No.9 is a registered charity based in Toronto focused on eco-literacy programming in elementary public schools. 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 revolution in building sustainable communities across Canada.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
Youth can be changemakers in improving the health of our planet.
Teaching youth about sustainable communities equips them with the skills to enter a green economy.
Innovation begins with Imagination.
Teaching youth practical skills while empowering them to think out-of-the box can lead to innovative change.
Hands-on education is essential to learning.
Not only can kids grasp complex ideas, but if we provide them with the proper canvas, they can learn and create amazing things.
Sustainable living is does not need to be boring.
Art, design, music, architecture and the occasional party are all key elements in a culture of sustainability.
Architecture and Design
Our Imagining My Sustainable Community program has been delivered to over 2,500 students across North America.
No.9 Gardens is a new initiative transforming a farm in Elgin, Ontario into a living example of a sustainable working organic farm and culinary kitchen.
The 9 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.