Sustainable Development Goals

Middle Years 2015/16 School Year

Who is responsible for taking sustainable action? What do the five P’s mean? Where can we start making changes?  How do our actions make a difference around the globe? The Manitoba Council for International Cooperation is proud to host four Generating Momentum for Our World conferences throughout Manitoba in 2015 and 2016. To register please email

Conference Dates

  • Steinbach
    Thursday, Jan. 14th, 2016
  • Winnipeg
    Thursday, Jan. 28th, 2016
  • Brandon
    Thursday, Feb. 4th, 2016
  • Stonewall
    Thursday, Feb. 25th, 2016

What You Need To Know

  • Students will explore the five P’s of the Sustainable Development Goals - People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership - through learning how their actions here can be felt around the globe. Students will discover how the term ‘sustainability’ is not exclusive to environmental issues, but to economic issues as well.
  • Schools are invited to send six students and one teacher to participate in the conference. The cost is $15 per student (free for teachers), which includes lunch and snacks.
  • The conference consists of an opening plenary, followed by three circuit sessions, a creative workshop, and a closing plenary.
  • The conference begins at 9:00am and ends at 3:00pm

Circuit Sessions

Sessions are 40 minutes in length. Students attended with their teachers.

Planning and Promoting

This circuit helps students transform ideas into action! Students will have the opportunity to brainstorm ideas and learn about the nuts and bolts of planning an activity or event, and raising awareness.

Public Speaking

Students are given the tools to be confident, relaxed and engaging public speakers. This circuit will teach them to get their messages across effectively so they can spread the word about important global issues.

Peer Empowerment

Empowerment is the key to successful teamwork and partnerships! As this will be key to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, students will exercise how to think in an altruistic way to work towards the goals collectively!

Creative Workshop Choices

The workshops are an opportunity for students to work outside of their school groups and explore a creative medium of their choice. They will rank their choice of workshop in order of preference on the registration form. A teachers workshop is held concurrent to these workshops.


Making a short video is a great way to get your message out to the public. As part of this workshop, students learn the basics of camera operation, storyboarding and how to set up a shot.

Silk Screening

For those who like to make a fashion statement, this workshop goes through the basics of how to create an original T-shirt design. Students learn about the silk screening process and how to design images with a message.


This workshop explores theatre techniques as a way of getting the message out. Students will play theatrical games and learn how to build scenes through improvisation.

Digital Photography

Students learn to take documentary-style photographs as part of this workshop. Composition was explained as the students play with light, movement and content.

MCIC Fair Trade Manitoba Government of Manitoba Global Affairs Canada

This program was made possible with financial support of the Government of Manitoba,
and was undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through Global Affairs Canada (GAC)