SDG Localization Community of Practice 


This Community of Practice is co-hosted by SDSN Canada and Tamarack Institute.

Next Meetings

Save the date for upcoming CoP calls, which take place on the last Tuesday of every month (1-2 PM ET). Note that we take December off and take a pause during summers as well.

To learn more about this CoP please reach out to Laura at 

Recordings from public webinars


The SDG Localization Community of Practice is made up of a group of peers committed to sharing and learning from one another to accelerate their work to localize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), whether through developing Voluntary Local Reviews (VLRs) or other approaches. Participants make up different sectors, including:  

  • Elected leaders 
  • Municipal staff  
  • Non-profit/community sector leaders
  • Post-secondary staff and faculty 
  • Residents 
  • Foundations and funders 

Benefits of Membership

By joining this Community of Practice you will be able to engage in facilitated conversations with your peers to uncover new approaches to problems, access new ideas and contribute to the transfer of best practices.

Our goals include:

  • Support the work of community leaders and city officials looking to develop local plans to advance the SDGs. 
  • Share resources, programs, policies and best practices for localizing the SDGs. 
  • Develop a dynamic network of practitioners that are intentionally working together to deepen their work on the SDGs. 
  • Develop a learning community that collaborates, co-generates knowledge, and achieves collective impact. 

Our Commitment

This Community of Practice provides a space for participants to connect, collaborate, and share best practices and lessons learned on localizing the SDGs. We are committed to:

  • Provide the technology and facilitation to support this Community of Practice.  
  • Identify and connect those interested in SDG localization with peers from across the country and around the world.
  • Engage subject-matter experts to identify promising practices and useful resources. 
  • Identify potential areas for research and development.
  • Share emerging findings. 

Our Guiding Principles

Our conversations are rooted in common principles that provide a shared vision and enable us to engage in meaningful ways with one another, including: 

  • Collaboration
  • Openness
  • DEI - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Curiosity
  • Listening
  • Respect

We expect participants to uphold these principles.


Here you can find a list of resources from Tamarack, SDSN Canada, and other key references from across the ecosystem: 

About SDSN Canada

SDSN Canada is part of a global movement to build a network of universities, colleges, and knowledge institutions to promote practical solutions for the SDGs and the Paris Climate Agreement. Find out more.

About Tamarack

The Tamarack Institute is a connected force for community change. We develop and support collaborative strategies that engage citizens and institutions to solve major community issues across Canada and beyond. Find out more.


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