No.9 is an arts organization that uses art and design to bring awareness to environmental concerns. We deliver programs in schools and in the public domain designed to encourage the use of creative thinking to resolve environmental issues and to promote a sustainable lifestyle.
Executive Director Statement
No.9 is dedicated to empowering youth to lead a revolution in building sustainable communities. We do this through providing access to unique facilities like No.9 Gardens, through online public art activation programs, and through our award-winning online community design workshop Imagining My Sustainable Community. Since 2006, we have delivered over 30 major public art exhibitions and delivered educational workshops to over 4,000 elementary students. With the launch of No.9 Gardens we have established Canada's First Sustainability and Reconciliation Centre. This facility will showcase the latest in sustainable building while also providing unique hands-on educational opportunities to students.
No.9 Ecological Literacy Outreach Educational Program
By introducing students to the 9 pillars of building a sustainable community No.9 empowers youth to take action against climate change. If our expectation is for the creative class of the next generation to drive the new green economy then our objective must be to take on the responsibility of providing that generation with the necessary tools to do so. A creative work force prepared to deal with the environmental challenges of the 21st century will be realized through extensive and pervasive education in integrated ecological literacy.
No.9's public art programs
Art is the experience of perceiving, and this experience can help lead to a positive global vision of a sustainable future.
Art is the experience of perceiving, in which ones imagination is stimulated, personal creativity is nurtured and innovative thought is provoked. Public Art is the communal version of this experience and can act as a catalyst for cultural dialogue and change. As a society we are currently driven by the desire for a lifestyle of perpetual growth that is not socially or environmentally sustainable. Visionary voices are needed to inspire a cultural shift towards a global sustainable lifestyle. No.9's mission is to provide the public forum and support for these voices so that positive environmental change can occur.
No.9's charitable registration number is 84827 6986 RR0001.