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Program and component
Digital Strategy Fund, Public Access to the Arts and Citizen Engagement

Toronto, Ontario

Field of practice
Visual Arts

Grant amount

Fiscal year

Towards a Culture of Sustainable Development

A young man showing an artwork alongside its digital counterpart on a computer.
A student shows a physical and digital model of his sustainable design ideas as part of No.9’s Imagining My Sustainable Community program. Photographer(s): courtesy of No.9

A digital strategy to engage young people in the transition towards sustainable communities

Workshops to raise young people’s awareness about climate issues

“Imagining My Sustainable Community,” a program developed by No.9, an environmental sustainability-focussed organization in Toronto, offers Grade 7 and 8 students four days of workshops to brainstorm and collaborate to create art around the theme of environmental issues. Art and design are the central pillars of the search for innovative ways and concrete steps to stabilize the Earth’s climate. No.9 is counting on the cross-pollinating effects of this initiative to create a huge network of information and education about climate change.

Digital communication combined with reconciliation across Canada

To reach youth, No.9 has developed digital tools that enable participants from Halifax to Vancouver, including First Nations people, to discuss the sustainable development challenges their communities are facing. These new online spaces and communication tools also foster understanding and reconciliation between peoples.


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