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What exactly does that stand for? With so many acronyms out there, it’s hard to keep up. Is it a financial institution? A disease? Actually, SDGs are ‘Sustainable Development Goals.’

What exactly does that stand for? With so many acronyms out there, it’s hard to keep up. Is it a financial institution? A disease? Actually, SDGs are ‘Sustainable Development Goals.’
In 2015, more than 190 world leaders committed to 17 ‘SDGs’ to help us all end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and fix climate change. While these goals may seem lofty, in fact our survival and that of our progeny depend upon striving to live by these goals. How can we, as individuals, contribute to a better world? Simply by letting our leaders know we need to implement policies that are compatible with the SDGs.
Canada has had a reputation for reaching the hardest to help those most at risk, but we are falling behind in our commitment. If Canada truly is back, let’s show the world by contributing more to International Aid.
Connie Lebeau
VICTORIA, BC