In 2015, the United Nations challenged the world to meet 17 big goals that have one encompassing ambition: Leave no one behind. The Sustainable Development Goals are meant to improve the health of the planet and the lives of everyone on it. We have until 2030 to achieve them. This is No Little Plans, a podcast about the state of SDG progress in Canada, featuring many of the people who are doing the most to help this country succeed.
Repairing Justice in the Arctic
We look at policing in Canada’s eastern Arctic. What does safety look like for Inuit? And how do communities feel justice is being served?
We do everything online—shopping, school, health care. So what happens when our communities don’t have reliable internet? In Episode 13 of No Little Plans, we look at the rapidly evolving digital divide in Canada’s north.
The Right To Be Cold
In the Arctic, warming temperatures are threatening Inuit communities’ food security, health and livelihoods. In the latest episode of No Little Plans, we spoke to Inuit climate leader Siila Watt-Cloutier about how to correct Canada’s course.
Hannan Mohamud on Anti-Black Racism in Education
In our last episode, we discussed how biases in elementary and high school are a barrier to equity for Black students—but the conversation doesn’t end there. Hannan Mohamud is a law student at the University of Ottawa involved in anti-racist activism on campus, and the co-host of Is This For Real. In October 2020, Hannan spoke out against 34 professors who wrote an open letter in support of a colleague who had used the n-word in class. We reached Hannan to discuss how anti-racism in education is a key part of Canada's commitment to the 2030 Sustainable Development Goal Agenda of "Leaving No One Behind."
The Learning Curve
Black students in Canada have higher dropout rates, suspensions and expulsions than their peers. In the latest episode of No Little Plans, we’re asking: how can we make education in Canada more equitable?
No Little Plans Returns!
No Little Plans is back with a brand new host, Tokunbo Adegbuyi. Produced in full during the COVID 19 pandemic, the podcast is back and ready to explore what it means to plan for an equitable future, but this time from a safe distance. We'll look into issues like anti-Black racism in Canadian schools, digital connectivity gaps, how climate warming is a human rights issue, and what the high rate of police-related deaths in parts of Canada's north means for access to justice. Listen here to meet the new voice behind the mic this season. Brand new episode drops Jan 13th, 2021.
Relatable and Candid
This podcast breaks down the UN goals for the average person. Helps you understand how everything fits into the bigger picture. Can't wait to hear the next 3 episodes.
An accessible and worthwhile listen
Really enjoyed the first episode and Vicky’s approach to covering a sometimes abstract topic. Looking forward to future episodes.
Accessible content and an engaging host. Yay global improvement