If the patent owner does not develop the idea into a product. It must be better than anything in existence for someone else to bother with the development expense only to pay the patent owner royalties.
Managing an administrative process by volunteers is very difficult.
I am not sure Vancouver Hackspace Society can make the transition required to have paid staff required to manage the administrative process.
If this did get off the ground, it would offer valuable experience and funding. But ... see my points above. Please feel free to reach out to me directly. I write and implement patents as hobby, I hope to turn into a profitable business. I can tell you it takes a lot more money than you think to implement most patents.