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 Art, lead 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.