Mission, Vision &
Core Values

Our Mission 

ReImagine17 is a national community of youth working to reimagine sustainable development through anti-oppressive, intersectional and interdisciplinary collaboration. Our goal is to encourage youth to critically reflect on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by facilitating a community of practice that holds space for knowledge-sharing, program development, and advocacy.

Our Vision 

ReImagine17 wants to see youth in what is currently called Canada critically reflect on and reimagine the SDGs, as a means to establish/generate/create equitable solutions to the challenges presented by the Goals. We want to see a community of youth meaningfully engage in grassroots initiatives centered on critical and creative reimagination of the SDGs. The involvement of youth in decision-making spaces encourages youth to further support their communities and bolster a network of anti-oppressive, interdisciplinary and intersectional social change, in order to build an equitable and sustainable future.

Our Values

We hold four core values at the center of our work:

I.  RESEARCH, REFRAME AND REIMAGINE the United Nations SDG Framework

II. NURTURE COLLABORATION AND PARTNERSHIPS between youth and youth-led organizations involved in sustainable development and advocacy work

III. ADVOCATE FOR SOLUTIONS to achieve youth representation and redistribute power to youth.

IV. AMPLIFY YOUTH PERSPECTIVES with an acknowledgment of intersectional identities

Read more about our 4 values below.

I. Research, Reframe, & Reimagine

1. Reframe dialogue and action concerning the SDGs by piloting novel approaches to interdisciplinary and intersectional collaboration.

2. Critically reflect on the strengths and limitations of the SDG framework, as we look towards and beyond the 2030 deadline for their implementation.

3. Unite diverse people and perspectives to engage in productive discourse surrounding the SDG framework. Build solidarity, acknowledge difference, and highlight shared goals and values.

II. Nurture Collaboration & Partnerships

1. Facilitate dialogue and collaboration between youth and youth-led organizations involved in sustainable development and advocacy work, with a  focus on organizations who critically and creatively engage with the  SDGs and the challenges they present.

2. Convene operations and activities between relevant youth groups.

3. Facilitate knowledge exchange among youth and youth-led organizations, with an emphasis on co-developing best practices.

4. Create resources and engage in knowledge-sharing, with an emphasis on bilingual materials.

III. Advocate for Solutions

1. Advocate for the empowerment of youth as key stakeholders in SDG dialogues.

2. Advocate for the representation and redistribution of power to youth in the implementation of legislation and policy changes at the local, regional, and national level.

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IV. Amplify Youth Perspectives

1. Ensure the youth of what is currently called Canada are being accurately represented, with acknowledgment of intersectional identities.

2. Amplify and work in solidarity with the perspectives of Black, Indigenous, made- racialized youth, 2SLGBTQIA+ youth, youth living in poverty and youth living with disabilities in what is currently called Canada.

3. Amplify the perspectives of Northern, rural, and Atlantic Canada youth.