Together 2018 Canada Flag

November 5 & 6  at the University of Alberta

Together 2018 — the second annual, internationally recognized Symposium fostering collaboration and innovation around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Canada and beyond — was held November 5 & 6, 2018 in Edmonton, hosted in partnership with the University of Alberta.  Building on the foundation of partnership, innovation, and cross-sector collaboration, Together 2018 called on delegates to explore their role in advancing the SDGs in Canada and around the world. This symposium examined Canada’s progress on achieving the SDGs, acknowledged new leaders that have joined the movement, and identified innovative ways to tackle the 2030 Agenda.

Together 2018 partnered with the internationally recognized How to Change the World professional development programme. Originally developed as part of accredited degrees at University College London (one of the World’s premier universities), this unique SDG-focused professional development programme explored how to mobilise your knowledge and networks to make a tangible impact on the SDGs today.  

In 2017 Canada launched the Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP), which seeks to reduce extreme poverty and build a more peaceful, inclusive and prosperous world using a feminist lens. The policy recognizes that promoting gender equality and empowering women and girls will create a more prosperous society. Together 2018 had a particular focus on Goal 5: Gender Equality.

Watch Together 2018 Online

Together 2018 was live streamed across Canada on ACGC’s Youtube page.  Visit to view archived footage of the event, including keynote addresses by Shiza Shahid and Paul Polman.

Together 2018 Group Photo

Thank you to all the attendees, speakers, and partners that made Together 2018 a success!

Things to do in Canada as a tourist

Canada is a vast and beautiful country with a lot to offer tourists. From its stunning natural scenery to its vibrant cities, there is something for everyone in Canada.

Here are some of the best things to do in Canada as a tourist:

  • Visit the Canadian Rockies: The Canadian Rockies are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. You can go hiking, camping, fishing, or skiing in the mountains.
  • See the Northern Lights: The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, are a natural phenomenon that can be seen in many parts of Canada. The best time to see the Northern Lights is during the winter months.
  • Explore Niagara Falls: Niagara Falls is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Canada. You can take a boat ride to the base of the falls, or go on a helicopter tour to see them from above.
  • Spend time in Vancouver: Vancouver is a beautiful city located on the west coast of Canada. It is known for its mild climate, stunning scenery, and friendly people. You can visit Stanley Park, Granville Island, or go on a whale watching tour.
  • Visit Quebec City: Quebec City is the capital of the province of Quebec. It is a charming city with a European feel. You can visit the Château Frontenac, walk through the Old Town, or take a boat ride on the St. Lawrence River.
  • Attend a hockey game: Hockey is a major sport in Canada. You can attend a professional hockey game in one of the many Canadian cities that have a team.
  • Go skiing or snowboarding: Canada has some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the world. You can go to one of the many ski resorts in the Canadian Rockies or the Laurentian Mountains.
  • Try the food: Canada has a diverse cuisine that reflects its multicultural population. You can try everything from poutine to sushi.
  • Visit a museum: Canada has many museums that tell the story of the country’s history and culture. You can visit the Canadian Museum of History, the Royal Ontario Museum, or the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
  • Go to a festival: Canada has many festivals throughout the year. You can attend a music festival, a food festival, or a cultural festival.

These are just a few of the many things you can do in Canada as a tourist. With its stunning scenery, vibrant cities, and friendly people, Canada is a great place to visit.

Tips for planning your trip to Canada:

  • The best time to visit Canada is during the summer months, from June to September. However, you can also visit Canada during the winter months to see the Northern Lights.
  • Canada is a large country, so it is important to plan your trip carefully. Decide which cities and regions you want to visit, and book your flights and accommodation in advance.
  • Canada is a relatively expensive country, so be sure to budget accordingly.
  • Be sure to pack for all types of weather, as the climate in Canada can vary greatly depending on the region and time of year.

How to obtain a CBSA declaration to enter Canada

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) declaration is a form that all travellers must complete when entering Canada. The declaration asks for information about your travel, including your contact information, the purpose of your trip, and the goods you are bringing with you.

There are two ways to obtain a CBSA declaration:

  • Online: You can complete the CBSA declaration online using the ArriveCAN app or the web version. You must submit your declaration within 72 hours of arriving in Canada.
  • At the border: You can also complete a CBSA declaration at a CBSA port of entry. However, this may take longer and you may have to wait in line.

What you need to complete a CBSA declaration:

  • Your travel document (passport or Canadian permanent resident card)
  • Your contact information
  • The purpose of your trip
  • The goods you are bringing with you

How to complete a CBSA declaration:

  1. Go to the ArriveCAN app or the web version.
  2. Sign in using your GCKey or create an account.
  3. Follow the prompts to complete the declaration.
  4. Submit your declaration.

Tips for completing a CBSA declaration:

  • Start early: It is best to complete your CBSA declaration as early as possible, within 72 hours of arriving in Canada.
  • Be accurate: Be sure to answer all of the questions on the declaration accurately.
  • Keep a copy: Once you have submitted your declaration, be sure to keep a copy for your records.

If you have any questions about completing a CBSA declaration, you can contact the CBSA at 1-800-461-9999.


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