Sustainable Development Goals Alliance

Mission Statement

The Sustainable Development Goals Alliance is a supportive community of student groups. Students collaborate with other clubs to solve sustainability issues on local and global levels. Together, member club's initiatives achieve greater reach and impact. Members are also consulted on the development of institutional sustainability programs and strategies and play an important role in making sustainability part of the campus experience. The SDGA's mission is to amplify youth voices and action towards building a more sustainable world, which we act on through our three core pillars:

  • To encourage multidisciplinary collaboration, networking, and the transfer of ideas, experiences, and perspectives through Student Engagement 
  • To increase knowledge and build capacity to address local and global issues related to sustainable development through Community Training
  • To raise awareness and calls to action on local and global issues, on campus and in the community, through Regional Advocacy 



SDG Summit

Gain skills and knowledge of the SDGs to put your ideas into action through the SDGA's annual training conference. Stay connected on social media to keep up to date on this year’s conference. Questions about the Summit? Email


Storytelling the SDGs

Interested in international development? Unsure where to start? What role can students play? Join the SDGA's annual speaker series during International Development Week. Through the creative medium of storytelling, this event explores thought-provoking conversations on equity, social justice, and sustainability in the development sphere.


Sustainability Leadership Innovation Program (SLIP)

Do you have an idea to engage the campus and community with sustainability and the SDGs? Join the inaugural cohort of SLIP to get matched with a mentor and seed funding to transform your idea into action. Stay tuned for more details for Fall 2021.

Get involved



  • Exchange ideas, lessons learned and best practices.
  • Discover opportunities for cross-promotion and partnership.
  • Strengthen funding applications, project management processes, event planning and promotion through guidance and support from the Office of Sustainability and other alliance members.
  • Host club meetings, workshop and events at the Sustainability Resource Centre at no cost.
  • Connect with other students, faculty, staff and community members working to address similar issues.

How to join

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Contact the SDGA

The SDGA is always looking for new ways to build support for sustainable development on campus and in the community. Contact them if you have an idea to share.

Our Resources

View this section to explore previous works, including articles, case studies, graphic recordings and more.

AASHE Case Study

Leveraging student leadership to build campus capacity for Sustainable Development Goals implementation: a case study on the University of Calgary’s Sustainable Development Goals Alliance.

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Storytelling the SDGs 2019

Sustainable Development Goals Alliance event prompts deep discussion from panellists, community members, students

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