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Vivace is La Pépinière’s first program aimed entirely at supporting local initiatives.Vivace means perennial in french, it reflects our desire to share our practice with citizens and bring to life projects that stand the test of time. Over the course of eight months, the program acts as a springboard for collective spaces. By providing tangible support to project leaders and community members, Vivace helps bring to life a collective vision for their neighbourhoods. The program is flexible and adapted to the needs of the project and surrounding community.

The project leaders are supported in launching their initiative by three coaches from La Pépinière and four interns or young professionals. The program offers a solid framework for executing a citizen initiative while building deep roots in the community thereby ensuring the project’s longevity well beyond the duration of the program. The objective is that the community keep the project going independently and that it serve as inspiration for other initiatives.