See yourself in the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy

April 24, 2017 - Tags: Environment

This guest blog post is provided by Environment and Climate Change Canada, which is responsible for protecting the environment, conserving the country's natural heritage, and providing weather and meteorological information to keep Canadians informed and safe.

Last year we asked you for input on the draft 2016–2019 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy, and you delivered. We heard a lot of great feedback from the business community. Your commitment to a sustainable Canada came through loud and clear.

The final 2016–2019 Strategy was published in October 2016, and while we think the whole thing is worth reading, we'd like to draw your attention to these new sections in particular:

  • Listening to Canadians: find out what we heard during the public consultation
  • Working with business for sustainable development: ongoing engagement with the business community
  • Partners taking action: boxes throughout the Strategy highlight work being done by 14 organizations outside the federal government, including businesses

The final 2016–2019 Strategy includes 13 aspirational goals for an environmentally sustainable Canada. These goals include, among others:

  • Clean growth: a growing clean tech industry in Canada contributes to clean growth and the transition to a low-carbon economy
  • Modern and resilient infrastructure: modern, sustainable and resilient infrastructure supports clean economic growth and social inclusion
  • Sustainable food: innovation and ingenuity contribute to a world-leading agricultural sector and food economy for the benefit of all Canadians

We've also changed the Strategy to include new short-term milestones to ensure we stay on track, and clear action plans showing how we'll work toward our targets over the next three years.

The 2016–2019 Strategy is available in a flexible "e-Strategy" format that makes it easier to find information on what matters to you. Use filters to explore the content:

  • Goal, e.g. effective action on climate change; safe and healthy communities, etc.
  • Sector, e.g. agriculture; construction and manufacturing; oil and gas; transportation, etc.
  • Partner, e.g. industry/business; communities; provinces and territories, etc.
  • Department, e.g. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, etc.
  • UN Sustainable Development Goals, e.g. decent work and economic growth; industry innovation and infrastructure; responsible consumption and production, etc.
  • Action Type, e.g. in-kind support and funding; investment in green infrastructure and technology; legislation and regulations; scientific research and analysis, etc.
  • Region of Canada, e.g. Canada-wide, Atlantic, Northern, etc.

Have a look at the new 2016–2019 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy, and let us know what you think!


Posted by on May 10, 2017
Hello Tristan.

Thank you for contacting Canada Business. We are always happy to help you with questions about starting or growing your business in Canada.

You may wish to share your story on the Government of Canada’s Let’s Talk Sustainability website at

If you have questions about starting or growing your business in Canada, please contact us for assistance.

Thank you.
Posted by Tristan on May 9, 2017
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Posted by on May 8, 2017
Hello Oscar.

Thank you for contacting Canada Business. We are always happy to help you with questions about starting or growing your business in Canada. We hope that the following information meets your needs.

When you're setting up your business, you need to ensure that all of your bases are covered. Consider the following steps as you navigate through the business start-up phase:

You may be interested in our article Steps to a social enterprise start-up

Many organizations can help your business bring innovative ideas to life. They offer a variety of services and programs such as consulting, scientific research assistance, and networking:

If you have further questions about starting or growing your business in Canada, please contact the Canada Business Network centre in Nova Scotia

Thank you and good luck with your next steps.
Posted by Oscar on May 7, 2017
Good Night, dear team to development is grate can talk with you, Let us not allow our beloved world to die, let each species have its place its space and all of this balance in the world.

You the homosapiens have an inheritance of more than 400000 years, we enjoy the nature, that is why it carries out all the study previously developed to mitigate this enormous inconvenience and put it in march in our countries, since this is a system that when we Are bathing The water of the bath goes to the cistern to be reused, approximately we spend that with previous studies and start up I have achieved to save (420000 liters) or (4.2 m3) of water, having economy in the public water Service.

The impact that i  desire to mitigate is the saving of the water in each house, since from the house we began to take care of our planet, this impact is social because we all live in this great estate called world; imagine that the people living saved the water only persons with conscience, people Thrifty of water, Precious liquid that We are exhausted.
please i need you help for implement my project in Nova Scotia, this project is for the usual citizen.
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