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About: CIFAL York is part of UNITAR's global network of training centers for knowledge-sharing, training, and capacity-building for leaders, local authorities, and civil society. Established in 2020 as a partnership between UNITAR, York University and York Region, CIFAL York started its operation in June 2021 as the first CIFAL Centre in Canada.

Vision: CIFAL York envisions a more sustainable, inclusive, and equitable world, empowering communities to overcome global challenges, while integrating the UN Sustainable Development Goals for shaping a better future.

Mission: CIFAL York is dedicated to serve as a hub for knowledge exchange and capacity building among government officials, the private sector, academia, and civil society. CIFAL York works towards a global outreach and positive change through bridging gaps and facilitating a range of inspirational training and research opportunities

CIFAL York Focusing Areas

  • Disaster Risk, Emergency Management and Humanitarian Actions
  • Health, Development, Environment & Climate Change
  • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Entrepreneurship, Digital Technology, and Economic Development
  • Advancing UN Sustainable Development Goals