No.9's COVID-19 RESPONSE
We are taking action! For over 10 years, No.9 has been educating Canadian youth to understand the perils of climate change and how to make a difference in the world by creating more vital, sustainable and inclusive communities.
No.9 PUBLIC ART
Building on No.9’s rich history of fostering awareness of ecological and social concerns through contemporary art and design, No.9 Public Art has launched an artist-led initiative using an agile, collaborative, and experimental approach to engage the public at large.
Imagining My Sustainable Community
Adapted for online education, this award-winning workshop teaches students from Grade 7-9 the role they play in creating a more sustainable world. This program highlights the social and economic equity issues that need to be addressed in order for communities to be more vibrant and resilient in the face of adversity.
Launched in partnership with Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre and St. Lawrence College Department of Skilled Trades and Tourism, this unique 40-acre facility is Canada’s First Sustainability and Reconciliation Centre, created as a hands-on teaching facility and lab for research and the implementation of innovative projects and practices that lead to low carbon communities and a sustainable lifestyle.
Who is No.9?
We are a charitable organization based in Toronto focused on eco-literacy programming for elementary, high school, and post-secondary students. Through our immersive, hands-on educational programs, No.9 empowers youth to transform the built world around them, challenging and inspiring them to lead a national revolution in building sustainable communities across Canada.
THE NINE PILLARS
Our name comes from the nine pillars essential to building a sustainable community.
Each of these is critical in building and achieving a resilient communities. They are also
the foundation of the Imagining My Sustainable Community program.
“Creativity is putting your imagination to work, and it’s produced the most extraordinary results in human culture.”
- Ken Robinson
EMPOWERING A REVOLUTION
Today’s youth are our future.They will
soon lead the world, and we want to help them
change it for the better.
SHAPING CANADA'S FUTURE
Our vision is simple – we want to expand
Imagining My Sustainable Community to reach more students, inspire
innovation, nurture creativity, and create change.
Imagining My Sustainable Community in action.
BECOME PART OF THE REVOLUTION
It takes a village to build a sustainable community.