The Charlton Sustainability Hub

Revitalizing Rural Communities in Northern Ontario

What is the Hub?

Located in Charlton Ontario, the Charlton Sustainability Hub (The Hub) will be a co-developed experiential learning centre that supports the development of circular economies for rural and remote communities across Northern Ontario to address climate change. The Hub is established through a partnership between the Northern Ontario Centre For Sustainable Development (NOCSD), a charitable development co-operative, and Keepers of the Circle, an Indigenous not-for-profit. Through knowledge sharing, the Hub will drive change and create new opportunities for rural communities.

We need you! 

Please donate to Save the Roof through our Go Fund Me!

a group of 5 people planting baby spruce trees on the Charlton Sustainability Hub property

Renovated from an old school building, the Hub will be a net-zero centre with teaching classrooms, living accommodations, and gardening demonstration sites. We provide the knowledge, tools, and resources for Northern communities to take on a sustainable future. 

The Hub will deliver workshops, educational programs, and hands-on demonstrations on topics such as regenerative agriculture, renewable energy systems, and entrepreneurship

Our building will be a shared space that local community members can visit, use, and explore the opportunities and potential sustainable solutions for their future. 

What does our community need from the Hub? We asked and you answered!

Feasibility Study Survey Results for June 2022
Survey Purpose's were to understand community interests in activities and topics, to identify Northeastern Ontario priorities and needs, and to design activities and programs the community wants.

Ways You Can Get Involved


Keepers of the Circle is an Indigenous non-profit that is focused on supporting the political, economic, social, and cultural reclamation of Indigenous communities. Keepers of the Circle operate from two primary locations situated in the historical Robinson-Huron Treaty territory, Temiskaming Shores and Kirkland Lake. We offer onsite and on-the-land programs and services that follow a continuum along the lifecycle.  

The Northern Ontario Centre for Sustainable Development is a registered charity and development co-operative. They look to provide inclusive, intergenerational, and experiential education by facilitating knowledge sharing in rural and remote communities. 

Land Acknowledgement

We would like to acknowledge that we are situated in Robinson-Huron Treaty territory and the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of Cree, Ojibway and Algonquin Peoples with territorial assertions from the Métis Nation. For further information, you can learn more here.

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Charlton Sustainability Hub