This year marks the 30th Anniversary of International Development Week in Canada happening from February 2 - 8, 2020.
Since 1990, this national event has celebrated how Canadians are taking on global challenges and making a difference both at home and around the world. It’s a chance to recognize, connect with and inspire one another as we work together toward a more just world for everyone.
This year’s theme Go For The Goals illustrates Canada’s commitment to moving forward in a collaborative and positive way toward a better world.
This way forward is the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This Agenda is a global plan of action aiming to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. While this Agenda involves ambitious goals, we can achieve them if we #GoForTheGoals together.
Join us at the official launch of International Development Week in Manitoba.
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
11:45 a.m. — 1:15 p.m.
Rotunda — Manitoba Legislative Building
- Greetings from the Government of Manitoba.
- The live premiere of “Who Does Your Body Belong To?” — a collaborative spoken word poem about gender equality, created by Manitoban high school students.
- Presentations from our member organizations and other international development actors on how Manitobans are working together to Go For The Goals.
Jules Stevenson, from Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School, and Juliana San Buenaventura, from Shaftesbury High School, weave together a powerful spoken word poem titled - “Who Does Your Body Belong To” - and will premiere the expressive piece highlighting the power of youth, gender equality, and the ownership of one’s body at the official Launch of International Development Week at the Manitoba Legislative Building.
GoForTheGoals by joining us at The Forks Canopy for an SDG themed puck shooting event on Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm and enter our Global Goals contest for your chance to win a $100 gift card to Mountain Equipment Co-op.
What Global Goal inspires you to #GoForTheGoals? Tell us for a chance to win a $100 gift card for Mountain Equipment Co-op! This year’s theme Go For The Goals illustrates Canada’s commitment to moving forward in a collaborative and positive way toward a better world.
Check out our updated Reading List for Global Citizens for entertaining, informative and inspiring books that you can find at your local library. Whether you’re passionate about food security, ending poverty, supporting women’s rights, protecting the environment, or still deciding what changes you want to see in the world, we hope these books will inspire you to take action.
What book makes you think globally? Tell us for a chance to win a $100 gift card for McNally Robinson Booksellers!