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August 2019 Newsletter

Welcome to LBG Canada

Making Global Goals Local Business– September 9th-10th, Toronto

Join the United Nations Global Compact and Global Compact Network Canada this fall in Toronto, for a two-day conference that brings together local and global leaders from business, community and government to catalyze collective action and impact the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The conference will serve as a platform to foster multi-stakeholder dialogues, and explore innovative solutions to accelerate the SDGs in Canada.

Click here to access the conference agenda and to register.


CALL TO ACTION: Employees Teach the Global Goals

Created in collaboration with the World’s Largest Lesson, IMPACT2030’s open-source toolkit, Employees Teach the Global Goals takes employees into the classroom to help empower the next generation to make a positive change in our world by teaching them about the Sustainable Development Goals.

Getting involved is easy!

  1. Download the lesson plan
  2. Recruit your employee volunteers
  3. Engage a local school
  4. Teach the SDGs!

To learn more about the program, please click here.

The Sustainable Development Goals and the Volunteer Factor

Our friends at Volunteer Canada have begun to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals because volunteering is an essential vehicle to help us tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing the world today.

As one of their first initiatives, Volunteer Canada and Employment and Social Development Canada collaborated on a brand new report: The Sustainable Development Goals and the Volunteer Factor.

The report aims to increase volunteering to help achieve the SDGs. With increased knowledge gained from this report, the public, private and not-for-profit sectors will be better positioned to:

  • Promote specific types of volunteer opportunities that align with each goal
  • Build the capacity of organizations to recruit volunteers to work towards the goals.
  • Focus on the impact of volunteering to help achieve each goal.
  • And more!

To download the full report, please click here.

Thriving Communities & Lasting Relationships – The Co-op Community Spaces Program

This month, LBG Canada shines a spotlight on the Co-op Community Spaces Program.

A capital funding program developed to support non-profit, charitable organizations and projects that look to bring people together and help build community.

To read the spotlight and learn more, please click here.



LBG Canada in the Community!

LBG Canada companies are doing cool things in community, check out these recent examples!

NOVA Chemicals announces enhanced long-term sustainability commitments

NOVA Chemicals has announced its enhanced long-term sustainability commitments, furthering the company’s mission to be a leader in innovation, enabling its customers and the communities where they operate live healthier, easier and safer lives.

The 2018 Sustainability Report offers six strategic commitments that underpin its new vision.

Click here to read the full report.

First West announces 2019 Foundation grant recipients

Investing in community programming is the heart of First West Credit Union. Click here to learn more about the 2019 grant recipients for Valley First, Island Savings, Envision Financial and Enderby & District Financial.


International Corner – Creating Diverse & Inclusive Business: The Evolution of Employee Resource Groups

In this two-part series on employee networks and inclusion, Realized Worth explores the role of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) in shaping corporate culture, and offers tips on how companies can integrate employee activism with day-to-day business activities.

Click here to read part one of the series.


Important Dates

September 12th – The LBG Model & Impact Measurement FrameworkRegister me!

September 26th – Getting Started with LBG CanadaRegister me!

November 26th-27th – SROI Accreditation Training in CalgaryRegister me!