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.
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!
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.
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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