Living Laboratories Initiative

The Living Laboratories Initiative is a new approach to agricultural innovation in Canada, that brings together farmers, scientists, and other collaborators to co-develop and test innovative practices and technologies to address agri-environmental issues.


Services and information


About the initiative

Core principles, innovation cycle, expected results

International engagement

Current partnerships, international collaboration opportunities

Socio-economic factors

Understanding costs, benefits, social factors and social impacts

National network of Living Labs



Located on Prince Edward Island near the Dunk River, Kensington North and Souris watersheds.

Eastern Prairies

Located in southern Manitoba near the Main Drain, North Shannon, Swan Lake and Upper Oak watersheds.


Located near the Rivière du Bois-Blanc, Rivière Pot au Beurre, and South Shore of Lac Saint-Pierre watersheds.


Located in agricultural lands in the Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair basins.


Living Laboratories video

The value of research collaboration