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SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

Economic growth should be a positive force for the whole planet. This is why we must make sure that financial progress creates decent and fulfilling jobs while not harming the environment. Goal 8 is about protecting labour rights and once and for all put a stop to modern slavery and child labour, promoting job creation with expanded access to banking and financial services, to ensure all have access to the benefits of entrepreneurship and innovation.

SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

YSPACE HELPS BUSINESSES SURVIVE DURING PANDEMIC

Pictured here: Nafis Ahmed (left) and David Kwok (right)

York University is committed to supporting the development of future leaders focused on building a more inclusive economy. YSpace, York’s entrepreneurship hub, offers programs and services that help business people at every stage of development: ideation, validation, launch and growth. Driven by the passion that David Kwok brings to every project, YSpace makes connections between people by offering mentoring, workshops and programs to help participants equip their businesses – no matter what stage of development they’re at – to thrive. Learn more here.

Facts

161

publications

(2018-2020)

$4.4B

and 13,480 jobs
contributed (2018)

2.3B

spending footprint of
alumni, students in 2018

410

YSpace ventures supported,
creating $36M in revenue since 2018

8,860

faculty/staff
employed (2020)

5,116 FTEs in 2021

30+

Programs relevant
or related to SDG 8

YU Mitacs Interns (Accelerate, Elevate & Globalink Programs)

90

(2018-2019)

132

(2019-2020)

129

(2020-2021)

Funding secured from Mitacs Canada for training students and PDFs in Canada and abroad with university and industry partners

(2018-2019 - 2020-2021)

Stories

York U business students help Toronto businesses go online to fight impacts of COVID-19
Employment Standards Enforcement Gap