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Sustainable Development Goals Accord

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Following in the steps of the BCIT Student Association (BCITSA), BCIT became a signatory to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Accord in 2022.

The Accord is a high-profile international initiative developed to allow the higher education sector to demonstrate its commitment to playing its part in meeting the SDGs, and sharing best practices. It is a partnership initiative, endorsed by the United Nations (UN) and many other global partners including Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan). As of February 2023, there are 36 other members of CICan who also signed the SDG Accord to:

    • do more to deliver the goals,
    • annually report on each signatory’s progress, and
    • to do so in ways which share the learning with each other both nationally and internationally.

SDG Accord Reporting

A key requirement of the Accord is to openly and annually account for progress and to share BCIT’s experience and learning from implementing the SDGs.

The reports provide an annual overview of the higher education sector and how it is contributing to the SDGs globally. BCIT submitted our first SDG Accord report in spring 2023. Our data was compiled with that of other signatories to produce a SDG Accord Annual Report for 2023 and was presented at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development with BCIT listed as a reporting signatory. 

The 2023 SDG report; ‘Progress towards the Global Goals in the University and College sector’ is available as a downloadable PDF.

Explore how BCIT is contributing to the SDGs