SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

UN SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Salt Spring Island Foundation

The Foundation came into existence in 1984, sixty years after the first Canadian community foundation was founded in Winnipeg. Colin Mouat, Richard Toynbee and Alan Pierce worked to establish the Foundation, inspired by the late John C. Lees, who encouraged its creation and made the first bequest to the Foundation through his estate. By the end of 2017, the fund has grown to over $7 million and has granted over $2 million to local charities.

Threshold Housing Society

Our vision is a community where all youth thrive. Threshold Housing Society works to prevent adult homelessness by providing safe housing, support services, and community to at-risk youth.

We serve at-risk youth experiencing homelessness, aging out of care, or fleeing violence in the home. Young adults who need a place to call home and people who believe in them. We offer safe housing, community and support to help youth make healthy choices and shift toward a brighter future.

 

Gertie: Gabriola's Community Bus Service

The purpose of the Gabriola Community Bus Foundation is to protect the environment for the benefit of the public by operating a community bus system on Gabriola Island.

Denman Housing Association

Denman Housing Association, a not-for-profit organization , will undertake the ‘Denman Green’ project with the primary purpose of meeting, at least in part, the affordable housing needs of the Denman Island working community.

The project will create a series of residential clusters of affordable rental units.

Cornerstone Landing

Cornerstone Landing Youth Services has been providing support to young people who have experienced or were at risk of Homelessness in Lanark County since 2011. Finding housing for young people has alwasy been a challenge as subsidized housing wait lists are 3-5 years long, landlords are reluctant to rent to young people and the cost of private market housing is often out of their budget.  Hence, Cornerstone Landing has offered rent subsidies to young people to enable them to afford housing. Many youth share accomodations to make it more affordable.

International Living Future Institute

The International Living Future Institute’s mission is to lead the transformation toward a civilization that is socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative. We are premised on the belief that providing a compelling vision for the future is a fundamental requirement for reconciling humanity’s relationship with the natural world.

Global Green

Global Green works to create green cities, neighborhoods, affordable housing, and schools to protect environmental health, improve livability, and support our planet's natural systems; to address climate change and create resilient and sustainable communities.

We create transformative model projects and advance new policies that help local governments, schools, and public agencies integrate sustainable design, clean energy, and water reduction measures and we help people reduce waste, live better, and act more sustainably today--and in the future.

Mary Robinson Foundation

The Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice is a centre for thought leadership, education and advocacy on the struggle to secure global justice for those people vulnerable to the impacts of climate change who are usually forgotten – the poor, the disempowered and the marginalised across the world.

It is a platform for solidarity, partnership and shared engagement for all who care about global justice, whether as individuals and communities suffering injustice or as advocates for fairness in resource-rich societies.

ZED Factory

Since 1999, ZED has been exclusively committed to low carbon building and development. Using tried and tested technologies, ZEDfactory creates designs that are stimulating and practical on a daily basis, yet distinctive, economic and reliable in the long term.

United Nations

Due to the powers vested in its Charter and its unique international character, the United Nations can take action on the issues confronting humanity in the 21st century, such as peace and security, climate change, sustainable development, human rights, disarmament, terrorism, humanitarian and health emergencies, gender equality, governance, food production, and more.