SDSN Canada is pleased to announce the launch of a new toolkit for students interested in taking action on their campus for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Developed by ReImagine17 (with support from SDSN Canada), Mobilizing Youth for the Sustainable Development Goals captures key insights, case studies, and advice for students looking to advance the SDGs in their campus community. Through a combination of resources, examples, and reflective activities, the toolkit introduces the SDG Alliance model, a unique approach for student-led SDG action that focuses on youth leadership and interdisciplinary, cross-campus collaboration. The toolkit draws from the experiences and best practices of student SDG leaders at the University of British Columbia, University of Calgary, Université Laval, and University of Waterloo.
ReImagine17 (RE17) is a newly founded, youth-led non-profit working to reimagine sustainable development through interdisciplinary collaboration. Its goal is to amplify youth action on the SDGs through facilitating spaces for knowledge-sharing, program development, and advocacy. ReImagine17 was created in response to a growing need for collaboration and coordination between student-led sustainability initiatives on Canada's university campuses, a need for student diversity in the Canadian SDG movement, and a desire to break down silos limiting progress on the SDGs.
In addition to Mobilizing Youth, ReImagine17 has created the RE17 Buddy System, an initiative to help connect students interested in starting a new SDG Alliance with an established SDG Alliance. The RE17 Buddy System focuses on peer-to-peer support as well as hosting workshops and resource sharing on how to run a successful alliance.
SDSN Canada is excited to continue to work with ReImagine17 and looks forward to collaborating to create more opportunities for youth leadership on the SDGs.