Since 2017, Humanly has featured a collection of evolving understandings of global challenges that we are facing locally in Calgary and the surrounding area.
Goal 2: Zero Hunger
Goal 3: Good Health & Wellbeing
Goal 4: Quality Education
Goal 5: Gender Equality
Goal 6: Clean Water & Sanitation
Goal 7: Affordable & Clean Energy
Goal 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth
Goal 9: Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure
Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
Goal 11: Sustainable Cities & Communities
Goal 12: Responsible Consumption & Production
Goal 13: Climate Action
Goal 14: Life Below Water
Goal 15: Life on Land
Goal 16: Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions
Goal 17: Partnerships
GOAL 1: NO POVERTY
Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality.
GOAL 2: ZERO HUNGER
The food and agriculture sector offers key solutions for development, and is central for hunger and poverty eradication.
GOAL 3: GOOD HEALTH & WELLBEING
Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development.
GOAL 3 | JONATHAN & SHADI
How might we help those suffering from depression due to the drastic changes caused by COVID-19?
GOAL 3 | JUMAN
How might we ensure the COVID-19 response is disability-inclusive so that autistic children have a healthier lifestyle at home?
GOAL 3 | KAYLEE & KIRK
How might we ensure the well-being of children in their changing social environment due to the pandemic?
GOAL 3 | FATIMA & ASHLEY
How might we support the mental health of racialized immigrant youth in Canada?
GOAL 3 | AUSTIN & DANA
How might we encourage the growth of community based mental health support systems to
decrease the burden on the healthcare system?
GOAL 3 | ASHLEIGH
How might we champion the appropriate use of antipsychotics for dementia patients in Canadian long-term care residences?
GOAL 3 | CASSANDRA
How might we explore the benefits of art as a therapeutic means of dealing with situations affecting mental, physical and emotional well-being of young adults?
GOAL 3 | REILLY & EMMA
How might we reduce barriers for student athletes in seeking help for issues related to mental well-being?
GOAL 3 | EMILY & RAQUEL
How might we minimize the effects of seasonal affective disorder in order to maintain good mental health and well-being?
GOAL 3 | CHRISTOPHER RICE
How might we improve patient care through health information technology in a primary care setting?
GOAL 3 | TRAVIS PRESBITERO
How might we create more inclusive environments for individuals who are hard of hearing or deaf?
GOAL 4: QUALITY EDUCATION
Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development.
GOAL 4 | KAITLYN & ARTHUR
How might we update our education system from industrial age thinking to the technological age?
GOAL 4 | THERESE
How might we change mindsets within the education system around the perception of student failure?
GOAL 4 | YVES & NIKOLETA
How might we encourage Mount Royal University students and staff to reduce their emissions?
GOAL 4 | ELISE & SHIFA
How might we develop an education system that places emphasis on value, deep learning and critical thinking for understanding?
GOAL 4 | ELLE & MICKAYLA
How might we make Albertan off-reserve schools more safe and enriching for Indigenous youth?
GOAL 5: GENDER EQUALITY
Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.
GOAL 5 | SHANIA & ASFA
How might we increase the visibility of women of colour and foster an environment of inclusivity to encourage women to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.
GOAL 6: CLEAN WATER & SANITATION
Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in.
GOAL 7: AFFORDABLE & CLEAN ENERGY
Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity.
GOAL 8: DECENT WORK & ECONOMIC GROWTH
Sustainable economic growth will require societies to create the conditions that allow people to have quality jobs.
GOAL 8 | MAX
How might we engage potential skills and talents individuals with autism may have in the workplace?
GOAL 9: INDUSTRY, INNOVATION & INFRASTRUCTURE
Investments in infrastructure are crucial to achieving sustainable development.
GOAL 9 | MARY & BRIANA
How might we contribute to local economies and reduce wasted resources with innovation in the farming industry?
GOAL 9 | TYSON LEAF
How might we provide real-time education and training for the transitioning workforce displaced by technology?
GOAL 10: REDUCED INEQUALITIES
To reduce inequalities, policies should be universal in principle, paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized populations.
GOAL 10 | KARISA & CORRIE
How might we combat the omission of LGBTQ2S+ existence and participation in heteronormative societies?
GOAL 10 | EMMA J.
How might we improve inclusivity in urban design practices for Calgary’s rough sleepers?
GOAL 11: SUSTAINABLE CITIES & COMMUNITIES
There needs to be a future in which cities provide opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more.
GOAL 11 | EMMY
How might we strengthen Calgary's neighbourhoods to foster a healthy and active lifestyle?
GOAL 11 | ALLISON & JULIANNA
How might we utilize unused spaces to enhance the creative economy for Calgarians?
GOAL 11 | MACKENZIE
How might we address barriers in order to create an environmental and behavioural shift towards more human-scale cities?
GOAL 11 | NOORDEEP
How might we rethink urban planning and infrastructure development processes in Calgary’s city core to improve standards of living?
GOAL 11 | COOPER & RANDALL
How might we expand the working lifespan of business buildings in the Calgary core?
GOAL 11 | THERESE B.
How might we educate Mount Royal University students about the importance of waste segregation?
GOAL 11 | KATIE YARN
How might we improve transportation accessibility in the city for people with physical challenges?
GOAL 11 | BRETT ROBERTSHAW
How might we increase public engagement and consultation to improve unused public spaces in a way that’s inclusive of all Calgarians?
GOAL 11 | ROBYN PASHULA
How might we ensure that Calgarians have the appropriate education to support the City of Calgary’s recycling program?
GOAL 12: RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION & PRODUCTION
Responsible Production and Consumption
GOAL 12 | KRISTINA & KATHERINE
How might we encourage responsible, eco-friendly shopping to reduce the consequences of fast fashion and textile waste?
GOAL 12 | ELENA & MEAGHAN
How might we empower Canadian stakeholders to better fulfill their roles in phasing out single-use plastics?
GOAL 13: CLIMATE ACTION
Climate change is a global challenge that affects everyone, everywhere.
GOAL 13 | WYATT
How might we reduce invasive human impacts on our environment that directly drive communicable diseases?
GOAL 14: LIFE BELOW WATER
Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future.
GOAL 14 | NICOLE & VICTORIA
How might we reduce plastic disposal in our oceans and increase participation in a plastic free lifestyle?
GOAL 15: LIFE ON LAND
Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss
GOAL 15 | KRISTEL PENA
How might we implement a better system that eliminates the need for any adoptable animals in Calgary to be euthanized?
GOAL 16: PEACE, JUSTICE & STRONG INSTITUTIONS
Access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable institutions at all levels.
GOAL 16 | INGRID
How might we help at-risk youth mitigate the psychosocial factors impacting them in order to lead full and productive lives?
GOAL 16 | JILLIAN
How might we mobilize lived experiences and histories of harm to build capacities for restorative justice?
GOAL 17: PARTNERSHIPS
Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.