The RC of Cataraqui-Kingston has been involved in projects from Ontario to Manitoba to Canada’s arctic.
One interesting project was getting involved building a greenhouse in Wiikwemkoong First Nation, Manitoulin Island Ontario. It began when one member came to know Kingston native, Evan Veryard, the founder of Focus Forward for Indigenous Youth. Their mission is to collaborate with Indigenous communities across Canada, empowering youth through locally developed trades-based education, meant to strengthen individuals’ and communities’ futures. They facilitate construction projects in which youth learn marketable skills.The goal was to build relationships and finish the final installation of the HVAC systems and the controls and associated installation for the wood-pellet boiler. The RC of Cataraqui-Kingston, the RC of Kingston, the RC club of Napanee and others assisted financially. For a summary of this project go to https://www.focusforwardfiy.org/projects and scroll down to the Manitoulin Island project in Past Projects.