and Business (SEED) at the University of Waterloo. SDSN Canada is part of a global movement to build a network of universities, colleges, and knowledge institutions working together to create practical solutions to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. SDSN Canada is focused on four key thematic areas for Canada: Education and Training for Sustainable Development, Sustainable and Inclusive Cities, Canada’s Energy-Climate Nexus, and Doing Justice to Life on Land and Below Water.

Jon’s experience comes from a variety of community and economic development roles, ranging from working with farmer cooperatives in Zambia, tourism and climate change research with Indigenous communities in Labrador, and economic development consulting with municipal leaders throughout North America.


  • M.Sc. - Development Management, London School of Economics
  • B.A. (Hons.) - Economics, Queen's University