No Little Plans explores the status of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in Canada. Each episode dives deep on one of the 17 goals, while also highlighting the ways they intersect.

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Episode 1: Leave no one behind (An overview of the SDGs)

What are the SDGs and why do they matter? Meet three experts — Joseph Wong, John McArthur, and Deborah Glaser — who are already pursuing the goals, and learn why the tremendous effort it will take to achieve them is worth it.

Episode 2: How to eradicate homelessness (SDG 1: No Poverty)

The reality of being homeless in Canada is complicated. Nearly a third of people experiencing life without shelter are women, almost one in five are young people, Indigenous populations are overrepresented — and more. Meet Erin Dej and Jesse Thistle, two experts with big ideas about how to fix this important problem.

Episode 3: Women’s rights are human rights (SDG 5 : Gender Equality) 

Gender equality in Canada is a slow-motion work in progress. How did we get so bad at addressing problems that affect more than half of us? And what must we do to improve the lives of girls who will be women in 2030?

Episode 4: Water World (SDG 14 : Life below Water) 

The health of our oceans and seas affects everything from human health to food security to global climate and international economics. The seas and oceans provide work to 3 billion people around the world—and they need help from all of us

No Little Plans is one of our contributions to Alliance 2030, a national network of organizations working to achieve the SDGs in Canada and abroad by the year 2030. You can join the Alliance today at

No Little Plans is hosted by Vicky Mochama of Vocal Fry Studios, and created by Strategic Content Labs. You can subscribe to No Little Plans anywhere you get podcasts, including iTunes and Google Play. Visit to find episode notes and more ways you can listen.