Winnipeg and the SDGs: A Voluntary Local Review of Progress 2021

Among the first of its kind in Canada, this Voluntary Local Review (VLR) tracks how Winnipeg is succeeding and struggling to implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

By Stefan Jungcurt, Kyle Wiebe, Beth Timmers, Jodene Baker, Barb Besner on February 8, 2022

Officially adopted in 2015 by Canada and 192 other countries as part of the UN’s 2030 Agenda, the SDGs are commitments to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure all people enjoy peace and prosperity by promoting inclusive, equitable, safe, and sustainable societies. Winnipeg is the second Canadian city to publish a Voluntary Local Review (after Kelowna, British Columbia), joining cities around the globe that are working towards a better world with fair, safe, and sustainable societies.

Using data from Peg, Winnipeg’s community indicator system, this report highlights where Winnipeg is rising to meet today’s most difficult policy challenges, as well as identifying gaps that can help us move forward in the years ahead. All data included in this report is tracked on Peg, an interactive data dashboard that gathers statistics from official agencies (Statistics Canada, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Winnipeg Police Services, City of Winnipeg, etc.) at both the neighbourhood and city levels, and translates it into easy-to-grasp charts, graphs, and maps.

The report shares the city’s progress towards localizing the SDGs and contains deep insights into well-being trends, including how the pandemic has reshaped life for those living in Manitoba’s capital.

Report details

Sustainable Development Goals
Focus area
Act Together
IISD, 2022