SDG Impact Icons

Throughout 2020, Startup Canada is celebrating 12 SDG Impact Icons, demonstrating excellence and outstanding achievement in advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Meet our first three 2020 SDG Impact Icons!

SDG Impact Icons: Vinod Rajasekaran

“Even if you make a significant lasting difference for a small group of people, you have a win.” In partnership with Employment and Social Development Canada, each month, Startup Canada is celebrating and putting the spotlight on a leading Canadian social innovator driving change in......

SDG Impact Icons: Terri Storey

“Change is challenging, but it’s possible. It all starts from a place of wanting to make things better for others.” In partnership with Employment and Social Development Canada, each month, Startup Canada is celebrating and putting the spotlight on a leading Canadian social innovator driving......

SDG Impact Icons: Jarrod Goldin

“Industrial production of traditional meat proteins, like cow and hog, has a very large carbon footprint. Insects offer a wonderful, healthy, far more sustainable alternative.” In partnership with Employment and Social Development Canada, each month, Startup Canada is celebrating and putting the spotlight on a......

SDG Impact Icons: Izzeldin Abuelaish

“Measure your wealth by the change you make; by the impact you have in other’s lives.” In partnership with Employment and Social Development Canada, each month, Startup Canada is celebrating and putting the spotlight on a leading Canadian social innovator driving change in one of......

SDG Impact Icons: Alain Ménard

“Companies can make a difference by providing consumers with sustainable products.” In partnership with Employment and Social Development Canada, each month, Startup Canada is celebrating and putting the spotlight on a leading Canadian social innovator driving change in one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.......

SDG Impact Icons: Jeffery Dungen

“Today’s entrepreneurs should focus on activities that generate value, and those who support them should work to change the game so that we celebrate impact over financial outcomes.” In partnership with Employment and Social Development Canada, each month, Startup Canada is celebrating and putting the......

SDG Impact Icons: Keith McIntosh

“If you have internet access, you can bring work to wherever people are.” In partnership with Employment and Social Development Canada, each month, Startup Canada is celebrating and putting the spotlight on a leading Canadian social innovator driving change in one of the UN’s Sustainable......

SDG Impact Icons: Tonya Surman

“What keeps me going is the drive for systemic change; that we can prove new models are possible.” In partnership with Employment and Social Development Canada, Startup Canada is celebrating and putting the spotlight on a leading Canadian social innovator driving change in one of......

SDG Impact Icons: Toni Desrosiers

  “How do you build a business that actually regrows the world, and doesn’t just simply sustain it?” In partnership with Employment and Social Development Canada, Startup Canada is celebrating and putting the spotlight on leading Canadian social innovators driving change in one of the......

SDG Impact Icons: Maayan Ziv

  “You can do good and do well, at the same time.” In partnership with Employment and Social Development Canada, each month, Startup Canada is celebrating and putting the spotlight on a leading Canadian social innovator driving change in one of the UN’s Sustainable Development......

SDG Impact Icons: SheEO Activators

  “I want to live in a world designed for and by everyone—so it’s imperative for us to allocate resources based on need so we can transform existing systems to be more inclusive.” In partnership with Employment and Social Development Canada, each month, Startup Canada......

SDG Impact Icons: Rhoda Angutimarik

  “It’s unbelievable to me that with the rich resources of this country, we still have children going hungry.”  In partnership with Employment and Social Development Canada, each month, Startup Canada is celebrating and putting the spotlight on a leading Canadian social innovator driving change......

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