The Give Me 5 Campaign Goes to Montreal Canada! SDG Youth Training at Concordia University

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(New York)– The Give Me Five Campaign was humbled to be invited by  Steve Lee and his colleagues at the  Foundation for Environmental Stewardship (FES) to lead a Sustainable Development Goal  (SDG) student training at prestigious Concordia University on March 22nd! The training was also made possible by the fantastic group  Engineers Without Borders” (EWB)whose student chapter at Concordia worked with a level of professionalism and dedication comparable to any international organization. The Give Me 5 campaign would like to personally thank Concordia University, Faculty, FES, EWB, and the students who made this event possible!

Austin Schiano, Partnerships Director for Give Me 5, was humbled to have this opportunity to visit Montreal and share the message of Sustainable Development with those present. He spoke about the history of Sustainable Development, the importance of citizen engagement in UN action, and highlighted how citizen-driven grassroots vehicles like the Give Me 5 Campaign can be tremendous a force for good!

SDG 17 Target 17:

“Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships.” 
Data, monitoring, and accountability

In celebration of Canada 150th, the SDGs Youth Training Canada mobilizes 10,000 Canadian youth to advocate and implement the SDGs through 100 local actions and 50 trainings in colleges and universities across Canada in 2017.

Foundation for Environmental Stewardship is a Canadian registered charity and a UN accredited organization with a mission to empower youth for sustainable development. We are working with UN programs to deliver practical training for youth on advocacy and local implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.