VITAE’s organizational and practice design is “boundaryless” -without obvious boundaries, but with powerful ways to break down barriers between working sections internally and externally. This allows us to generate self-confidence and internal courage to face challenges and achieve new heights, resulting in the ability to evolve policy, governance, programs, and processes dynamically to meet changing community outcome needs, while co-creating high positive impact solutions with all stakeholders.
Committed to creating an open ecosystem with an Integrated Governance Sustainable Development Model, and not only respecting the rule of law, but being proactive on acts and agreements, critical to the resource revolution, net-zero race, and regeneration of living systems. The following is only a small sampling of evolving policies, programs, and processes being closely monitored
- Ontario Waste Free Act
- Ontario Asset Management Planning for Municipal Infrastructure
- Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act
- Canada Greening of Government Strategy
- Zero Plastic Waste: Canada’s Actions
- Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)
- International Green Construction Code;
- Basel Convention (on transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal).
Being ‘boundaryless’ is extremely important to (re)generative systems and partnerships to the sustainable development goals. Thus, for learning, innovations, and living living labs in which stakeholders can form public-private-people partnerships (4P) of companies, public agencies, universities, users, and other stakeholders, all collaborating to facilitate integration and regeneration, we look at home, and abroad. .
In practice, 4P models have demonstrated highly effective, efficient, and productive ways to provide goods (i.e. organic food) and services (i.e.consulting, royalties, leasing, membership fees, research, education, health/wellness, and eventually affordable housing and senior care) in boundaryless contexts. 4Ps are an evolution from Public-Private Partnerships (3P), in that they are more open and suitable to boundaryless initiatives/projects, programs and portfolios. Especially to build on innovative education, research and development system models to create, prototype, validate, and test new technologies, services, products, and systems in real-life contexts
All this noted, startup learning, innovations and living labs are initially being defined for a 100km radius including Eastern Ontario, part of Western Quebec, and Northern New York State. Lastly, the situated/geo-positioning contexts –economics, ecology, politics and culture– are all carefully considered, along with respective project contexts –presiding conventions, non-governmental organization, project and staff management.
For more information on proposed on physical virtual learning, innovation and living lab locations, or to suggest a site and partnership, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 613-795-4632.