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International Development Week - February 6 to 12, 2022 - #GoForTheGoals social media contest

Leading up to International Development Week 2022, we’re inviting people in Canada to #GoForTheGoals in their daily lives!

What action will you take to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals? Will you bike or walk instead of driving? Reduce plastic waste? Support girls’ education through an Non-governmental organization (NGO)?

Tell us on social media for a chance to meet the Minister of International Development and have a tree planted in your name! We will randomly draw 13 winners, 1 from each province and territory in Canada! The contest runs until February 12, 2022.

How to enter

On Twitter

  1. Tweet an answer to the question “What action will you take to support the Sustainable Development Goals?”
  2. Include the hashtag #GoForTheGoals or #VisezLesObjectifs
  3. Include your province or territory as a hashtag

On Instagram

  1. Answer the question “What action will you take to support the Sustainable Development Goals?” in a comment on a @canadadev or @developpementcanada post that explains the contest
  2. Include the province or territory where you live and tag a friend
  3. For an extra chance to win, share the post on your Instagram Story and tag @canadadev or @developpementcanada

On Facebook

  1. Answer the question “What action will you take to support the Sustainable Development Goals?” in a comment on a @CanadaDevelopment or @DevCanada post that explains the contest
  2. Include the province or territory where you live and tag a friend
  3. For an extra chance to win, share the post and tag @CanadaDevelopment or @DevCanada

Contest rules

Please review our contest rules before entering the contest.

Ideas of how to take action

Not sure what action to take? Here are some suggestions:

To support the #SustainableDevelopmentGoals in my daily life, I will:

  • bike to work
  • reduce my plastic waste
  •  donate to @[name of NGO] to reduce poverty
  •  donate what I don’t use to reduce poverty and waste
  •  learn more about international development by [studying it at school, subscribing to NGO newsletters, following more NGOs on social media]
  • volunteer with @[name of NGO]
  • plant a tree

For example, your social media post could look something like this:

To support the #SustainableDevelopmentGoals in my daily life, I will plant a tree! #GoForTheGoals #[name of province where you live] @CanadaDev

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