Universities Canada is the voice of Canadian universities, at home and abroad.
They are a membership organization providing university presidents with a unified voice for higher education, research and innovation. Universities Canada, formerly the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, advances the mission of our 96 member institutions to transform lives, strengthen communities and find solutions to the most pressing challenges facing our world.
In 2017 Universities Canada adopted the following Principles of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, recognizing the vital importance of a diversity of identity and thought, with room for a variety of ideas, geographies, cultures and views : https://www.univcan.ca/media-room/media-releases/universities-canada-principles-equity-diversity-inclusion/
In 2020, Universities Canada embarked on a pan-Canadian initiative focused on increasing awareness of SDG projects on Canadian campuses and connecting stakeholders through cross-university and university-community partnerships that bridge efforts across sectors and embrace the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Supported by the federal government’s SDG funding program, this initiative explores how Canadian universities are integral to a global movement to advance the United Nations SDGs with practical solutions for sustainable development through diverse activities and institutional commitments.
Find out more on the Sustainable Development Goals of Universities Canada.