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OurWinnipeg uses a framework of six sustainable development goals:
Part of making progress on these goals means understanding the barriers that communities face so the City can work together with community partners to respond to them. OurWinnipeg policy doesn’t tell us exactly how to achieve the goals, but outlines ways to think about issues in an equitable way.
(For a summary of policy intentions please see the policy index in the draft OurWinnipeg document).
There are barriers to social, economic and political participation that limit the community’s ability to achieve OurWinnipeg’s sustainability goals. Winnipeggers experience life differently depending on factors such as:
Municipal and societal systems impact access, affordability and availability of goods, services, safety and opportunity. This is an important element of the draft OurWinnipeg document that deserves discussion. It proposes that the needs of systemically disadvantaged groups (i.e. under-represented, under-served, and/or vulnerable members of the community) are prioritized to remove the barriers to participation, achieve equity, and leave no one behind. The image below is provided to enhance understanding of the difference between Equity and Equality:
The City has considerable influence over the achievement of sustainable development goals for the community through its decision-making authority, policy direction, and resources at its disposal. Key areas of influence include:
We want to start a conversation about potential priority actions by the City that use its areas of influence above to:
What priority actions would you propose for the City based on the information above?