BPW Canada 2018-2020 SDG Commitment Project

A project by Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW Canada)

BPW's SDG Project looks at how local clubs from all across Canada bring awareness to the SDGs based on their specific provincial and geographical needs.
Formed in 1930, The Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women is a non-profit that works to improve the economic, social and employment conditions of Canadian working women. We provide an environment to develop business and leadership potential enabling members to build skills, create networks and friendships. A member of The International Federation (BPWI), with General Consultative Status at the UN Economic and Social Council, BPW Canada has networks in over 95 countries worldwide.

BPW Canada has been recognized for past projects such as, the Women's Empowerment Principles, Equal Pay awareness, anti-human trafficking and violence against women. Our mission is to develop the professional, business and leadership potential of women in Canada through education, awareness, advocacy and mentoring within a supportive network.

Through our International affiliation as well as our mission, we have engaged in a project for September 2018 – April 2020 to create an awareness for the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs. The aim is to bring an understanding of the challenges and solutions to everyone. We have requested each club to look at their program for the coming year and review the SDG affected by their planned awareness, project, speaker or event. Clubs have communicated this information to their members, the public and the National Board who is in turn notifying our International body.

The overall plan of this project is to create a commitment to obtaining the SDG goals and bring awareness to the challenges still ahead. The clubs can then create resolutions calling upon government to address the gaps and employ solutions as needed to reach these goals.

So far, this project has resulted in an increased awareness of the SDGs with members and the public at the club level. The Next step is to have clubs create their next program around all the SDGs.

About the Organization /Team

BPW Canada’s National Board is made up of 8 executive members and 8 provincial representatives. BPW Canada President Linda Davis developed the project as part of her Women Strong, She for She theme for her 2018-2020 term. The SDG project is chaired by First Vice President Caval Olson-Lepage. Each local club President is in charge of creating events and workshops around the 17 SDGs and reporting to Caval. Our membership is broad with women representing a wide variety of professions and backgrounds.
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Realated SDGs