Our Vision : A world of self-reliant communities each with the skills and solutions to assure its food security, energy efficiency, biodiversity and culture into the future .

Our Mission: To provide a centre of excellence, leadership and inspiration for pioneering local initiatives and solutions that help people create sustainable, resilient communities .

Who we serve: Canadian families and households who realize that adopting innovative and adaptive ways-of-life that give sustainable relief from the faltering global economy and environment is their best course of action, and who want guidance for making their transition to sustainability.

What we do: On a project by project basis, we build a knowledge toolbox of innovative and adaptive ways-of-life tools for Canadian households.  On site, we conduct facility bookings and leasings; arranged group day trips; drop-in visitor shopping; scheduled events; arranged and self guided indoor/outdoor ambient tours; community gardening; solar/wind energy generation; arranged fitness, mentoring, and flipped classes; outdoor/indoor theatre; fine arts gallery, craft activities; organized sports; and the like.

Where we are: The Torbolton Institute, 3924 Woodkilton Road, Ottawa, Ontario K0A 3M0; torboltoninstitute.ca, 613-832-2745; and its country surroundings

When we are open: By spring 2014, the Institute facilities and shops will be open to the public daily, 10AM – 3PM and by special arrangement. Members and tenants will have personal access as needed and wanted. Public events occurred as scheduled.

Why we are: As the global 21st century economy and environment increasingly falter, meeting family life’s necessities will become progressively more difficult; informed and enabled family household self reliance is seen as making up the short fall.

How we work: The Institute is an association of households and individuals

a) participating in projects that develop, assess and mentor 21st century ways-of-life for Canadian households and

b) offering cultural shopping on site and via the internet.