York University renews its partnership with UNITAR, the Regional Municipality of York and York Regional Police
In March 2023, York University renewed its transformative partnership with UNITAR, the Regional Municipality of York and York Regional Police, which aims to deliver joint training and professional development activities targeting government officials, leaders, civil society and other interested parties in support of the SDGs. The renewed MOU was signed at the United Nations Water Conference, which took place in New York City.
The thematic areas for collaboration and exploration in this renewed MOU include social determinants of health, mental health and well-being, anti-racism and inclusionary practices and climate change, disaster and risk management, among others.
Under the first MOU, York University established CIFAL York, the first CIFAL Centre in Canada, which launched in June 2021. CIFAL York is a world-class training hub that brings together academics, practitioners and government leaders to share knowledge and foster solutions to complex, global problems.