The 2019 Canadian SDG Leadership Awards Gala

The 2019 Canadian SDG Leadership Awards Gala is Canada’s premier Awards event for recognizing businesses and non-businesses that are doing exceptional work to integrate and advance action towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The awards features leading organizations from the private, not-for-profit, and academic sectors across Canada, and highlight their leadership excellence in advancing sustainability innovation, social responsibility, and corporate citizenship within their organizations and communities.

The gala brought together more than 100 corporate sustainability leaders and supporters across the country to convene in celebration of SDG advancement in Canada; it featured a networking cocktail reception, gala dinner, and presentation of the SDG Leadership Awards at the elegant Malaparte, located in the heart of downtown Toronto’s Entertainment District.


Date: Thursday, November 14th 2019
Time: 5:45pm – 10:00pm
Venue: Malaparte, TIFF Bell Lightbox – 6th floor,
350 King St W, Toronto, ON

We invite you to join us at this celebratory networking gala as we reveal which leading Canadian business and non-business organizations will take home the top 3 SDG awards in each category!

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Why should you attend?

The UN Sustainable Development Goals is the global framework for achieving a better future for all – laying out a path until 2030 to end extreme poverty, improve health and education, fight inequality and spur economic growth – while taking climate action to protect our environment.

Join us at the 2019 Canadian SDG Leadership Awards to:

  • Recognize and celebrate the accomplishments and progress that leading Canadian organizations are making across key industries towards achieving the SDGs.
  • Showcase your company’s leadership, success, and commitment towards advancing corporate sustainability in your field.
  • Learn from and be inspired by top Canadian businesses and NGOs that are working on award-winning sustainability initiatives.
  • Mobilize and support peers across different industries to better embed the SDGs into their core business practices and processes.
  • Network and connect with high-level government representatives, business leaders, and other stakeholders working on advancing sustainable development within their communities.
Keynote Speaker: Craig Dowden

Craig Dowden has a doctorate in psychology with a concentration in business and is a certified positive psychology coach. He is an award-winning speaker and highly respected executive coach who delivers interactive, evidence-based workshops that translate the science of leadership, team, and organizational excellence into everyday leadership practice. He is a Charter Member of ForbesSpeakers, a highly select group of 20 individuals from around the world who are “best-in-class” in their respective areas of practice.

SDG Education Session: Learn about SDG good practices, tools & resources

Learn about how Canadian organizations are prioritizing, embedding and reporting on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in their business practices during our educational session about SDG good practices at the SDG Leadership Awards Gala.

Event Agenda
  5:15 PM – 6:00 PM Registration  
  5.30 PM – 6.30 PM Cocktail Reception and Networking  
  6.30 PM – 7:15 PM Welcome and Keynote Speech  
  7:15 PM – 7.45 PM Presentation on SDGs Good Practices, Tools and Resources  
  7:45 PM – 9.30 PM Awards Ceremony and Dinner  
  9:30 PM – 9.40 PM Raffle Draw  
  9:40 PM – 10.30 PM Networking  

Venue: Malaparte, Toronto

The awards gala will be held at the elegant Malaparte, an event space with breathtaking backdrops of the city – located on the 6th floor at TIFF Bell Lightbox, in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District.

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Regular — $175
Half Table (4 guests) — $640
Full Table (8 guests) — $1200

*All tickets subject to applicable fees and taxes

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Sponsorship Opportunities

If your company is interested in learning about sponsorship opportunities for the awards gala, please contact Yvonne Ho at

Click here to view the sponsorship package.