No.9’s COVID-19 RESPONSE

 

In response to the global pandemic, No.9 has evolved it’s strategy to address the issues caused by Covid-19 to help our youth and our communities get through these challenging times.

Our award-winning educational program Imagining My Sustainable Community has now shifted online to continue supporting students, teachers, and families across Canada by providing accessible, relevant community-building and professionally-guided content. As well, at our new sustainability and reconciliation facility at No.9 Gardens, we are growing food with student volunteers to deliver fresh, organic, local food to food banks and NGOs addressing food insecurity in the Kingston area. To date, we have donated over 750lbs to those hit hardest by the pandemic.  Our No.9 Public Artlead by internationally acclaimed artist, Sean Martindale, s using both online and socially-distanced approaches to engage youth and the wider public through art. By anchoring No.9 Public Art projects to our 9 Pillars, we hope to empower artists and youth to share their opinions around climate change, the pandemic, and how we can all move forward to an equitable and inclusive world.

Please consider making a donation in support of our programming.

Our offices at 39 Queens Quay East remain closed to the public. We are taking great care to comply with all public health guidelines. Using government guidelines and working with our community, we have developed and implemented a COVID-19 Safety Plan for our office in Toronto, as well at No.9 Gardens. These precautions will be updated when needed.

If you wish to visit, please make an appointment by getting in touch.

Take good care,

Andrew Davies
Executive Director No.9