The achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) will depend on the efforts of federal, provincial and municipal levels of government. The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has created a portal with data from 13 Canadian cities that contribute to efforts to track progress on indicators related to sustainable development goals.
The indicators are based on Statistics Canada databases for a 20-year period for 13 cities (Halifax, Moncton, Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa-Gatineau, Toronto, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Victoria). While there are some data limitations in compiling city-level data based on the existing SDG indicators, the portal has data for 12 SDG indicators examining poverty, health, education and employment. The trend data will allow cities to track progress against the SDGs and help recognize the extent and rate of change needed to achieve 2030 targets. Analysis of early trends from the selected cities indicate an overall declining trend in tobacco use among younger people, but the trend is not linear and is not present for all cities. IISD will add in data for additional cities in the coming months.